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How does the Lift Master work?

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LiftMaster garage door openers and gate operators operate using 1/2 horsepower P3 motors and a remote control. Each LiftMaster model has a distinct P3 motor designed to work for the specific model. Many LiftMaster garage door openers and gate operators are also equipped with battery backup systems and smart phone controls. These systems allow LiftMaster devices to operate even if a home's power is out.

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LiftMaster makes the patented Elite Series, Premium Series and Contractor Series garage door openers. The Elite Series garage door openers have smart phone control capabilities, advanced security features, a battery backup and an industrial-strength chain. The Premium Series also features smart phone control capabilities, advanced security features and an industrial-strength chain, and it comes with an optional battery backup. The Contractor Series model has a 1/2 horsepower P3 motor and an industrial-strength chain, but it does not have smart phone control capabilities, a battery backup option or advanced security features.

LiftMaster was founded in 1972 and grew to be one of the most recognized brand names in the garage door opener industry. LiftMaster products are sold through a network of dealers and are the number one professionally installed garage door opener worldwide as of 2014. LiftMaster makes both residential and commercial garage door openers and gate operators.

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