Merlin makes the magic happen this Christmas

The busy festive season is finally here, which means it’s time for Christmas shopping and family and friends stopping by and soaking up the sun!

Whether it’s hiding Christmas deliveries from prying eyes, letting the family in after you’ve lost track of time at the beach or to monitor the garage while you’re away, here’s a few ways Merlin’s myQ technology helps keep the festivities going.

When Santa comes to town

With online shopping in Australia growing in popularity by around 20 per cent each year, odds are you’ve got some Christmas gift deliveries headed your way. But if you’re not home to receive your parcels, it can be tricky to keep prying eyes (and curious hands) from opening your parcels and spoiling the surprise.

With the myQ App, you can grant couriers access to your garage from wherever you are, so you can keep the magic of Christmas alive this year! Make sure you put instructions in the delivery notes, so the courier knows to ring you on arrival, so you can then let them inside using the myQ App.

Let the family come and go

It’s easy to lose track of time when there’s so much going on! Whether you’re out doing some last minute grocery shopping or lying on the beach, sometimes you need to let family or friends into your home while you’re not there. The myQ App lets you monitor and control your garage from wherever you are.

You can even give your family remote access to your garage too, with the new myQ Guest feature.

Have peace of mind while you’re soaking up the sun

For many families, a highlight of the Christmas season is heading away on a summer holiday. Unfortunately, it’s also the preferred time of year for burglars to try their luck.

According to figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, home burglaries spike around Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and being worried about the security of your home can put a dampener on your trip.

With 24/7 monitoring, the myQ App sends notifications whenever the garage door is opened or closed, giving you peace of mind that your garage is secure. If you have the myQ Remote LED Light, you can also set schedules to turn it on periodically, to give the illusion that someone is home and ward off would-be thieves.

For more information on the benefits of Merlin’s myQ technology this festive season, click here or contact our Customer Service team on 1800 638 234.