It’s hard to believe that the first iPhone came out just nine years ago. Smartphones are everywhere now, revolutionizing how we work and play. “There’s an app for that” has become a cliche, but it’s true of most things now. Garage doors are no exception. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Sacramento, CA can get you started on making your door opener a smart opener. This technological step forward will add convenience and security to your garage.
Introducing LiftMaster MyQ©
Over the years, LiftMaster has earned a reputation as manufacturer you can depend on for automatic garage doors. Your garage door is the largest entry point to your home, and LiftMaster knows you expect convenience and security out of its operation. It’s no surprise that they are among the leaders in garage door apps technology. They have an advanced system for your garage needs.
Uses for Garage Door Apps
The obvious use case is as a replacement for your garage door opener remote. It can also serve as a back-up in the event that you lose your original remote. If this was all it was capable of, it wouldn’t seem reasonable to “upgrade” your mobile device into a $300 garage opener. Don’t worry, because it can do so much more!
The LiftMaster MyQ© garage door app allows you to monitor the status of your door from anywhere in the world. An optional alert can be set up to make you aware of opening or closing of the door. It will show you at any given time how long the door has been open or closed and allow you to close it, wherever you are. So you don’t do any damage to anyone in the garage, you can establish an alarm that will let everyone know the door is opening or closing.
There are other convenient uses that might be more rare, but useful. If you are expecting a package, you can allow the deliverer access to the garage instead of leaving it unguarded outside. It can also be used to let your child in if they’ve forgotten their key. They simply need to call you and ask to open up!
Garage Door App Compatibility
The LiftMaster MyQ© garage door app is available on most mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and Blackberry. If your family members have different mobile phone types, they will each be able to operate the garage door.
MyQ© is also compatible with most garage openers manufactured after 1998. Among these brands are LiftMaster, Craftsman, Raynor & AccessMaster, and Chamberlain. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Sacramento, CA can help you determine if your door is compatible with LiftMaster’s system. If your current opener is not compatible, we can also help you find a new replacement door that is.
Other Home Integrations
All that you need to get started in revolutionizing your garage and overall home experience is a wireless internet connection. Then you’ll need to hook up your MyQ© Internet Gateway device. A small, discreet black device, the gateway simply hooks into your internet router with a supplied ethernet cable. Then you can register your device in just a few minutes.
Once installed, your MyQ© device can be accessed by logging in on any internet connected computer or mobile device. You can add your opener as well as other home management devices. LiftMaster MyQ© is compatible with many home management hubs, including Comcast Xfinity, the Wink and Nest. Integration with these hubs will allow you to control more than just your garage door, such as
- Predictive thermostat
- Smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Security cameras
- Outdoor lighting
- Gate timers
- Interior lighting
- Other common home appliances
If you’re ready to make this technological upgrade to your home, contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Sacramento, CA. Our professional customer service representatives are trained to answer any questions you have about garage door apps. Don’t wait, give us a call today.