Skylink Garage Door Opener

Skylink Garage Door Opener

Skylink in the news “SkylinkNet’s kit was reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to use app.””I like that I was easily able to handle the installation, configure the app. It’s a good buy for control freaks like me.””Skylink is pretty a easy recommendation, and is one of the only DIY security system that can grow with you””The system is a breeze to install, and the user-friendly app makes it easy to arm and disarm the system, view the event log, and see what’s going on in your home with a glance.””SkyLink’s product is easy to set up and connect to your smartphone, and also comes with a keychain fob which allows users to remotely arm and disarm a system.”
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

“Recently I installed a new garage door and a Skylink ATOMSTM garage door opener for a new customer who was referred by a previous customer. I do most of my business by referrals, so a happy customer is very important. I have had nothing but praise about the new Atoms opener from this customer that he referred two of his neighbours who were impressed by how quiet the new opener and how important it was because the garage is under a bedroom. I found the compact size easy to handle and install and the programming was simple and fast. I believe that this opener is by far the best value on the market for performance and quietness and customer satisfaction. Good customer services, especially Mr Frank C replied my call after 7.00 PM”
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

Skylink initially sent me the wrong Internet Hub, and it took two tech support calls to get it working properly (again, the written instructions are poor at best). But by day four, I finally had the system running, and beyond some hiccups with the Hub, things continue working largely as promised. I can use IFTTT to text me any time the garage door opens, or have it flick on Philips Hue bulbs in the stairs when I’m coming home. Or, I can … actually, those are the only reasons I can fathom wanting to hook IFTTT into my garage door, but Skylink has other suggestions for you if you’re not too exhausted from the installation itself to tinker with it.
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

Built-In LEDNever replace the light bulb again. Lifetime energy efficient LED is equivalent to 72 watt tungsten light buld.Durable Chain or Belt DriveThe Garage Door Openers are available with either Durable Chain Drive or Steel-Reinforced Belt Drive.Power Outage?Skylink`s back-up battery unit offers peace-of-mind to homeowners who want to be able to operate their garage door opener during a power outage.Compact Powerful DesignSkylink carefully and strategically developed ATOMSTM to be suitable for the professional and retail markets. With a compact and light-weight design, professional partners will find it very economical to transport and store and retail customers will discover the effortless DIY installation experience. It is a major breakthrough in the garage door opener market.Extremely Quiet OperationThe DC motor offers additional benefits with very quiet operation and much less vibration. It is ideal for garage doors that are below a living room or bedroom. The DC motor also offers the soft start soft stop features, which reduces the vibration and wear and tear of all the mechanical parts.
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

Skylink calls the Atoms garage door opener “compact, powerful, and quiet,” and the gadget succeeds reasonably well on those fronts. It’s almost disconcertingly tiny—I dare say even stylish, for a garage door opener—but it works just fine. The mechanism on the model I reviewed (a 3/4 horsepower system) includes a belt drive, which uses a rotating sprocket attached to a long rubber belt to roll the door up and down. Belt drives are relatively quiet, at the expense of speed. The opener is $200 and set up like any old GDO.
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

“SkylinkNet’s kit was reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to use app.””I like that I was easily able to handle the installation, configure the app. It’s a good buy for control freaks like me.””Skylink is pretty a easy recommendation, and is one of the only DIY security system that can grow with you””The system is a breeze to install, and the user-friendly app makes it easy to arm and disarm the system, view the event log, and see what’s going on in your home with a glance.””SkyLink’s product is easy to set up and connect to your smartphone, and also comes with a keychain fob which allows users to remotely arm and disarm a system.”
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

To make it “smart,” you need an Internet Hub (another $100) which connects to your Wi-Fi router via an Ethernet cable. It is basically a bridge between your Wi-Fi network and the garage door opener, letting you use a smartphone app to control it and configure IFTTT applets, a feature Skylink calls a first for GDOs.
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Skylink Garage Door Opener

My biggest complaint by far is that Skylink’s installation instructions are laughably out-of-date and often flat-out wrong, as if the instructions for three or four different products were mixed up in the editing process. Even the unit’s YouTube instructions—generally more helpful than the printed version—are inaccurate in places, and tend to gloss over some of the most difficult aspects of installation. (If you’re strong enough to simply slip the belt over the rear pulley as shown at 4:00 in the video, you don’t need a mechanical garage door opener, you can simply open it with the flick of the wrist.)
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Skylink, best known for its DIY home security system, recently expanded into smart garage door openers (GDO in the company’s parlance). If you’re a hardcore DIYer, such a system might be compelling.
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“We have used the Skylink openers for a while and more so now as they are offering a real value for the quality and reliability provided. Nice look and compact, easy to install and program and full of features, but most of all it’s the very quiet operation of the motor. Service and support is always just a phone call away.”
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If you’ve never installed a garage door opener yourself, you’re in for a treat. And by treat I mean eight hours of dirty, backbreaking work putting up a replacement (because you can reuse some existing hardware), or at least ten hours if you’re starting from scratch. This was the second time I’d installed a garage door opener and it still dominated most of a frustrating weekend.