If you own a garage door opener, you might have come across the term “MyQ”, which refers to a technology developed by Liftmaster/Chamberlain to power door openers. If you are planning to get a door opener soon, you most definitely will come across this term. Today you get to know what the technology stands for, and how beneficial it is to the whole garage-door opening process.
What is MyQ?
This novel technology uses a 2-way communication system to link to and control the garage opener. The technology also operates the gate opener and home lights. It gives you the ability to manage these systems via your phone, tablet or computer as long as you have internet access. This technology gives you a chance to have complete control of your garage at any time, from anywhere.
How Does It Work?
This technology works with both old and new garage doors. You operate the system using an android or iOS app that you download from Liftmaster and install on your smartphone. You need a device called an internet gateway, which connects to the internet connection in your home.
The internet gateway links to the router or modem via an internet cable, after which the gateway has to be programmed to link to the garage door opener unit. This is the first option; another option is to get one of the advanced models that come with the MyQ technology already integrated in them. This makes the process easier because you don’t need any additional devices.
What Are the Benefits of This Technology?
For one, this technology does not only allow you to open and close the garage door remotely – you can also monitor the status of your garage door. This means you get to know whether your garage door is open or closed from wherever you are. You can go ahead and close the door from wherever you are if it is open; all you need is an internet-enabled device.
Let’s say you have a service man who needs to access your garage and fix something, and you are on a business trip. You don’t have to be physically present to open the door, all you need is switch on your smartphone and click on a button to open the garage door. Press the button again to close the door after completion.
MyQ allows you to program the door to close up automatically after some minutes via a “Timer-to-Close” feature. It is upon you to decide on the number of minutes to elapse before the door automatically shuts. This feature is ideal if you are the forgetful type. This feature is also ideal when you are too busy to press the close button.
You can also use the MyQ technology to come up with scenes. You can integrate the garage door state, lighting and gate into a scene that works with a single command.
Head to garageautomatics.com to take advantage of the impressive features that MyQ technology brings to the smart garage industry. Installation is quick and the operation only requires you to install an app on your smartphone.