Why the garage door should be part of every connected home

Today, smart home technology has extended to all areas of the home, but who’s to say it has to start and finish at the front door?

We’ve all been in that situation where we’ve driven half way to a destination and suddenly forgotten if you’ve closed the garage door or not. Or maybe you’ve ducked to the shops quickly and while you’re out, someone’s arrived at your house and needed to get in.

These situations often happen unexpectedly while out of the house, however with a smart garage door opener, you’ll no longer be caught off guard.

Merlin’s myQ technology allows you to monitor and control your garage door no matter where you are, from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Ideal for those that love convenience, security and flexibility.

Here’s why every garage door should be part of the connected home.

  • Security: Add an extra level of security to your home. Not only can you see when someone has tried to access the garage, you’ll also receive alerts to tell you if and when the door has been opened.
  • Convenience: Enable the postie to drop off packages in the garage rather than leave them at the side of the house or let an unexpected guest in via the garage, from anywhere.
  • Flexibility: If you’re running late and still at work, let the kids into the house by scheduling specific close times for your garage door.

All sectional and roller garage door openers from Merlin are now myQ compatible. The app ensures you receive alerts and notifications when the garage is opened and closed, giving you peace of mind when you are away from home.

The new myQ Remote LED Light, which is designed to illuminate your garage or workspace, can be controlled by a garage door opener, remote or with the myQ app. All that is required is a myQ Gateway device and an active myQ account. Note: this is only available on compatible models.

To add myQ functionality to your new Merlin Garage Door Opener, install the myQ Connectivity Bundle which lets you monitor and control the garage door remotely with the myQ app for smart devices, including Apple Watch. The bundle includes myQ Gateway and the Protector System (Safety IR Beams) to protect your loved ones and belongings.

Check out the full range of myQ smart home products here.