Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

As a parent with young children, my first priority is the safety of my family. My second priority is making sure no one wakes up my kids while they’re sleeping! The Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle covers all the bases, as it’s ultra-quiet yet super-secure. With tons of smart and safety features, Chamberlain hits the sweet spot of garage door openers.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

With a bunch of advanced features, Chamberlain’s latest garage door bundle represents the latest in garage door technology.

Check out this feature list:

  • Automatic garage door deadbolt that closes every time the door closes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi to enable smartphone control
  • Battery Backup so you can open and close your garage door when the power is out
  • Steel-reinforced belt drive for ultra-quiet operation

Here’s a list of the accessories included in the box:

  • Automatic deadbolt
  • LED control panel
  • (2) Safety sensors
  • Wireless keypad
  • (2) remote garage door openers

I wasn’t home when the fine folks at Door Works installed our new Chamberlain garage door opener, but my wife was. She was so happy with the new garage door opener that she sent me videos showing how silent the garage door opener was. To be fair, our old garage door opener came with the house when we bought it and it must have been around 10 years old. The old garage door opener shuddered so much it shook the house, the chain rattled so loudly that it woke the kids whose bedrooms are directly above the garage.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener itself

If our old garage door opener was a jack hammer, then the Chamberlain garage door opener is a ninja. Seriously though, my parents have walked into our house after using the garage door and we literally had no idea they were there. The belt drive is so quiet, you can barely hear it if you’re standing right outside of the garage. The loudest sound you’ll hear is the click of the deadbolt engaging.

The garage door opener itself is a 1.25HP equivalent DC belt drive motor. It comes with an integrated battery backup that lasts for up to 72-hours after the power goes out. The motor is connected to safety sensors that automatically stop the garage door from closing if anything moves under the door while it’s in motion. The motor also uses secure code technology that sends a secure code to your garage door every time you click the remote, protecting you from signal theft. The belt and motor have lifetime warranties while the parts come with a 5-year warranty.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

The control panel

The accessories that come with the Ultimate Security Bundle are top-notch. The control panel has an LED display that alternates between displaying the time and the temperature. The control panel also has motion sensors built-in that automatically turn on the garage door light when it senses movement in the garage. Motion-sensing lights is an often overlooked though highly appreciated feature in practice.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

The wireless keypad

The wireless keypad is great, as it has a high-quality feel to it. We’ve purchased third-party garage door keypads in the past and they’ve felt rather flimsy. But the wireless keypad included with the Ultimate Security Bundle feels high-end as the buttons have good action to them and the flip-up cover feels secure. Best of all, the wireless keypad works 100% of the time, unlike the other wireless keypads we’ve used in the past.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

The automatic deadbolt

The automatic deadbolt is the pièce de résistance to the whole package. The deadbolt is attached to the vertical track on which the garage door travels. It automatically engages when the door is closed, meaning that no one is able to force their way into your home through the garage door. I feel much more secure in my home knowing there’s a deadbolt keeping the garage door closed. Plus, it makes a satisfying “ker-chunk” sound when it clicks into place.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

One of the safety sensors

Chamberlain’s garage door opener has Wi-Fi connectivity via MyQ Smart Home built-in. MyQ is Chamberlain’s smart home service. Once your garage door opener is connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network and you’ve got the MyQ app set up, which is all super simple, you’re set to control your garage door from your phone. There are tons of MyQ-compatible products, including Alarm.com, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Nest, Honeywell, Wink, and more.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

MyQ smartphone app homepage

Using the MyQ smartphone app, you’re able to see the status of your garage door, open it, close it, and get real-time alerts when your garage door opens, closes, or has been left open for a specified amount of time. It’s a huge help if you’re on the go and want to check in on what’s going on at home or want to open your garage door for a neighbor, friend, or handyman.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

MyQ smartphone app history screen

Between the smart home technology features, advanced security features, and silent operation of Chamberlains 1.25HP belt drive garage door opener, I’m not sure why anyone would need to shop anywhere else. You’ve got everything you need to improve your home in one single package.   I highly recommend the Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle to anyone looking to upgrade his or her garage door opener. There have been absolutely zero complaints in my house.

GearDiary Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle: The Ideal Garage Door Opener

The remote control

You can purchase the Ultimate Security Bundle retailing at $348 at Lowes while supplies last.

Source: The Ultimate Security Bundle was a manufacturer supplied review sample, including installation

What I Like:  Built-in Wi-Fi and smart home features; Advanced security features including deadbolt; Battery backup; Silent operation; State-of-the-art control panel with motion sensing lighting.

What Needs Improvement:  Nothing, which is crazy to me.


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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.