How to Choose the Best Garage Door Opener Remote Ultimate Buying Guide Of 2018

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Considering the number of various garage door opener remote available on the market, choosing the best one is a pretty tough task. Hundreds of manufacturers release new garage door opener remote every year to compete for your money. To make your choice a little bit easier, we decided to create this list of the TOP best garage door opener remote (and the extended TOP-30 list).

Our team conducted a thorough research and compared dozens of models in order to find the very best garage door opener remote on the market. Read our work below to choose the right garage door opener remote out of our TOP selection.

Our Pick: Best Garage Door Opener Remote of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Chamberlain Liftmaster Craftsman 953ev-p2 3-button Garage Door Opener Remote
3 button design allows control of up to 3 garage door openers or gate systems at once.
Chamberlain  Liftmaster  Craftsman 953ev-p2 3-button Garage Door Opener Remote
5.0
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2. Liftmaster 371lm Garage Door Opener Remote
Safeguard your household with security+ which sends a new code every time you click your remote control.
Liftmaster 371lm Garage Door Opener Remote
4.5
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3. Genie 3-button Remote
Accesses strong, secure signals to minimize interference and improve overall performance.
Genie 3-button Remote
4.5
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4. Exceltek Compatible Garage Door Remote
Smart, wireless access this 4-button overhead garage door opener connects to multiple receivers to let you open or close the electric doors from distances up to 100 meters away.
Exceltek Compatible Garage Door Remote
4.3
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5. Chamberlain LiftMaster Craftsman 940EV-P2 Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry Keypad
Single-button closure.
Chamberlain LiftMaster Craftsman 940EV-P2 Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry Keypad
4.0
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6. Xcsource 4pcs Electric Cloning Universal Gate Garage Door Opener Remote
Button slide cover to protect buttons avoid accidental unplanned operation.
Xcsource 4pcs Electric Cloning Universal Gate Garage Door Opener Remote
3.5
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7. GarageMate: open your garage
The garagemate receiver installs in 2 minutes.
GarageMate: open your garage
3.5
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8. Chamberlain Klik3u-ss 2-button Garage Door Opener Remote
Extreme 800-ft.
Chamberlain Klik3u-ss 2-button Garage Door Opener Remote
3.5
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9. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301
Receive alerts when your garage door opens or closes in real time by setting up customized notifications great for busy families who come and go from the house through the garage.
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301
3.5
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10. Nexx Garage Nxg-100 Nxg Remote (DIY Crafters’ Choice)
Activate your garage door opener either through simply tapping on the nexx mobile app, or by giving voice commands to your alexa or google assistant enabled devices, or by driving near your garage door (this feature is in beta release).
Nexx Garage Nxg-100 Nxg Remote
2.8
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№ 1. Chamberlain Liftmaster Craftsman 953ev-p2 3-button Garage Door Opener Remote, Security +2.0 Compatible, Includes Visor Clip
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Chamberlain G953EV-P2 0.5 x 2.7 x 1.4 inches 0.64 ounces
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Easy setup: universal wireless programming means no cutting into garage wiring or installation of an unsightly receiver. Ability to control home interior and opener lighting with myq light control technology (wslcev, pilcev sold separately). Works with most major brands: compatible with chamberlain, liftmaster and craftsman garage door openers from 1993 to present (openers with safety sensors). Built-in visor clip and an indicator light to show when it is transmitting. 3 button design allows control of up to 3 garage door openers or gate systems at once.

 

 
Top Pros
Program remote in seconds
Built-in visor clip
3 button design allows control
Top Cons
I have not faced any problems.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
LiftMaster 371LM 4 x 4 x 1 inches 2.56 ounces
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Program a single garage door opener or gate operator. Safeguard your household with security+ which sends a new code every time you click your remote control. Compatible with liftmaster security+ garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operator. Compatible with liftmaster garage door openers with purple learn button on the motorhead, or liftmaster garage door openers with a purple antenna on the motorhead, or liftmaster garage door openers with remote controls that have silver buttons and glowing blue lights.

 

 
Top Pros
Program a single garage door opener or gate operator
Safeguard your household
Top Cons
You will have to learn using it.
 

What is the determining factor that I should consider when choosing the best garage door opener remote?

Material is among the most significant factors of any garage door opener remote. Good garage door opener remote are made from long-lasting and cleanable materials. If you want to buy a product that will serve you for years, do not be greedy and buy an expensive model from a reliable brand — only the best materials are used in such products.

