Best Garage Door Opener Remotes

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 25, 2019
A garage door opener remote is but a small component of the said opening system. Nevertheless, the right model will make it a lot more convenient for you to go through that daily routine. So grab yourself a new remote and control your garage doors to your heart's content. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Compatibility
Code Type Compatibility
Range
Controls
Power Source
Warranty
 
PROS

Considering the model's 4 x 3 x 1.1 inches in overall dimensions, it will fit even the smallest pocket. The buttons are particularly responsive, so they will always open the doors on the first try. The remote is really sparing battery-wise and it will be able to work off one for a few years.

CONS

The model doesn't come with a visor clip. 

OUR VERDICT

The universal gate clicker from LiftMaster looks good and works even better. It will keep your busy life moving and the compact design perfectly accommodates an active lifestyle. 

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Garage doors, entry gates, MYQ-enabled lights

Code Type Compatibility

Billion code 390 MHz, Security+ 390 MHz, Security+ 315 MHz, Security+ 2.0 Tri-Band

Range

Up to 500 ft.

Controls

2 programmable buttons

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The remote will be able to open doors and gates from a distance of up to 1500 feet. You can use it from your car without having to leave it, click the button, and wait for the roller door to open. It comes equipped with 3 buttons, so you'll be able to control up to 3 brands of garage door openers. 

CONS

Some may find the "click" sound of the buttons a tad annoying. 

OUR VERDICT

Chamberlain 953EV-P2 is a great option for people looking to add an extra remote for multi-car usage. It is also one of the better replacement options for lost or stolen remotes. Plus, it comes with a visor clip, so you can hook the remote up on your sun visor.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Garage doors, entry gates, MYQ-enabled lights

Code Type Compatibility

Billion code 390 MHz, Security+ 390 MHz, Security+ 315 MHz, Security+ 2.0 Tri-Band

Range

Up to 1500 ft.

Controls

3 programmable buttons

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The clicker incorporates the Intellicode security technology. It works by changing the access code for entry every time the garage door is activated. The Auto-seek Dual Frequency technology only connects the remote to the strong and secure signals. It works with HomeLink and Car2U systems.

CONS

The finish wears off after some time. 

OUR VERDICT

If your garage door is equipped with an opener from Genie, you cannot go wrong with this garage door opener remote. And if you have an opener from a different brand, you'll be better off with a different accessory. 

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Genie garage door openers only

Code Type Compatibility

Genie Intellicode® 315/390 MHz

Range

Up to 500 ft.

Controls

3 programmable buttons

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The accessory works with most frequencies. It supports just about any door opener or gate that uses photoelectric sensors. It also works with MYQ-enabled lights and most types of security systems. Its glossy, satin-like finish will nicely fit the interior of your car.

CONS

The remote eats up batteries rather quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

Chamberlain KLIK3U-BK stands out thanks to its universal compatibility. Furthermore, the model is really easy to set up. It programs wirelessly, so you won't be forced to cut into wiring or install an unsightly receiver in your garage.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Garage doors, entry gates, MYQ-enabled lights

Code Type Compatibility

Billion code 390 MHz, Security+ 390 MHz, Security+ 315 MHz, Security+ 2.0 Tri-Band, Linear MegaCode® 318 MHz, Genie Intellicode® 315/390 MHz, Stanley SecureCode 310 MHz

Range

Up to 800 ft.

Controls

2 programmable buttons

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The button has a very smooth and long stroke, so there's next to no chance you will end up accidentally pressing it at the wrong time. It also incorporates a special mechanism that prevents the button from losing its responsiveness over time.

CONS

The actual range is shorter than advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

LiftMaster 371LM has its flaws, the price, functionality, and the simplicity of this accessory make the model one of the best replacement remotes on the market. It is easy to use and it will keep your garage well-protected.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Garage doors, entry gates, MYQ-enabled lights

Code Type Compatibility

Security+ 315 MHz

Range

Up to 500 ft.

Controls

1 programmable button

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Warranty

1 year

LiftMaster 374UT

An Opener and a Looker

There isn't that much of a difference between these remotes but if we absolutely had to pick our favorite, that title would probably go to the LiftMaster 374UT. For starters, it just looks a bit sleeker than most of these clickers.

Instead of the usual black and gray palette, the model combines black sides and buttons with a red-ish front, giving it a distinct look. It is also really compact. Considering 4 x 3 x 1.1 inches in overall dimensions, it will fit even the smallest pocket.

The model is also really sparing battery-wise. Unless you decide to intentionally waste it, the remote will squeeze a few years of service out of a single CR2032 battery. The only thing we didn't like about this clicker is the lack of a visor clip, but that's just us splitting the hairs.

The product from LiftMaster is compatible with Billion code 390 MHz, Security+ 390 MHz, Security+ 315 MHz, and Security+ 2.0 Tri-Band code types. Like most of these clickers, it will open garage doors, entry gates, and MYQ-enabled lights.

One last detail that made us choose this remote is the particularly responsive buttons that will always open the doors on the first try.

In short, the universal gate clicker from LiftMaster looks good and works even better. It will keep your busy life moving and the compact design perfectly accommodates an active lifestyle.

Review of LiftMaster 374UT Universal Garage Door Opener Remote

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Chamberlain 953EV-P2

Use the Opener From Afar

The Chamberlain 953EV-P2 stands out from the otherwise similar crowd due to its ridiculous range. The remote will be able to open doors and gates from a distance of up to 1500 feet. Of course, if you take into account any potential barriers and obstacles, the actual range won't always be able to reach that 1500-feet mark. And some people may even find it unnecessary or excessive. But we believe that the sheer convenience of the extended range is enough to justify a spot so high up on our list. You can just use it from your car without having to leave it, click the button, and wait for the roller door to open.

