This will be an upgrade from my current home. The model I own has battery backup but I had to sacrifice the rear light. Turned out that trade off wasn't worth it. This model maintains both front and rear lights. It also comes with the monitor. The monitor is perfect in the bedroom when you have gotten into bed and wonder if the garage is open. The monitor also lets you close it, if it is open. The best part of this toy though is the app for my iPhone. The app answers the question, did we shut the garage? You can also open or close it from the iPhone should need to let somebody in. You will see this in Sears under the Craftsman name, however, if you need support, Chamberlain won't help you, so I recommend staying with Chamberlain / Liftmaster.