 

 
№ 3. Genie 3-button Remote with Intellicode Security Technology, Controls Up to 3 Garage Door Openers Compatible Only with Genie Garage Door Openers, Model G3t-r
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
The Genie Company G3T-R 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.8 inches 4.2 ounces
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Intellicode security technology: this technology changes the access code for entry each time the door is activated, preventing unauthorized access. Compatible with homelink and car 2 u systems: use your genie g3t-r 3-button remote to train your built-in vehicle remote system. Simple storage and use: includes visor clip, battery and instructions. Can also fit on keyring if desired. Easily programmable: remote can operate up to 3 genie garage door openers manufactured 1997-present. Up to 2 openers manufactured 1995-1997. Auto-seek dual frequency technology: accesses strong, secure signals to minimize interference and improve overall performance.

 

 
Top Pros
Intellicode security technology
Auto-seek dual frequency technology
Easily programmable
Top Cons
Materials are very good, but the assembly quality leaves much to be desired.
 

How expensive a new garage door opener remote should be?

Decent garage door opener remote are rarely cheap. Remember, that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. A good garage door opener remote will serve you a lot of time and it is better to not save money on it. Spend more, but get the best garage door opener remote to enjoy your purchase and have no regrets afterwards.

 

 
№ 4. Exceltek Compatible Garage Door Remote Control with Liftmaster Chamberlain Craftsman 370lm 371lm 372lm 373lm 139.53753 139.53930 139.18191
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
ExcelTek 2.4 x 1.4 x 0.6 inches 1.44 ounces
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Smart, wireless access this 4-button overhead garage door opener connects to multiple receivers to let you open or close the electric doors from distances up to 100 meters away. This universal remote doesn t work with all liftmaster, craftsman, sears, chamberlain, raynor & accessmaster door openers so please make sure to confirm that it has a purple learn button or that your model number is listed on this page before you purchase. Safer, encrypted design each long-range keychain garage door opener can support up to three distinct encrypted frequencies to protect your home s access and connection.

Slide-lock protective cover the small, compact and lightweight remote also features a cover that slides over the buttons to keep you from accidently pressing them in your pocket. Customer support top priority every exceltek garage door remote control also comes with an easy-to-follow instruction and a free troubleshooting ebook to make connections easier. Universal connectivity these garage door opener keychains can control most standard liftmaster, craftsman, sears, chamberlain, raynor & accessmaster manufactured between 2006 and 2013 that feature the purple learn button or purple antenna only. The learn button is located on your garage door opener so you will need a ladder to identify which color it is. This exceltek remote is compatible with remote model numbers 370lm 371lm 372lm 373lm 374lm 139.53753 139.53930 139.18191 950cd 953cd 956cd.

 

 
Top Pros
Slide-lock protective cover the small
Top Cons
It is inconvenient.
 

For how long does the warranty period lasts for a good garage door opener remote?

Based on our experience, we think that a decent garage door opener remote should have at least a two-year warranty. There are many expensive models that come with longer periods, but we do not think that it is necessary. Sometimes it is better to buy a new product instead of overpaying for a long warranty and repairing the old garage door opener remote.

 

 
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Chamberlain G940EV-P2 7.3 x 3.8 x 1.2 inches 4 ounces
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Works with most major brands: compatible with chamberlain, liftmaster and craftsman garage door openers from 1993 to present (openers with safety sensors). Easy installation & programming within minutes and easy-to-follow wireless programming allows for setup in seconds and eliminates the need for electrical connections to the side of the garage opening. Compatible with any chamberlain remote with safety sensors from 1993 to present. Temporary pin can be programmed for deliveries/guests. Install the battery and program the keyless entry prior to installation. Make sure the garage door opener has a working light bulb because it is a programming indicator. Not compatible with craftsman series 100.

 

 
Top Pros
Easy installation & programming within minutes
Single-button closure
Top Cons
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 6. Xcsource 4pcs Electric Cloning Universal Gate Garage Door Opener Remote Control Fob 433mhz Replacement Key Fob Hs641
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
XCSOURCE KKTPY0325 4 ounces
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This is a fixed frequency remote cloner for copying common fixed and learning code. Button slide cover to protect buttons avoid accidental unplanned operation. Some remotes that use this frequency are listed below. This is not a complete list, it can copy the ic model of original remote control is 2262 2260 1527 2240 and compatible ic. If your remote uses the 433mhz(433.92mhz) frequency it will work with the remote duplicator (note: hcs chip or rolling code remote control will not work). Lastest modern design and technology equals a simply smarter and unique remote. Handy key chain size attaches to your car keys no more unwanted bulkiness. It can copy the ic model of original remote control is 2262 2260 1527 2240 pt2262 pt2240 pt2264 pt2260 pt2242 ax5326-4 ax5326-3 sc2262 sc2260 hs2262 2260 lx2262 2260 ev1527 p527, etc.

 

 
Top Pros
Button slide cover
Handy key chain size attaches
This is a fixed frequency remote cloner
If your remote uses
Lastest modern design
Top Cons
The manufacturer offers awful customer support services.
 

