Best Garage Door Keypads & Remotes in 2020



LiftMaster 877max, Light Gray Review:


I bought this to operate my second garage door. I installed the same model to operate my primary garage door and by applying "lessons-learned" during unit No. 1 install, I was able to install this one in about 10-minutes. Here are the steps I followed. I first located a tall step ladder directly under the door opener. I took the remote and the directions up the ladder. Although very easy to program, there are a few ambiguous statements in the directions. My opener has a purple colored "learn" button which correlates to code 2. Steps to program the remote are exactly as described in the directions. However, the opener directions misstate a critical step. After you push the learn button and press the code that you previously entered into the remote, the directions say to press the enter button on the remote and you will hear two clicks from the opener. You actually need to HOLD the enter button on the remote until you hear the two clicks which indicates that the remote and opener are linked. Once you get this step complete, you can proceed to install the remote in desired location. The remote comes with a stainless screw designed to affix the remote to the trim around the exterior of the garage door. A No. 2 phillips or suitable drill-driver is all you need. Drive the screw into the trim slip the remote over the screw head and press down to seat the remote. The unit I installed on garage door No. 1 has been working for about a year now with no issue. The remote even arrives with an installed 9-VDC battery.



Chamberlain Group G953EV-P2 LiftMaster/Craftsman 953EV-P2 3-Button, Security +2.0 Compatible, Includes Visor Clip Garage Door Opener Remote Review:


This worked with our Craftsman 1/2HP garage door opener without any issues. Programming was easy and I have no issues with range.

I do want to share this very important info: DO NOT USE LED LIGHT BULBS IN YOUR GARAGE DOOR OPENER.
*** UPDATE: As some of the feedback suggests, not all LED light bulbs causes interference. ***

I was really getting frustrated because these remotes would not work unless I was a couple of feet away from the opener - I made sure I programmed them correctly so I really thought they were defective somehow. I was almost about to contact amazon to return these. However, before I did, I decided to troubleshoot online and found a youtube video that says LED light bulbs interfere with garage door openers - something to do with frequencies... but at this point, I was already heading to the garage to change out the light bulbs. The youtube video recommended using regular or CFL light bulbs - no more problems after that.



Chamberlain/LiftMaster/Craftsman 940EV-P2 Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry Keypad, Security +2.0 Compatible Review:


The instructions that come with the unit are meant for Chamberlain garage door openers. I have a LiftMaster MyQ Security 2.0 system and at first I was stuck following the provided instructions.
However, I found out how to program the unit successfully with the LiftMaster system; follow the steps as outlined on the inside of the remote's flap, i.e.
1. Press and hold the * and # buttons until the lights on the keypad stop blinking
2. Enter a four digit PIN
3. Press the # button
4. Press the ENTER button the number of times that correspond with your garage door opener type (for LiftMaster MyQ that means ONE time)
Here is where the instructions change- I outlined the instructions how they worked for me in the end:
5. Slowly press and release the learn button TWO times
6. Press and release the "0" button.
6. Enter your PIN, then press and release the ENTER button until the garage door opener lights flash (or two clicks are heard or both), I had to press ENTER only one time.

That should do it.



Overhead Door - Wireless Garage Door Opener Keypad - Weather-Resistant - OKP-BX - White,1 Pack Review:


Worked well with my Python Overhead Door opener. Set up was easy but I had a slight problem with re-entering the open code soon after opening the door. Turns out the opener goes into panic mode for the first 30 seconds after opening to give the owner a chance to reverse door action quickly. I didn't find this in the manual, but called customer support and explained problem. They solved the problem in a minute or two.



2 Replacement for Liftmaster 371LM Garage Door Remote Opener Review:


I was replacing a Model 371LM opener (Lift Master). First thing I noticed was that I could see red light when I pushed control button. Battery had already been installed. It was ready to program. Easy to read instructions (VERY easy to red), were included, which told me to press LEARN button ONCE; then within 15 seconds press control button on my remote. Instructions tell you that when you first depress the LEARN button, light on opener unit will come on, as well as light below the learn button. When your hand remote has been successfully programmed, both of those lights will go off. It only took two clicks for me and I was done.

It was quick and easy and works perfect. Hard to believe this great product, long with its speedy shipping, came at such a low reasonable cost.

A couple of things I would like to elaborate on are:
1. Where the LEARN button is located seems to be confusing when you read from different people trying to explain it. Pretend you are needing to change the light bulb. The cover that you snap open to do that, was the same place that I found the LEARN button.
2. Another thing that had confused me when reading what others wrote, was what the color of the LEARN button would be. I kept reading it would be purple, and it might be on some units. Mine was TAN in color. Wht I would take away from this, is that you should disregard the color of that button; it could be any color. But IT WILL BE labeled. The word LEARN will be be above or below the button you are looking for.

One more thing... If your model number and manufacturer's name is not specifically listed... do not buy this without first confirming with seller.



2 Garage Door Remote Opener for Liftmaster 971LM (1997-2005) Orange/Red Button - Security+ 390 Mhz Review:


My family moved into a new house that already had a Garage door opener BUT no remotes. So I found these because we needed 2 and I thought that even if they were duds that its only $13 bucks I'm risking. When they came in the mail they were well made and easy to program. I live in the desert so it gets pretty hot in my car and so far I have had either of them melt like some people have had happened to them. I dont know where or how they were storing them but I keep mine on my visor and when I get out of my car I make sure the visor is closed so my remote is not in direct sunlight. So no issues so far, I have had mine for a couple of months. YES, THERE IS 2 OPENERS AND 2 BATTERIES IN THE BOX.



Chamberlain Group KLIK3U-BK Clicker Universal 2-Button Garage Door Opener Remote with Visor Clip, Black Review:


Works as advertised.. Although if you have another brands door lifter it may take some extra effort to get this thing programmed. The enclosed directions are simple and may not tell you everything you need for certain brands.
With Liftmaster, just get the remote in program mode, then press the learn button on the lifter, clicking the preferred remote button. The light on the lifter will blink telling you your connected. Press the remote program button again to save your setting. Test the newly programmed button a few times.

With the Genie Pro 7600, get the remote in program mode then click the learn button on the lifter. Click the preferred remote button and press it several times until the learning light goes solid red on the lifter. Press the program button again on the remote to save your setting. Press your preferred remote button a few more times until the lifter engages.



MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control Review:


So I tried to buy this used from Amazon Warehouse, bad idea. Really bad idea. Until a future update is pushed out these are locked to one account forever and can't be reset for a new user. Kind of pissed Amazon even wasted my time by selling it to me.

Chamberlain's customer service was really kind and understanding but didn't mince words about me not being able to use my used unit in the immediate future. So I got a new one and had it set up and working in under an hour.

The guide is very specific about how to set it up, and you really need to follow it if you want to avoid any hassle or trouble. For instance. The sensor unit needs to go on the top panel of your garage door. No ifs, ands, or buts. And the hub unit needs to be mounted very near where the garage door stops when in the lifted position.

I like trying to use my own easier configurations all the time, and I really hate heights. But after messing around with some ideas that didn't require me to get on a ladder I decided to play it by the book and now it works perfectly 100% of the time.

Seriously, everything the little quick start booklet says needs to be followed as closely as possible if you want this to work properly. Two bars of wifi, cieling mounted hub unit, sensor on the top panel, all of it.

My one mild complaint is the seemingly excessive safety measures taken when you close the door. The alarm is, well, alarming. And the flashing lights tend to frighten people who aren't expecting them. I've seen Craftsman smart garages that just close like normal. I'd really prefer to not have a small light show announcing my door is closing every time.