If you’re like most people, you might not expect too much from your garage door opener. It opens and closes your garage door—end of story.

However, thanks to LiftMaster’s myQ technology, your garage door opener can now do a whole lot more! The latest generation of smart openers can simplify your life and improve your home security in ways you’ve never before imagined.

What is LiftMaster’s myQ technology?

MyQ is a type of wireless garage door opener technology made by Chamberlain. It allows you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere in the world using your smartphone. You can check to see whether your garage is opened or closed, you can choose to receive alerts about garage door activity, and you can open and close your garage door remotely.

How does it work? It’s very simple. This type of smart home technology connects your garage door opener and your garage door’s sensors, or “photo eyes,” to your home’s Wi-Fi. This allows you to monitor and control your garage in the ways mentioned above using the free LiftMaster myQ app.

MyQ is easy to install and is compatible with most garage door openers. But before we talk installation, let’s get into why it’s worth installing.

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What are the advantages of myQ technology?

Being able to monitor and open and close your garage door remotely can make a big difference in your life. Here are a some of the perks to having this power.

  • Become aware of suspicious activity right away.
    Using the myQ app, you can set up alerts that will tell you whenever your garage door opens. This allows you to take immediate action if ever your garage is opened and you know that it wasn’t you or a family member who did so. This is an especially valuable safeguard for people who travel often.
  • Never again worry about leaving the garage door open.
    You may have been there. You’re far away from home—in traffic, at the store, at work—and the thought hits you: “Did I remember to close the garage?” If you have LiftMaster’s myQ technology in this scenario, you can get the answer in a matter of seconds and put that nagging worry to rest. If it turns out that your garage was open, you can then close it right away and stave off a return trip to do so.
  • Supervise your loved ones.
    Being able to receive alerts about your garage door opening and closing allows you to keep track of the comings and goings of your kids. For example, you can make sure that your kids have arrived home safe after school. You can also verify that they didn’t leave the garage open when leaving the house in the morning.
  • Allow trusted visitors access to your garage.
    Being able to open and close your garage remotely comes in handy if you need a dog walker, maid, tradesperson or anyone else to enter into your garage while you’re away. You can simply pre-arrange a time to open the door for them or have them get in touch with you when they arrive at your home.

    You can use the same system to allow a trusted delivery person to leave an item or package in your garage. This way, you can receive a delivery during the day without having to worry that the product will get stolen or damaged by weather.

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Which openers include myQ technology?

MyQ technology is integrated into all newer Liftmaster and Chamberlain brand garage door openers. If you have one of these openers, you have all the hardware you need. You just have to download the free myQ app and ensure that there’s a Wi-Fi signal in your garage.

How do I add myQ technology to my opener?

MyQ technology can be added to most garage door openers made after 1993, including all openers made by LiftMaster and Chamberlain. You’ll need to purchase and install a myQ Wi-Fi hub and door sensor. These are quick and simple to install. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Mount the Wi-Fi hub on the ceiling near your garage opener and plug it into a power outlet. It’s easy to attach and you don’t need to find a stud.
  2. Install the door sensor on the wall next to your garage door, at the height of the top panel.
  3. Download the myQ app, which will guide you through the final steps of the set-up process.

It’s as simple as that. If you have an older garage door opener or one that isn’t compatible with myQ technology, consider upgrading to a modern garage door opener.

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State-of-the-art garage door openers in Western Canada

If you’re looking for a superior garage door opener, Creative Door has got you covered. We offer top-quality LiftMaster openers that include myQ technology and Genie openers that are compatible with myQ technology. To learn more, or for a quote on a new garage door opener, contact our team today.

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