Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener Review

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Do you forget to close your garage door and end up panicking later? Or are too lazy to get out of your car and open the door? Then Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is a true blessing for you. Control your garage with Chamberlain MyQ.

Here is everything you need to know about Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener.

Types

Chamberlain MyQ garage openers are mainly divided into two categories namely, belt drive openers and chain drive openers. Belt drive openers use belts for their opening mechanism. Whereas chain drive openers use chains for their operation. Belt drive openers are less noisy and come in a price range of $169-$269. Chain drive openers are noisy but an appropriate choice for heavy garage doors. These are cheaper than belt drive openers, coming in a price range of $129-$249.

Under the two main categories, there are several options available for the customers to choose from. Some of these come with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and for some you would need to buy additional accessories like Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub. This will help youto connect your MyQ with your smartphone.

Installation

Starting off with the installation, Chamberlain MyQ has made their Smart Garage Door Opener pretty easy to set up. This device can be installed within a few hours. Anyone can install it and does not require any rocket science knowledge or an engineering degree. If you are not sure about the technicalities, you can watch tutorial videos on installation available on their official website. The four basic installation steps are:

  • Installing hardware
  • Connecting module with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Downloading the MyQ app
  • Linking hardware with software

Features

Coming onto the features, Chamberlain Garage Door Openers come with built-in MyQ technology, which means that you can open or close your garage door from anywhere through your smartphone. All of this can be achieved by downloading the MyQ app in your phone, linking it with your Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener and following the instructions on the mobile application. It hardly takes 3 to 4 minutes to pair MyQ app with the hardware. Once it is done, you can check the status of the door- whether it is closed or not, schedule closing timings of the door and even enable timely push notification to have a check on your door.

Another feature added by Chamberlain to their MyQ Smart Garage door openers is that they come with pre-installed proximity and safety sensors, which means that the door will not close if you accidentally left something lying on the floor right under the door, even if you have scheduled closing timings. So if there is a mail left underneath the door by the delivery man, MyQ will not let the door crush it, or if there is a pet sitting on that spot, MyQ will stop the door before anything happens to your pet.

Also if you have more than one garage doors, you can add Chamberlain MyQ door sensors, connect them with MyQ Smart Garage Hub and link with your MyQ app. You can now check and control multiple garage doors with a touch on your smartphone.  

Compatibility

Chamberlain MyQ is compatible with some of the biggest smart device companies like Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT but these require additional purchases. For example, in order to enable Siri to open and close doors for you, you would need to install Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge and an Apple iPad to work as a remote control.

Think about coming home after a long day of work, you lay down on your couch and suddenly your doorbell starts ringing but you are too exhausted to open the door, or even grab your smartphone to open the door. This is where voice control comes in handy and asking Amazon’s Alexa to open the door for you can be the best thing for you during that moment. But it is entirely up to you whether you want this feature or not as Smart Garage Door Opener works just fine without these additional purchases.

Chamberlain MyQ remote has a range of 600 feet which is significantly higher than old school garage door openers. So if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for the door to open while sitting idly in the car, you can open the door from an appropriate distance and by the time you reach, the door will be open for you.

If these features are still not enough for you then Chamberlain offers a range of MyQ accessories. These accessories (which comes separately) will be handy to your system to make it more efficient.  

Security

The security that Chamberlain MyQ provides is unparalleled. It is highly impregnable to hackers due to the MyQ technology and cannot be broken easily by the intruders. If anyone tries to sneak in, you will get the alerts so you would not have to worry about the burglars.

All in all, following factors make Chamberlain MyQ the best garage opener:

  • Quick and easy installation procedure
  • Compatibility with other brands and manufacturers,
  • Smart features like mobile connectivity,
  • Safety
  • High remote control range,
  • Option of accessories

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