December 22, 2014

Use Your Smartphone to Control Your Garage Door From Anywhere in the World!

Monitor and Control Your Garage Door from Your Smartphone

Being able to control your garage door just as easily from across the globe as from across the street would be pretty convenient, wouldn’t it? Well, you can do exactly that when you purchase a new garage door opener from LiftMaster equipped with MyQ® technology. It’s quite literally just as easy as swiping your finger across your device and you can open or close your garage door even if oceans stand between you and it.

With your Android, Apple, or Blackberry, you can control not just your garage door, but your lighting and your small appliances. How’s that for enhanced home security?

Exciting Technology

This revolutionary app was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2012. It was the brainchild of Chamberlain, the company that makes LiftMaster garage door openers and gate openers. This amazing app quickly became one of the stars of the show, with people marveling at how easy it could be to control their garage doors, and even their lighting and appliances, from anywhere in the world.

If you’re wondering how it works, it’s very easy to get up and running. You just use the Ethernet cable that’s provided along with your LiftMaster door opener to connect an Internet gateway securely and safely to your router. LiftMaster even provides you with a power adaptor for electricity. Once you’ve got the gateway, go online and register it. Then you can add your devices.

Teaching the Gateway

The gateway has to "learn" the door opener. That means that you have to have learning technology, and many openers that were made after 1998 have this feature. If you’re in doubt or have questions, get in touch with your LiftMaster professional.

Now you need to acquire the correct app for your particular device – Blackberry, Apple (IOS) or Android (Google Play). Once you’ve got the app, then all you need to do is use the "learn" function in order to add the door opener. Adding multiple doors or other devices is easy, too.

Now you can monitor, open, and close your garage door no matter where you are, simply by using your smartphone. The gateway and the door opener are in constant communication with each other using radio signals.

The Benefits

You’ll really appreciate the convenience of using your smartphone to monitor and control your garage door. Things that used to be very problematic simply won’t be any longer. Imagine, the next time you’re away from home and wondering if you’ve left the garage door open. You’ll be able to find out just by touchng a button on your smartphone – and then you’ll be able to close it if you did leave it open! If there’s anyone in the garage, they’ll be alerted to the door closing by the beeps and flashing lights on the door opener. You can do that with MyQ® technology, so you’ll never again have to drive back home to verify what you already strongly suspected – that you did, in fact, close the door.

Stay Safe and Secure, and Enjoy Unparalleled Convenience

Another feature of MyQ® technology that we know you’ll appreciate is that it can be configured to notify you if someone is opening your garage door. The door is constantly being monitored, and if it’s tampered with, you’ll get an alert by the method of your choice – a message on your smartphone, or an email. If you somehow don’t get the alert the instant it comes in, the app can tell you how long the door has been open.

You’ll also never have to worry about deliveries that happen when you’re not home. If you’re expecting a package, don’t just let the delivery driver dump it on the porch or the step. Instead, ask for a phone call once the driver reaches your house, and you can open the garage door so that the package can be put inside. No worries if the driver doesn’t close the door – you can do it with your smartphone!

If your smartphone isn’t connected to the Internet, don’t worry. You can still take advantage of all the app’s functions by going to the MyQ® web site from any computer, anywhere in the world. It really doesn’t matter if you’re just on the other side of town, or if you’re on the other side of the globe, you have full control over your garage door, your lights, and your small appliances.

Find Out More

You can learn more about the MyQ® app by watching this video. It contains a lot of useful information about the app. And don’t miss our other videos that can help you with information on how to customize alerts for your garage door, and also provide details on how the MyQ® app will perform on your particular type of smartphone.

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