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At least once a week I turn my car around to come back down the street to see if I left the garage door open or walk back down after I get in bed to check. I am always worried about leaving it open. A new garage door system is not something in our budget or even a project we want to tackle anytime soon.
Well a product from Chamberlain has come out that is exactly what I needed but didn’t know existed. The MyQ Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller is a super simple device that allows a user to monitor and control your garage door right from your smartphone. It even works with all major garage door brands.
Features of MyQ:
Super simple to install – You just mount a piece on your garage ceiling and plug it in and mount another piece on the door itself. Then you just set it up via the MyQ app, which is free of course. You do need Wi-Fi which the MyQ connects into.
Here is the Chamberlain MyQ mounted on my garage ceiling:
See that little black box on the left – that is the sensor:
See from a tap of your fingers in the app if the door is open or closed and for how long it has been!
Works with all major garage door opener brands. We have an old Liftmaster and it works great!
No additional devices (other than MyQ and your home’s Internet set-up) required and No monthly service charges! Yes it is a one-time use cost of the MyQ and you are all set.
Set up your door to open/close during scheduled times. Maybe you want the door to open everyday to let your kids in from school or for a worker coming to your house. This way you don’t have to give out your garage door code (if you have) or be interrupted to open/close from your phone if your busy. You can also set up alerts so you can be notified when the door is open and/or closed. Know right when it happens with a push notification to your device.
Sync with Nest, Wink and XFINITY Home.
Our MyQ has worked perfectly for us and has been a lifesaver. Just the other day I was walking with my daughter and was about 2 blocks away when the school bus around with my boys. I was able to open the garage door for them while we walked down the street so they didn’t have to wait on the porch. Another time I opened it was for my brother who texted me that he was stopping at our house to pick up something. Super easy and convenient doing it from a tap of my fingers. Oh and I absolutely love being to check my garage status from my bed.
Check out the MyQ Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller on Amazon or wherever home improvement/tech products are sold.
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