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Smart Home Innovation with the MyQ Garage Door Controller

We love our homes. Technology makes that even more so today. The MyQ Garage Door Controller is an easy way to start integrating smart technology into you home. These days there are many options for smart home devices. Most smart home tech helps save money and time, while making some of your day to day home owning easier.

What Is MyQ Garage?

Chamberlain MyQ Garage lets you open or close your garage door from a compatible smartphone or tablet. MyQ comes with a door sensor and a Wi-Fi hub. The MyQ app and your smartphone will allow you to know when your garage door is open, and gives you the ability to close it from anywhere.

Installation is easy. Just mount the wi-fi hub near the garage door opener and plug it into an outlet. The hub will then wirelessly communicate with your garage door opener over your homes Wi-Fi. Then mount the door sensor on your garage door. After those two are installed, just download the app, follow set up instructions, and you’re ready to rock!



Compatible Garage Door Openers

MyQ Garage works with most garage door openers manufactured after 1993. Your garage door opener must have safety-reversing sensors. Those can be found at the bottom of the track of the door. These sensors prevent the door from closing when there is something blocking the path of the door. If you’re unsure, just roll a basketball our your door while it’s closing. If it doesn’t reverse, you don’t have them. Very easy to check (and equally easy to install if you don’t have them).

Most garage door openers manufactured by the following brands are compatible: Chamberlain, Craftsman, Genie, LiftMaster, Linear, Overhead Door, Raynor, Stanley, Wayne Dalton.

Your MyQ also works very well with the Nest Learning Thermostat, but that is a post for another day!

Disclaimer: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No favorable comments were promised, nor was additional compensation is provided. All opinions are my own. 

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