There have been many advances in garage door openers over the last several years, but one of the newer ones our customers have been particularly excited about is the MyQ Home Control app door command and control system. Since this is still a relatively new and not well known option for homeowners, we thought we would take a moment to briefly cover some of the ways it empowers and greatly enhances the security of your garage door opener. If your existing door opener came enabled with MyQ technology from any of the following manufacturers, LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Craftsman, Raynor, or AccessMaster, you will see the MyQ or AssureLink logos on the side of the door opener. If your door is not enabled, you can purchase the MyQ retrofit package as long as your door opener has Photo Eyes, or you can purchase a new opener that comes with this option built in.
MyQ is feature packed and aims to amaze. One of the key things it does is allow you to control your door opener from anywhere you can connect to the internet with a smartphone, tablet or computer. While being able to open and close your door remotely by smartphone is nice, that is just the beginning. Garage doors being left open is a calling card to burglars so give yourself peace of mind by monitoring the status of your door through your MyQ app. Receive door activity alerts anytime your door opener is activated or if the door is left open. It even has a Timer-to-Close function that will automatically close the door after a pre-determined number of minutes so your door is never left open by mistake. It also allows you to disable all outside remote control signals while you are away, which greatly reduces your risk of accidental opening or intentional opening of your door by someone with nefarious designs on your hard earned property. Lastly, being able to turn on your home’s lights inside and out and the garage lights at any time from your smart device is yet another one of the benefits of using the MyQ app.
If you have any questions on this great technology or would like to purchase it for your garage, please give us call at (888) 973-0061.