LiftMaster SecureView Ultra Quiet Smart Garage Door Opener Review


If you want to upgrade your garage door, you can opt for an upgrade controller system that connects to your opener; We’ve reviewed many of them on TechHive, or you can replace the entire opener with one that has all the smart features built in. in.

That’s exactly what I did when I tested the LiftMaster Secure View Ultra-Quiet Smart Opener (LiftMaster Model 87504-267), a top-of-the-line garage door opener that has almost every feature you could want in a garage door opener. garage, smart or not.

This review is part of TechHive’s coverage of the best smart garage door controllers, where you will find reviews of competing offerings, as well as a buyer’s guide on the features to consider when purchasing this type of product.

The list of features is so extensive that there really is no other way to list them than through bullets. This is what you get:

  • 2,000 lumens of motion-activated lighting (sensor is in the wired wall controller), illuminating the entire garage when you step foot in it, courtesy of an LED strip that fully wraps around the opener chassis.
  • A built-in 1080p camera that drops down from the bottom of the opener and can be positioned (manually) as needed, one that includes two-way audio.
  • Built-in backup battery that can open the garage door (slowly) even if the power is cut off.
  • A quiet, smooth-running motor that opens and closes your door with less noise than any opener you’ve ever owned.
  • Built-in support for the myQ app, which supports remote garage door access, notifications, and third-party features like Amazon Key. Support for Vivint, Ring, Alarm.com, IFTTT, Y Apple HomeKit is also included, although note that Vivint connections must be made through the Vivint app, not through hardware.
  • A three button visor remote control for your car and a wireless controller that can be mounted outside of your garage.

About the only thing that you no To get with this device are a rail and installation, which will cost you a few hundred dollars, which vary (widely) depending on where you live. While you may be able to do it yourself, a local technician that LiftMaster sent to my home installed this opener professionally. The total installation time was almost two hours.

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LiftMaster SecureView is the first garage door I have that I could describe as sexy in design.

The system is quickly set up with the myQ app; I already had two other garage door openers connected via the myQ Smart Garage Hub, but starting from scratch adds practically no time. Here, you get access to a host of features, including on-demand open / close control, access to a live video feed, a history of open / close activities, a notification system that can alert you if the door is it opens, closes or jams, or leaves it open for a configurable period of time, and automatisms that can, for example, close the door every night at 10:00 p.m. if you have left it open.

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The myQ app includes multiple openers and multiple cameras, all in one view.

The only extra available to the app is video storage (all of which is recorded when motion is detected). This feature is not included unless purchased for a myQ video storage subscription: 7 days of video history costs $ 3 / month or $ 30 / year, or you can have 30 days of storage for $ 10 / month or $ 50 / year (currently half price).

Using the SecureView and myQ systems, I’ve only had one complaint: the system tends to stop connecting to my Wi-Fi router (only 2.4GHz networks are supported), quite often in my experience. While it usually reconnects in a minute or two, I have come across occasions where the opener was offline for an hour or more. That’s a real hassle if you’re trying to get into your garage, so make sure you have a physical opener, or program your HomeLink system, as a backup. In a vehicle, those will be more convenient options than dealing with the app, anyway.

That problem aside, SecureView really does solve a lot of common garage door problems. The ability to schedule door closings at night and receive push notifications and emails if the door is left open adds considerable peace of mind, as does the ability to check a video feed to make sure everything is fine. I have three garage doors, and having them all available and controllable on a single app screen, including two video streams, is exceptionally convenient.


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