Ways Your Smart Garage Door Opener Can Simplify Your Life

With convenience becoming more and more paramount to our lives, we’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives with smart systems for the home. The brand-new generation of LiftMaster by Chamberlain garage door openers do just that.

LiftMaster started by connecting their garage door openers to Wi-Fi just a few years ago. Now, most of their models feature the MyQ technology, which allows you to monitor and operate your garage door opener safely using your smartphone or your iPad.

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Yes, it’s that simple. You can open your garage door at any time, from anywhere just by using your smartphone.

This is only the beginning, there’s so much more you can do with the LiftMaster 85503. It’s the first garage door opener with:

  • A built-in camera
  • 2-way audio
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Simple smartphone or tablet control

See what’s happening in your garage in real time

It’s easy to watch your garage in real-time. The built-in camera is equipped with

  • Motion detection
  • Night vision
  • Manual 360-degree rotation
  • Live-streaming 1080p HD video

But what do all these features mean???

It means you can watch people as they enter or exit your garage door.

Like neighbors visiting

A package being dropped off at your home.

Or your kids when they come home from school.

What you can see from your smartphone device when somebody activates your garage door opener as they get through your garage door.

Now, you can watch anybody who has access to your garage door when they come and go.

This system allows you to watch in real-time whenever the garage door opener opens the door.

But How Did They Get in Your Garage First?

There are 2 options that allow you to give access to your garage with your smart LiftMaster garage door opener and the MyQ app

1. For one-off access, such as a neighbor or a delivery:

  • You can ask them to send you a text message when they’re waiting at the garage door.
  • You can then easily open the garage door for them using the MyQ app.
  • Once you’ve watched them enter, you can close your garage door behind them with your smartphone.
  • Simply repeat these steps for people when they are ready to leave your home.

But what happens if you’re unable to check your phone for a text message? Maybe you’re in an appointment or a business meeting and don’t want to constantly be checking your phone.

2. There’s the easy option to give direct access to users with the MyQ app

There are 3 different easy-to-use access methods:

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  1. A recurring weekly access. A great option for someone who visits your house each week at a designated time.
  2. Temporary access. A useful option for someone who comes to your house at a set day and time slot for which they need access to be granted.
  3. The traditional option. Here, you can always give access to granted, authorized people, such as family member.

Look closely at these 6 images and see how easy giving access is

How it looks on your smartphone: LiftMaster MyQ app first lets you choose your relationship with the user you add. Then you either choose if it's a temporary, recurrent or always access.

How does the app look on your smartphone? LiftMaster MyQ app first lets you choose your relationship with the user you add. Then you can select if it's a temporary, recurring or permanent access.

Selecting a recurring and temporary is pretty intuitive. You select a day or many days, then you select at what time each guest gets access and at what time this access ends.

What about selecting a recurring or temporary access? The process is straightforward. You select a single day or multiple days, then you choose at what time each guest gets access and at what time this access terminates. You can even select which door you give access to if you have a smart garage door opener on more than one door.

Your guest user will receive the invitation via email, then they just download the application and create their own MyQ account. Now, you can keep a closer watch on what’s going on at home.

With MyQ, you can even set up notifications so you can see what all users are doing with their devices in real time. These actions are also stored in the event history to be checked at a later date.

You should also be aware: Guest users won’t have access to:

  • Your event history
  • Camera feed
  • All configuration functions
  • Commercial operators or gate openers

Here are some examples that can help you better comprehend this feature’s possibilities

  • If you allow a dog walker access to your home, you will know when they enter and for how long, so you’ll know if your dog got their walk that day.
  • If you have a cleaner that comes at a set time every week, you can give them recurring access to easily enter. You will also know exactly what time they leave.
  • If you’re waiting for a special delivery, you no longer need to hang around at home. You can give the delivery driver access for 1 hour. Just let the delivery driver know and you can also tell them that their visit will be recorded for safety.

Pretty cool, right? We bet you didn’t know a smart garage door opener could have all these useful functions!

Here’s something else that will blow your mind!

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You can even talk to and hear people – or your favorite pets – in your garage!

