Technology is a wonderful thing, and the pace of technological advancement has never before been so rapid. The resulting tools and applications are also far more available to the average person than in decades past. Gone are the days when computers took up an entire room, or when only the wealthy could afford the newest gadgets. Today, most of us have Smartphones that can make just about any aspect of daily life easier, and new applications are presented on a daily basis. While many of the first Smartphone apps were geared toward personal entertainment and productivity, the power of those tiny computers in our pockets and bags is now being put to use within the home. An example is found in the Liftmaster MyQ Garage Door Controller.
Control Your Garage Door Anywhere, Anytime
Being able to remotely control your garage door is impressive, considering how recently Smartphone technology has become widely available. However, MyQ Smartphone Control goes beyond the ability to simply raise and lower a garage door from a remote location. It also gives homeowners information about the safety and security of their home while they are away. Users can sign up to receive garage door activity alerts, which will send information about any changes that take place while the owner is away. For example, if the garage door remained open after the owner drives away, he or she will be alerted and can then close the door using the same phone app.
Reduce Worries, Increase Security
There is nothing worse than sitting at work and wondering if you closed the garage door as you left the driveway. An exception would be driving across town wondering if your teenager closed the garage door after coming home from school and leaving again with friends. With the MyQ technology, you can check to make sure that your home is secure, and make any necessary adjustments. This is also a great tool for families with children, as it is possible to remotely open the garage door to give kids access to the house in the event that their keys are lost or they have locked themselves out. Remote entry is also helpful when a homeowner is expecting a dog-walker, babysitter or cleaning staff. Having the ability to remotely allow these service providers to enter and exit your home eliminates the need to provide them with a key, which can lead to security issues. Expecting an important delivery? With a Liftmaster MyQ connected home, it is possible to leave a note for the delivery driver to call or text you, at which point you can raise the garage door to allow your package to be placed ina secure location, then close the door before the truck has pulled out of the driveway.
Contact AR-BE Garage Doors, Inc. to learn more or with any questions about our products and services. We take pride in having served the Chicago area since 1947. We are a family company, and we hope to become a trusted and valuable resource for your own family.