Just a simple touch of your fingertip on your Apple, Android or Blackberry allows you to control your garage door. When you buy a brand new LiftMaster garage door opener that comes equipped with MyQ® technology, you’ll be able to maintain control of your garage door from quite literally anywhere in the world!
This is, quite simply, the ultimate garage door opener for the 21st century. It’s also an outstanding addition to your home management and security program.
There’s an app for that!y
There’s an app for just about everything these days, including garage door openers. That’s because creative manufacturers like Chamberlain, the maker of LiftMaster garage door openers, have brought the technology into the Internet age.
LiftMaster MyQ® technology generated a lot of excitement at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Attendees got to see firsthand how MyQ® technology controlled not just garage doors, but also lighting.
How does it work?
It works via your router. An Internet gateway is connected to the router by means of an Ethernet cable, which is supplied. This offers you more security than wireless technology. A power adapter (also supplied) delivers electricity to the gateway. You register the gateway online, and once you’ve done that, you’re ready to begin adding devices.
The learning technology
The garage door opener has to have learning technology included, so that the gateway can “learn” the device. Many door openers that were made post‑1998 have this feature. Your LiftMaster professional can answer any questions that you may have.
Now, you need to download the right app for your smartphone. You can download apps for Apple (IOS), Android (Google Play) and Blackberry. Use the “learn” function to add your garage door to the app. You can add multiple doors, along with LiftMaster lighting control and gate openers.
The app now knows your garage door opener, so you can open it and close it from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone. The gateway communicates with your garage door opener using radio signals.
When you’re able to control your garage door using your phone, you don’t just save time – you eliminate problems. Think about this – have you ever headed off to work, or to the airport to travel out of the country, and wondered, “Did I close the garage door?” How did you handle that? Most likely, if no one else was at home, you had to turn around and go back to check. How many times did you actually find that you’d left the door open?
If you had the MyQ® smartphone app, you could have checked the door with a simple click of a button, because the app is constantly monitoring the position of the door. If you’d found it open, you could have closed it without having to go home. And as a safety feature, the door opener will alert anyone in the garage to the closing door by means of flashing lights and beeps.
Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? It gets even better. The MyQ® app can control your home’s lighting and even your small appliances, using wall switches and adapters.
Safe, Secure and Convenient
Not only does the MyQ® smartphone app let you see the position of your garage door, it can provide you with alerts that will let you know when the door is opened, and how long it has remained open. You can customize your alerts, and when an alert is triggered, the system will send a message to your phone, or notify you by email, whichever you prefer.
Are you expecting a delivery? You don’t have to be at home – just have the service call you so that you can open the garage door. You’ll no longer have to worry about packages being left on the porch or the doorstep, where they could be damaged, or even stolen – just arrange to have them left in the garage. And if the driver doesn’t remember to close the door, remember, you’ll get a message, and all you have to do is use the app to close it.
If your smartphone isn’t connected to the Internet, it’s not a problem. The LiftMaster MyQ® system features a web page that you can access using any computer, laptop or tablet. You simply log in securely, and you can access all of the features that you need to control your garage door opener or gate opener, or to control your lighting.
The humble garage door opener has come roaring into the 21st century, with technology that allows you total control from anywhere at all – across the street, across the nation, or on the other side of the world.
To learn more about how the MyQ® system works, watch this video. Then, check out our other instructional videos here to use the app on different phones, and to learn how to set up alerts for all your doors and other devices.