Even if Your Power Goes Out, You Can Still Get In or Out


Since an operating garage door opener also serves as a lock to the garage door when the power goes out, the growing number of homeowners who rely on the garage door as the primary entrance to their home soon realized that this entrance was no longer automatically locked, creating a security issue for many residents.

While it is nearly impossible to predict when and where a power outage will occur, The Chamberlain Group, the world’s largest garage door opener manufacturer and leading access control innovator headquartered in Elmhurst, IL, has developed a system to help residents, homeowners and property managers prepare for these unforeseen outages by developing a garage door opener equipped with a battery backup system such as the EverCharge Standby Power System.

„Since the garage door is the largest and heaviest moving part in one’s home, we always recommend installing a garage door opener with the EverCharge Standby Power System as an easy and reliable way to ensure security, safety and convenience as well as peace-of-mind during a power outage,” states Sally Anderson, vice president of marketing communications and customer advocacy.  „I know storms of that caliber are somewhat rare in this region, yet we still have to be prepared, especially in case of emergencies.”

Whether it is a professionally installed LiftMaster® brand product sold through a network of trained dealers or a Chamberlain-branded opener purchased at a home improvement store, the EverCharge Standby Power System provides homeowners with a safe, practical and reliable access solution for entering or exiting their garage when the power is out. The EverCharge Standby Power System supplies power for up to two days. Even after 24 hours of standby time (i.e. full-day power outage), it will still perform 20 full “up and down” cycles.

Once power is lost to the home, the EverCharge Standby Power System will automatically begin operating. Since Chamberlain is dedicated to safety, the standby power system operates as if the power were still on so all remote controls and garage door opener safety systems, such as The Protector System® safety reversing sensors, work normally.

Also, to notify the homeowner that the garage door opener is operating under battery power, a series of recognizable, audible sounds signal when the door is opening or closing under battery power. As an added safety feature, a flashing LED light alerts the homeowner when the EverCharge Standby Power System is charging, in use, or when the batteries need to be replaced. The battery, which has a life of roughly three-to-five years under normal use, is warranted for one year from the date of purchase to the original owner.  „As a leader in home access solutions, we know the importance of providing homeowners with added peace-of-mind when entering or exiting their homes. A garage door opener that still provides security, safety and convenience, even during a power outage, is truly a benefit,” added Anderson.

Customer’s Choice: Do-it-Yourself or Professionally Installed Brands As Chamberlain continues to provide convenient, innovative and secure access solutions to homeowners, the patented EverCharge Standby Power System comes standard on the LiftMaster 3850 and as an option on the LiftMaster 3800 garage door opener. All LiftMaster garage door openers, accessories and access systems are professionally installed by LiftMaster authorized dealers. To learn more about equipping your home or multi-unit residence with a LiftMaster garage door opener with EverCharge Standby Power System, please contact 800.528.6563 or visit www.liftmaster.com.

If installing yourself, the Chamberlain Premium Whisper Drive® comes equipped with this battery backup system and can be found at most major home improvement retailers under the Chamberlain brand name. The Chamberlain Group, Inc. manufactures and markets access control products including residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products.