We have a slight problem in our house… the garage door just doesn’t like to be kept close. It annoys me to no end, but with 4 kids trailing in and out – it tends to be left open often.
Besides the obvious security issue, there is something else…. We have had the cops TWICE ring our door bell in the middle of the night (2 am-ish) alerting us that our garage door is open. Nothing like being JOLTED awake at 2 in the morning wondering who is at the door bell and then seeing it’s the police. Talk about heart-pounding. I know they are doing their job, and I am grateful for great neighborhood surveillance.
Well that was then, and this is now. Chamberlain sent us over their MyQ Garage (available on Amazon) which is a smart phone controller for your garage door! And bonus: you don’t have to have a Chamberlain door for it to work with your garage door opener. We can now see at anytime if our garage door is open or close and open and close the garage door with our smart phones. Pretty neat, right?
Here’s more about the MyQ Garage
Feel secure knowing you can control your garage door from anywhere in the world via WI-FI and your smartphone.
- Installs in minutes and works with your homes Wi-Fi
- Free app with no monthly or ongoing service fees
- Included: Wi-Fi Hub, door sensor, mounting bracket, power cord and instructions for free app download.
MyQ Garage App
The MyQ Garage is controlled through you MyQ Garage app, think of it as a garage door controller on your phone.
The app is a free download. Setup is totally simple – just create an account, verify your email, login and enter your device’s serial number. Then you are ready to rock and roll.
Download the App
If you are in search of a Christmas gift, the MyQ is a great option, especially for the tech lover in your life.
Thursday 10th of November 2016
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