 

 
№ 7. GarageMate: open your garage with Your Iphone Or Android. Simple. Secure.
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
GarageMate CECOMINOD023418 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches 3.04 ounces
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The activity log lets you monitor who opened your garage for added security. App is always free and will never have subscription fees. Note, if you have more than one garage you will need one garagemate receiver for each garage but the same app can control all garages. Works even in extreme temperatures from -40 degrees f to 140 degrees f. Uses 3 cents (yes pennies) of electricity per year and has the highest energy efficiency rating (cec level 6). Uses bluetooth 4.0 (not wifi) for excellent range and security. This eliminates internet security risks and makes setup easy, but it also means you can not control your garage when you aren’t home or check the status of your garage door. The garagemate receiver installs in 2 minutes. Compatible with nearly all garage door openers. Com or message USA if your garage door opener was made after 2011 as some liftmaster/chamberlains after 2011 are not compatible. Designed, final assembly, tested, and packaged in the usa. Trusted in thousands of homes worldwide for over 5 years.

Free shipping and arrives eariler than amazon estimates. Easiest setup and compatible with nearly all garage door openers, see description below.

 

 
Top Pros
Uses bluetooth 4.0
The garagemate receiver installs in 2 minutes
Free shipping
Works even in extreme temperatures from -40 degrees f
Top Cons
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Chamberlain KLIK3U-SS 1.8 x 0.8 x 2.5 inches 3.36 ounces
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Simply secure: offers secure encryption to prevent hacking. Highly compatible: this two-button universal remote allows active families to maintain security and peace of mind. With the ability to control up to two different brands of garage door openers individually, this remote works with over 90% of all garage door openers installed in north america, including all major brands such as chamberlain, liftmaster, craftsman, genie and many more. Whether replacing, updating, adding or consolidating remotes, this remote is the one that you know will work. Easy setup: universal wireless programming means no cutting into garage wiring or installation of an unsightly receiver.

Box includes: visor clip.3v coin-cell lithium cr2032 battery and instruction manual. Range allows you to operate a garage door opener, gate operator, myq light accessory or commercial door operator all from the security of the driver s seat.

 

 
Top Pros
Highly compatible
Simply secure
More control
Box includes
Top Cons
It is inconvenient.
 

 

 
№ 9. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301, Wireless and Wi-fi Enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 4.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 inches 1.09 pounds
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Receive alerts when your garage door opens or closes in real time by setting up customized notifications great for busy families who come and go from the house through the garage. Core features such as opening, closing, and receiving garage door status notifications are included with myq app at no additional charge. Linking your myq account to google assistant and ifttt requires a 1 monthly or 10 annual subscription fee easy to install in the garage. Open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone easy-to-add functionality with existing garage door openers. Compatible with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors.

 

 
Top Pros
Core features such as opening
Linking your myq account
Top Cons
Not suitable for frequent use because it is hard to maintain.
The instruction manual has many mistakes.
 

 

 
№ 10. Nexx Garage Nxg-100 Nxg Remote Compatible Door Openers-control Using Smart Phone, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Enabled Devices, White
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Nexx Garage NXG-100 3.5 x 1 x 1.5 inches 15.7 ounces
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Multi-user access & remote monitoring; authorize multiple people to access your garage, open/close door when a guest arrives & you’re away; receive notifications if you forget to close door. Conveniently open & close your garage door by turning your existing wifi network and garage door opener into an single integrated smart device that you can control and monitor from around the world. Requires 2.4 ghz wi-fi connection. Quick & easy installation without the need of a professional; compatible with almost all garage door openers (check site for compatible openers). Activate your garage door opener either through simply tapping on the nexx mobile app, or by giving voice commands to your alexa or google assistant enabled devices, or by driving near your garage door (this feature is in beta release).

Unparallel best in class security encryption; reliable & secure with real-time activity logging; note: one controller per garage door opener.

 

 
Top Pros
Unparallel best in class security encryption
Requires 2.4 ghz wi-fi connection
Multi-user access & remote monitoring
Top Cons
Requires a lot of space.
 

Whether the lifetime warranty for a garage door opener remote is useful?

The recommended warranty period for any product, including garage door opener remote, depends on various factors, such as the use frequency, price, materials, and other details. Brands sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the cheapest options come without any protection. We think that the optimal warranty period for a good garage door opener remote should not be longer than five years.

How did you come up with this rating list of the best garage door opener remote?

Over a hundred of garage door opener remote from different brands has been thoroughly tested during the creation of this rating list. We wanted to make an unbiased buying guide, so we picked products considering their characteristics, but not brands. The TOP list was made based on details like the price, material, assembly quality, weight, and other important factors.

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