Summer is in full swing! It’s finally time to hit the road for a weekend away or enjoy a warm day at the cricket.
Here at Merlin, we’re fascinated by how Aussie families access their home during the holiday season, and what technology we use to keep our home and belongings secure while we’re out enjoying the warm weather. We’re so interested in fact, that we recently surveyed over 1,000 Australians to uncover these trends.
Merlin’s Summer Living Survey revealed that surprisingly, 1 in 3 Australians still leave out a spare key to their home for trusted friends and family when they go away on holiday, and over half (58%) of Australians with a garage use it as a regular entry point to the home.
So, how can you add convenience to your home during the holiday season, while ensuring your home is secure? Here are three easy ways you can have a carefree, convenient summer with Merlin!
Let your guests come and go with myQ!
Our survey found that a lot of us grant access to their home to loved ones when we’re away from home, in fact 54 per cent of our survey respondents claim they do this. If you’re thinking of enlisting a trusted loved one to keep an eye on your house (or keep those precious plants watered!), myQ Guest Access can help you rest easy. Thanks to the myQ Guest Access feature, there’s no need to leave a spare key out, risking your home’s security. Conveniently grant your trusted family members access to your home by setting up Guest Profiles on your myQ App. This will allow them to open and close your garage door and gate from their own device to check in on your home. You can add up to five users, creating and removing profiles as you need. For a step-by-step on how to set up guest profiles, read our guide here.
Tap and go
Our research uncovered that 82 per cent of Australians who own a garage use accessories such as a remote, smartphone app or a wireless keypad to gain entry. Merlin’s Wireless Security Keypad allows you to provide keyless entry to your home for trusted friends, family and neighbours. With keyless entry to your home through the garage, there’s no need to leave a spare key out for the kids after they finish cricket or arrive home from the beach, leaving the home vulnerable. Instead, you can enjoy the longer days (and a margarita) knowing you don’t have to rush home to let the kids in, and have peace of mind that your home is secure.
If you have a front gate, there’s nothing worse than having to get out of the car on a hot summer’s day to open it, or, getting that sinking feeling when you realise you’ve forgotten the remote for it! Luckily, Merlin’s range of gate openers are a great way to add that extra layer of convenience and security to your home, family, and belongings this summer – while also making access simple, via remote controls and compatibility with the myQ App. You can remotely control your gate through the tap of a button on your smartphone, and schedule close times just in case the kids may have left it open when enjoying the school holidays that little bit too much! The best thing is, you can conveniently enter your front gate and garage with Merlin’s range of gate openers and garage door openers – without having to lift a finger. How convenient is that?
Carefree summer living with Merlin
Merlin’s range of smart, innovative garage and gate access technology is designed with convenience and safety at the forefront, ensuring you can enjoy a carefree summer. Now, the beach is calling… what are you waiting for!
Browse our range and learn more about keyless access solutions, here or get in touch with our Customer Service team on 1800 638 234.