Can the beeping and light flashing be disabled when closing?

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It's really annoying when I close the door and it has a delay then begins beeping that awful beep and flashing the light when it begins to close a few seconds later.  It's to the point to where I want to simply use the regular remote again.  Can this be disabled so the door simple closes immediately?
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Scott Weidig

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I know that this question has been posed before so I thought I would jump in. Both the flashing light and the beeping cannot be halted because they are safety precaution features. I know some of the community feels they're very annoying, but, one of the reasons behind getting MyQ is the ability to remote open and close. From Chamberlain's perspective the remote close maybe triggered when somebody is nowhere near the garage so they need to plan for that possibility where there is no line of sight before triggering the door closed so the flashing and tone alert are just that, an alert that someone has remotely trigger the door to close who may not be standing in front of the door to see if there's any obstructions or anything else around...
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The problem Scott is it makes us not want to use MyQ because it's so annoying.  I love using MyQ to open the garage doors but I intentionally don't use it for closing because of that annoying beep and delay.  The fact that you're forcing it to happen that way and not giving the customer the choice is even more frustrating.  We don't need Chamberlain doing the world any favors.  Just default it to signal with a beep but give the customer the option to disable.

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Ugggghhhh I still wish I could halt it, at the very least the annoying beep.  But, I see the point now and I guess it makes sense.  I'll see if I can tape over the speaker.
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I use my remote to avoid the noise and flashing light. But think of the lawsuit, even with all the sensors, the flashing light and beep is a good idea, just to get someones attention the door is being operated. As they say better safe than sorry.
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In my case, being the only occupant of my home, I don't have a need to worry about others loitering outside my garage door.  I also live in a semi-rural Seattle area with only trees surrounding my home  and only one neighbor so I further have no need to worry.  If anyone is at my door they don't belong there in the first place.  Also, I have no need whatsoever, as in at all, to remotely open my door.  For what reason?  I bought the gateway solely so I would not have to leave my remote opener in my truck only to possibly get stolen along with my address off my registration giving me further headaches should that happen.  It is also nice not having to carry the remote inside with me each night, so no, I have no need for that annoying beep.
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I am sure it can be taken apart and disabled, but not advisable, safety first.
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Snoop - Scott pretty much covered our reasoning for the beeps and flashes. In order to be UL compliant we had to have those features included. I understand that you have no need for them, but there is no way to turn them off. 
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Interesting thing is, I have a friend who lives nearby, and she has the ** same ** garage door opener, (Liftmaster 8355), and Chamberlain gateway.  We used the same garage door guy to purchase and install both at the same time, yet hers does not beep or flash.  ???????  Hmmmmmm...
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That is a problem. All of our openers that have the MyQ should have the beeping and flashing light bulbs when the door is closing from the app. 
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The delay is a good idea as a default setting but a bad one for the only setting. Freedom!