Other than the range, this garage door opener remote is no slouch when it comes to compatibility. It works with the absolute majority of opener brands and the only code types it doesn't support are Genie's and Stanley's.

Using Security+2.0, the highest commercially available level of encryption, the model provides a certain peace of mind by preventing any potential hacking incidents from occurring.

The remote comes equipped with 3 buttons, so you will be able to control up to 3 brands of garage door openers. Finally, setting it up will be but a breeze as the universal wireless programming will allow you to avoid cutting into the garage wiring and you won't have to install an unsightly receiver.

All in all, the Chamberlain 953EV-P2 is a great option for people looking to add an extra remote for multi-car usage. It is also one of the better replacement options for lost or stolen remotes. Plus, it comes with a visor clip, so you can hook the remote up on your sun visor.

Review of Chamberlain 953EV-P2 3-Button Garage Door Opener Remote

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Genie G3T-R

A Genie Assistant

The Genie G3T-R is a bit of a different option compared to other models in this review. Don't get us wrong, the remote is great. The problem is, it only works with Genie garage door openers. It doesn't work with entry gates or MYQ-enabled lights nor does it support frequencies of other brands. But if that's not a problem for you as your garage is already equipped with a door opener from Genie, then there isn't much you wouldn't like about it.

First, the model incorporates the Intellicode security technology. This technology works by changing the access code for entry every time the garage door is activated. This way, it can prevent unauthorized access and keep your garage safe and its entry secure.

Wireless technologies aren't always as stable and reliable as we would like them to be. But that isn't an issue here. With the help of the Auto-seek Dual Frequency technology, this remote only connects to the appropriate strong and secure signals. This method allows for minimizing interference and improving the overall performance.

We've said earlier that compatibility isn't the strongest suit of the Genie G3T-R. And while that is true, the remote does work with HomeLink and Car2U systems. Using this clicker, you can train your built-in vehicle remote system.

All things considered, if your garage door is equipped with an opener from Genie, you cannot go wrong with this garage door opener remote. And if you have an opener from a different brand, you'll be better off with a different remote.

Review of Genie G3T-R 3-Button Remote with Intellicode Security Technology

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Chamberlain KLIK3U-BK

The Least Picky Controller

One thing that makes the Chamberlain KLIK3U-BK better than most of its peers is the outstanding compatibility. The list of code types that the model works with includes but isn't limited to Billion code 390 MHz, Security+ 390 MHz, Security+ 315 MHz, Security+ 2.0 Tri-Band, Linear MegaCode® 318 MHz, Genie Intellicode® 315/390 MHz, and Stanley SecureCode 310 MHz.

In short, the remote supports just about any door opener or gate that uses photoelectric sensors. It also works with MYQ-enabled lights and most types of security systems.

Aside from the outstanding compatibility, this is more or less your garden-variety garage door opener remote. With it, you will get a batter and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, this remote control tool eats up the battery a bit quicker than the majority of similar clickers, but not by a lot. Plus, they don't cost that much.

On top of that, the model incorporates a visor clip, so you can hang it onto the sun visor. We particularly like the addition of a visor clip here as the remote looks really cool, with a glossy, satin-like finish that will nicely fit the interior of your car.

To rephrase our earlier point, the Chamberlain KLIK3U-BK stands out thanks to its universal compatibility. Furthermore, the model is really easy to set up. It programs wirelessly, so you won't be forced to cut into wiring or install an unsightly receiver in your garage.

Review of Chamberlain KLIK3U-BK Clicker 2-Button Garage Door Opener Remote

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LiftMaster 371LM

A Replacement Option

We can't say that we were as impressed with this model's design as we were with the other clicker from LiftMaster. But we cannot deny its functionality. It isn't the slickest accessory on the market but its button has a very smooth and long stroke, so there's next to no chance you will end up accidentally pressing it at the wrong time. It also incorporates a special mechanism that prevents the button from losing its responsiveness over time.

While we definitely appreciate the clicker's functionality, we cannot say the same about its compatibility. The only code type the remote is compatible with is Security+ 315 MHz. If you had to choose one, it is as good of a choice as any since this protocol sends a new code each time you press the button on your remote, so it works wonders in terms of safeguarding your property. But other models in our review also work with other protocols and frequencies, so the LiftMaster 371LM only gets a passing grade here.

That said, it isn't as limited when it comes to its compatibility with other elements of your home. Aside from garage door openers, it works with entry gates and MYQ-enabled lights. The clicker will allow you to turn on certain small appliances inside your home from the comfort of your car, as long as those appliances support the right frequency.

Though the LiftMaster 371LM has its flaws, the price, functionality, and the simplicity of this accessory make the model one of the best replacement remotes on the market. It is easy to use and it will keep your garage well-protected.

Review of LiftMaster 371LM Garage Door Opener Remote

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What Is a Garage Door Opener Remote?

The majority of people nowadays probably know what a garage door opener is. Knowing that, you should be able to deduce the purpose and the idea behind a garage door opener remote. So, let's just jump straight to the things you ought to look for when deciding on a remote. First, you should take into account the frequency of your opener. Sure, you can change it, but it is a hassle that is best avoided given the chance. After that, consider the type of doors and gates that the remote is compatible with.

Aside from compatibility, it is more or less about your personal preferences. Some of these things feature different controls. Most of them run on a single CR2032 battery. Of course, there's also the question of range that makes a remote more or less convenient to use. You will run into different design choices and certain models have different extra features that may or may not prove useful. So just keep all of that in mind and you should be able to make the right choice.

Naturally, a garage door opener remote is more or less worthless without a garage door opener, so you could grab yourself a new one while you're at it. Or you could invest in other means of safety and security like smart locks or security cameras.

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Publish Date: 2018-10-15 14:15:14