LiftMaster 85503 features 2-way audio that offers:

  • Live 2-way communication
  • Adjustable volume
  • Enable / disable the microphone

You can set your alert notifications so you will be informed of users entering and exiting your garage. Then, you can easily talk to them!

As Rachel is entering your garage door, you get notified and you can say "Hi, Rachel." and give her instructions if she is your housekeeper or say you love her if she's your mom.

As Rachel is entering your garage door, you get notified and you can say

"Hi, Rachel."

You can give Rachel special instructions. Maybe she’s your cleaner, or she’s a neighbor stopping by to watch your pet. No matter what Rachel is there for, you can easily and clearly communicate with her through your smart garage system.

It’s your home. Never worry about peace or security again.

The LiftMaster 85503 is the most advanced garage door opener with the best available technology and connectivity. It also offers important safety features:

  • Battery Backup > What does it mean? Easily open your garage door even if the power goes out. Never worry about your car being stuck in the garage again!
  • Electronically Protects against forced openings > What does mean? This feature detects someone trying to forcefully open the garage door and pushes back to prevent entry.
  • SECURITY+ 2.0 safeguards garage access by sending a new code with every click > What does it mean? Sometimes, burglars try to get lucky by wandering around with an old garage door opener, hoping a door will randomly open. Good news. That won’t work on your home!
  • Alert-2-Close flashes the light and makes a bip sound > Why should you care? Gives a warning to nearby people when the garage door is going to close, so you can safely close it even if you aren’t there to watch.
  • Safety Sensors > What are those? Also called photo-cell safety beams, these help to protect people and objects by stopping the door closing in case of an obstruction.

    Two little girls playing close to a garage door while closing. The photo-cell safety beams are activated for more safety.
  • Motion-detection lighting. Never walk around in the dark again!

There are other cool things you can do with the smart LiftMaster 85503 and your smartphone:

Let’s go over the top 4 features again, so you can thoroughly understand how important and useful they are:

  1. Open and close the garage door from your phone in real-time, from anywhere.
  2. Give access to the users you want: You don’t have to be at home or give out a password or a key to strangers.
  3. See what’s going on in your garage at all times.
  4. React to what’s happening in your garage. Easily talk to people or give instructions to anyone in your garage.

Here are the other impressive features offered by the LiftMaster 85503 smart garage door opener

  1. Customize your alerts. Decide when you want to receive alerts so you’re not annoyed or bothered when you don’t want to be.
  2. Check the status of your garage door. It’s happened to the best of us. You’re in a rush to leave the house and can’t remember if you closed the garage door behind you. Or maybe your kids always forget to close it when they leave or get home from school. Now, you can easily check to see if your garage door is closed from your smartphone.
  3. Get in-garage deliveries when you order online. Since stealing packages is a thing and weather can be bad, in garage deliveries are a great way to protect your packages.
  4. View past activity with either a 7‑day or 30‑day video storage option, available via a monthly subscription.

Alert Occured on your LiftMaster MyQ app: Garage door remains open 9:00 PM, Nov. 1

You think it might be time to change your garage door opener?

Any garage door openers that were installed before 1993 didn’t have the safety sensors that are now mandatory by law. Not to mention, older garage door openers aren’t safe, since they can be opened by multiple remotes. Did you know 9% of burglars enter home through the garage door. Upgrading to a smart garage door opener isn’t only convenient, it also improves safety.

Maybe you aren’t sure if you want a garage door opener with a built in camera…

That’s ok. There are other great door opener models you could consider.

But shopping for a garage door opener can feel overwhelming. Maybe you couldn’t keep up with understanding all the confusing information about models and electronics. Don’t worry… Here is a helpful Infographic.

Looking for something simpler? Contact us today at 1-800-425-0662.

Here at DSI North Door Systems, we know everything there is to know about garage doors and garage door openers. We’re happy to answer any questions and provide personalized advice based on your situation, your garage construction limitation, and your budget.

You’re thinking “Why not change the garage door at the same time?” Installing a brand-new door opener on an old shabby garage door might not seem like a great idea. Use our 3 styles to help you select the ideal garage door for your style and needs. You can even get creative and design the garage door of your dreams with our Design Centre or browse all our pictures.

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