Save over $200 with the LiftMaster 8550 Complete Package!

Over the past forty years, Entry Systems has had the privilege of servicing garage doors and gates in South Orange County. You can bet that technology has changed quite a bit. Today we are pleased to announce the best deal we have ever offered- more than $200 in savings towards the LiftMaster 8550 Complete Package, which highlights LiftMaster’s new smartphone technology:

FREE 2nd Remote. FREE Keyless Entry. FREE Internet Gateway.

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To have the newest technology tomorrow, call us today: (949) 495-0835

Click here to learn more about the LiftMaster 8550 garage door opener.

Offer expires September 27, 2013

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6 Year Members of the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce

Last week, Jonathan and I attended the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast. We renewed our membership for the sixth year and were presented with a plaque acknowledging our involvement with the chamber. As you can tell by the photo, we had a great time and are looking forward to maintaining this positive community relationship.


“The Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce mission is to stimulate & support a strong relationship between the business community, residents, local government; to promote a positive economic environment & enhance the quality of life.”

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Online liquidation sale!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Amazon store. For the first time ever, we are having a liquidation sale! After years of keeping our warehouse full of discontinued, brand new items we are excited to provide customers the opportunity to buy them and at a discounted price nationwide!

Read no more and stop searching for those items that no one carries anymore.

Shop here

And check back often as we will be constantly adding items as they are phased out.

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No power? No problem.

Using your front door is a thing of the past– most of us go inside through our garage door. Do you even carry a house key anymore? Most don’t.

Last Thursday night we had a power outage here in Orange County that affected over 120,000 homes and offices. (ABC Local) If you were planning on using your garage door or gate during that 3 hour window, you were either locked in or out. We look to our garage doors and gates for security but when the power goes we become trapped.

Here at Entry Systems we received many calls due to the power outage. Our advice– be prepared before it happens again.  We know the only time you think about your gate and garage door is when it’s broken, but you need to be prepared for the unexpected.

My favorite story is from a power outage that happened about a year ago. I know a woman in her 50’s who fortunately had a neighbor who was able (and willing) to climb up the second story balcony to let himself in through the sliding door! If only her door still worked.

We want you to be able to depend on your garage door or gate, even when the power goes out. That’s why we are currently including the battery backup with any LiftMaster 8360 or 8550 garage door opener that is installed. Gate operators that come with the battery back up are the CSW24V and CSL24V. We’re here to help.


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How safe is your garage door?

In general, it is thought that products were made better “back in the day.” Furniture was made out of solid wood and steel was used rather than plastic. Over the past 40 years, the garage door industry has only seen improvements with expansive options and security features to allow convenience and safety in every home. The first attempt to make garage doors safe was to require that they reverse when hitting an object on the way down or up. Many garage door openers did not comply with this rule and it was excused with a red warning label.


But–there was a turning point in the early 90’s when new safety standards were implemented. After multiple accounts of children being killed by a closing garage door the law was passed.  All garage door opener manufacturers were required to include safety sensors with every opener sold.  Some manufacturers did not comply with the changes in time and shut down as a result.  It was realized that garage doors needed to not only be reliable but safe. In recent years, manufacturers have gone above and beyond to include even more safety features to make your home as safe as possible.

Below is a statement from LiftMaster, one of the leading manufacturers who’s products we proudly carry:

We are committed to the highest standards of product safety. Over the years, the LiftMaster® brand has led the industry in introducing innovative product safety features. As a company, we have manufactured garage door openers for 50 years with a safety record that ranks as one of the best in the industry.

…In 2008, Chamberlain made the decision to stop supporting the repair of all pre-1993 LiftMaster garage door openers, this includes technical service support and the sale of replacement parts. We believe this decision will provide you with the latest in technology and more safety, security, and convenience features.
To insure the highest degree of safety and customer satisfaction, we believe it is important that pre-1993 garage door openers are replaced, as opposed to being repaired… We believe this decision is in the best interest of our customers, as safety always comes first.
If you have any questions about the safety of your garage door, please give us a call. We are happy to give recommendations and advice at no charge. Annual maintenance and safety checks are recommended and can be scheduled at any time.

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Serious Curb Appeal: 83.9% ROI

Garage doors rank second, behind only steel entry doors, in the 2010-2011 National Association of Realtors Cost vs. Value Report. The report identifies which products homeowners get the most “return,” or value and usage, for their investment.


Published in Remodeling magazine, the report calculates the homeowner value of garage doors at 83.9 percent of their average cost of $1,291. The figure is based on survey responses from more than 3,000 homeowners who reported their home and remodeling expenditures in the past year.

Dealers and manufacturers told the source homeowners place a high value on garage doors for two main reasons: First, many garage doors (especially new models) can improve energy efficiency and decrease heating and cooling bills. Second, garage doors are often on the front of houses and visible from the street, making them important for curb appeal.

The full report can be viewed at

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LiftMaster’s New MyQ Technology


We’re thrilled to start selling LiftMaster’s new MyQ technology. It’s so innovative and user friendly we believe within a couple years it will be found in most homes. Our new Liftmaster models 8500, 8550 and 8360 include MYQ technology and these features can be used by simply a buying the Internet Gateway modem and plugging it into your internet router.


Locate the serial number on the modem and login to to set it up. Following these simple steps will give you the ability to open, close, and monitor your garage door from your smartphone or computer, anywhere in the world.


For a one-time fee, LiftMaster’s 823LM Light Switches can also be installed throughout your home to allow you to control your lights throughout your house by smart device or computer. Cox charges $30/mo for a similar service so we are excited to now offer to our customers a comparable service at a fraction of the cost.



Come visit us at our Design Center to get your MyQ Bundle  for only $110 and monitor your garage door with your smartphone today!


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Welcome to our new blog! We have some exciting things happening this summer with the launch of our new website and renovation of our design center. Take a look at the new site for all your garage door and gate needs. Check out our blog and get to know the people behind the business.

My parents, Bev and Ray, founded Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service before I was born and it is now one of the longest running companies of its kind in Orange County. I grew up with my mom answering the phone from home and my dad going out to do the repairs. The company expanded in 2006 with the purchase of Entry Systems. This expansion brought on a whole new side of the business: automated gate repair and installation. The company quickly grew adding Greg, still our Manager of Gate Operations, renting an office space, and adding multiple technicians.

With over 40 years of experience, we are proud to still offer the same honest and friendly service we always have. And as of last year our technicians are now equipped with iPads to provide convenience to our customers with emailed invoices on site. Next time you ask us to come out be sure to ask our technician to take a photo of your house with his iPad and see what it’d look like with a new garage door!


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