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How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener Remote or Keyless Entry System

How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener Remote or Keyless Entry System

If you’re like many people, you use your garage door as your front door. That means you need a dependable remote or keyless entry system. Don't bother looking for the remote or keypad that matches your garage door opener. These universal options work with any opener.

Replacing your garage door opener remote (or adding an extra clicker)

If your garage door opener remote stops working, you feel the pain. Or maybe you need another garage door clicker because you added a car. After a quick search for remotes, your first question is sure to be, “Will this remote work with my garage door opener?”

You don’t need to search for the remote that matches your garage door opener. Instead, go with a universal remote that will sync with your opener regardless of the brand or model. Genie and LiftMaster have designed universal remotes that work with brands like Chamberlain, Craftsman, Guardian, Linear, Sommer, Stanley, Wayne-Dalton and more.

Here are 3 universal remotes that are compatible with your garage door opener:

  1. Genie GU4T 4-Button Universal Remote (check out the unboxing video)
    • Opens/closes up to 4 garage doors
    • Works with both learn button and DIP switch openers
    • Comes with fabric string keychain and visor clip
    Genie GU4T 4-Button Universal Remote compatible with all garage door openersGenie GU4T 4-Button Universal Remote compatible with all garage door openers
  2. LiftMaster 375UT Universal Remote Transmitter (check out the unboxing video)
    • Opens/closes up to 2 garage doors (even 2 different brands)
    • Works with both learn button and DIP switch openers
    • Comes with visor clip
    LiftMaster 375UT Universal Remote Transmitter compatible with all garage door openers
  3. LiftMaster 374UT Universal Keychain Remote (check out the unboxing video)
    • Opens/closes up to 2 garage doors (even 2 different brands)
    • Works with learn button openers
    • Perfect size for putting on a keychain or lanyard
    LiftMaster 374UT Universal Keychain Remote compatible with all garage door openers

Adding a keyless entry system to your garage door

Another way to ease entry into your garage (safely!) is to add a wireless keyless entry system. Installing a garage door keypad means you don’t have to worry about bringing your remote with you on a walk or bike ride.

Here are 2 universal garage keypads that will work with your garage door opener:

  1. Genie GUK-BX Universal Keypad
    • Opens/closes up to 3 garage doors
    • Works with both learn button and DIP switch openers
    • Wireless (powered by two AAA batteries)
    • Option to program temporary codes for guests and visitors
    Genie GUK-BX Universal Keypad compatible with all garage door openers
  2. LiftMaster 387LM Universal Keyless Entry Garage Door Opener
    • Opens/closes 1 garage door
    • Works with both learn button and DIP switch openers
    • Wireless (powered by one 9-volt battery)
    LiftMaster 387LM Universal Keyless Entry Garage Door Opener compatible with all garage door openers

Want to know which universal garage door remote or keypad is right for you?

Let us help! Tell us about your opener goals, and our in-house experts will walk you through your options.

How to Choose the Right Remote or Keyless Entry System for your Garage Door Opener.