Be All Knowing With Your Garage Door With the MyQ Garage Kit

I partnered with this brand for product and/or compensation in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.


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.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a MyQ Garage Kit


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This giveaway ends January 6, 2017.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Rajee Pandi says:

    Luckily I have never done that left the garage door open here

  2. Richard Hicks says:

    I have left ours open by accident and it is so dangerous to do!

  3. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I left my garage door open one time when I left on a vacation. I had a call from a neighbor who helped me out. It wouldn’t be a pretty flight with that on my mind.

  4. Tammy Catterton says:

    I have never done that left the garage door open here

  5. Sarah Mayer says:

    I’ve never left it open, I’m really good about closing the garage at home.

  6. Kathryn C says:

    I haven’t but my mom has and several times – this is something I would get for her

  7. Kathryn C says:

    I haven’t but my mom has done so, a few times actually. I would have to gift this prize to her if I won

  8. Julie Waldron says:

    I don’t believe we have.

  9. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    I leave my garage door open all the time its not too bad were we live now but when we lived in Florida I heard a noise in my garage and opened the door and there was a young man getting on one of our new mountain bikes and took off. I was so pissed off I chased him down my neighboor started running after him with me. Well we got my bike back but lesson learned we always closed the garage door after that!

  10. wow

  11. Allyson becker says:

    Yes, I have. I think we all have.

  12. Michael W says:

    I believe at least once or twice

  13. Entering for my parents who could use a garage door opener so they don’t forget to close their doors.

  14. I have left it open once or twice by mistake and was lucky that I have good neighbors watching my home.

  15. Laurie Nykaza says:

    No,I haven’t left my garage open

  16. April Swaim says:

    I am bad about forgetting to close it! I get in too big of a hurry

  17. I havent left it open, but I have gone back to make sure of that about a million times.

  18. In 30 years living here I left the garage door open only once. My neighbor closed it for me.
    Thanks for the contest.

  19. I have gone back when I was half way to work, so that is terrible.

  20. I have and it is not a good feeling

  21. James Cooper says:

    I have left the garage door open, twice. It’s a sickening feeling. I have been considering this device and would be great to win.

  22. ERICA WEAVER says:

    yes i have left it open several times thinking i closed it

  23. Yes, we’ve left the door ooen a couple times.

  24. LeAnn Harbert says:

    Yes I have left it open before.

  25. Gayle Gildehaus says:

    Yes it’s happened!

  26. DEbbie Bray says:

    Yes I have

  27. denise low says:

    We have several times left our garage door open.

  28. Darlene Carbajal says:

    It happens sometimes… it’s scary!

  29. I have….many many times! Luckily nothing was stolen/broken into!

  30. I haven’t done that yet but I’m always worried my husband will

  31. I have left it open once.

  32. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Yes, I leave it open quite often.

  33. No, I haven’t.

  34. Angela Saver says:

    Yes, I have left our garage door open accidentally.

  35. Aaron Humphrey says:

    No, I have never left it open on accident before.

  36. Paul Gardner says:

    I have never left the garage door open but every time I leave my house, i always think I did leave it open!

  37. I can’t remember leaving the garage door open, but I CAN remember getting locked out before!

  38. I can’t remember doing that. I’m an OCD type of person that checks and rechecks important things like that.

  39. I’ve definitely left my garage open before.

  40. I have left my garage door open on accident!

  41. Yes I had left it open one night, luckily nobody came by or stole anything!

  42. I have left mine open on accident and I came home to a stray dog sleeping on my rug!

  43. Renee Walters says:

    Yes, unfortunately I have left it open and had to hear about it from my husband for months on end because his bike was stolen.

  44. Ann Fantom says:

    Yes! My daughter always forgets to close the garage door

  45. Yes! We’ve done it before.

  46. shannon fowler says:

    Our garage has a short right now, so there have been times where it has opened back up and I didn’t notice.

  47. Victoria Scott says:

    We’ve left it open many, many times 😀

  48. vickie couturier says:

    yes i have left it open accidently and some stuff got stolen

  49. I always cime back to look when I think I forget. It has never been open. Thank goodness!

  50. Bonnie Lee says:

    I have left it open accidently. Thankfully nothing happened while I was gone.

  51. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’m not sure if the doors have been left open or not, which tells me how bad that is but we just built a new garage in the summer so this giveaway prize would be perfect

  52. Yes I have.

  53. No we have not left our garage door open on accident.

  54. Steve Weber says:

    We leave our garage door open all the time.. not OK!

  55. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I have left the garage door open quite often!

  56. I have left the garage door open a few times!

  57. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Oh yes, I have left mine open by accident a lot of times when I am in a hurry with the kids!

  58. elizabeth miller says:

    I have not left my house and left it open on accident but I keep my garage door opener in my purse and have hit it and left it open without knowing. Really creepy when you walk outside and that door has been wide open or come home to it wide open.

  59. Nannypanpan says:

    Yes we have

  60. I’ve left my garage door open on accident several times. I’ve made it a habit now to look at the garage door when I’m at the end of the driveway to make sure it closed.

  61. molli taylor says:

    yes i have done this far tyoo many times. im very blessed to have never had anything stolen but im sure i will forget again

  62. we don’t currently have a garage but i’ve accidentally left every other door open before

  63. My brother says that he has done that a couple of times in the past.

  64. Yes, overnight – so scary to realize we did that

  65. Terry Maigi says:

    Yes! It’s the worst feeling coming home and see that it was open the whole time we were gone.

  66. We have left it open a few times. Once overnight and another time when we went shopping.

  67. William Karcher says:

    One time going to the park for birthday party !