Imagine the convenience of being able to access your garage door opener from any location on the planet, and control it with just a touch of the finger on your Android, Apple or Blackberry. You’ll be able to do just that when you purchase a brand new LiftMaster garage door opener which features the very latest technology. Living in the Internet age makes it possible!
In addition to controlling and monitoring your garage door, LiftMaster’s MyQ® app allows you to beef up your home security by managing your lights and your small appliances from anywhere in the world. You’ll be in complete control no matter where you are.
Exciting Technology from Chamberlain
LiftMaster MyQ® technology was first introduced, to rave reviews, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2012, when Chamberlain, the manufacturers of LiftMaster garage door openers, demonstrated their vision for the 21st century. Attendees were very enthusiastic about the way MyQ®technology could be used to control not just garage doors, but other devices as well.
Of course today, we have apps for practically everything in our lives. It only made sense that the creative thinkers at Chamberlain would come up with one for garage doors.
Connect Using Ethernet
To use LiftMaster MyQ® technology, you need a router and an Ethernet cable. The cable is provided, as is a power adapter. You connect an Internet gateway to your router using the secure Ethernet cable. Then you go online to register the gateway, and once that’s done, you’re ready to add devices.
The Gateway “Learns” the Door Opener
Many garage door openers that were built after 1998 have learning technology included in order to enable the gateway to “learn” the device. If you need advice regarding learning technology, it’s readily available from your LiftMaster professional.
Your next step is to make sure that you have the correct app for your particular model of smartphone. Apps can be easily downloaded for Apple (IOS), Android (Google Play) and Blackberry. To add your garage door to the app, simply employ the “learn” function. It will allow you to configure additional doors, as well as adding LiftMaster gate openers and lighting controls.
Now you can monitor and control your doors and other devices from any location in the world with your smartphone. The gateway will be in constant communication with your door opener via radio signals.
Being able to control your door opener using your smartphone eliminates a host of problems. As one example, you’ll never have to be late for work or meetings again because you had to go back home to be sure you’d closed the garage door. With the MyQ®app, you can put your mind at ease with just the touch of a button. Chances are you did close the door, but on the off chance that you didn’t, you still won’t have to go back home, because you can close it just as easily, again using your smartphone.
Keep in mind, too, that you can also control your lighting and your small appliances using the MyQ® app. It’s a definite advantage when it comes to your home security.
Convenience, Security and Safety in One App
The MyQ® app doesn’t just let you open and close your garage door – if someone else opens it, you’ll get an alert telling you when the door was opened, and how long it’s been that way. The alerts are customizable, so you can be notified by means of an email or a message to your phone, whichever suits you best.
If you’re expecting a delivery and you won’t be there to receive it, you no longer have to have a neighbor take care of it, or worry about your package being damaged or stolen if it’s left outside. It’s as easy as asking the delivery service to have the driver give you a call so you can open the garage door. If the driver fails to close the door after dropping off your package, just check in and close it yourself using the app.
To say the least, the garage door opener that’s been with us for decades is now a device of the 21st century because of this revolutionary app technology that gives you complete control from anywhere in the world! How’s that for convenience?
To discover more about the MyQ® system and how it can work for you, take a look at this video. But don’t stop there – we also have other instructional videos here that can show you the ins and outs of setting up alerts for your doors and devices, and also help you with configuring the app for use on whatever type of smartphone you’re using.