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5 Ways myQ Can Help You Ace Back-to-School

It may feel like school break just started, but summer is winding down and back-to-school season is on the horizon. Whether you are making the most of summer’s remaining days to spend quality time with your kids (check out our myQ Summer Bucket List for fun ideas), or are desperately counting down their return to the classroom, back-to-school is a hectic time. Having a connected smart home access ecosystem like myQ can simplify the management of after school activities, hectic schedules, and surprise homework assignments that are all part of a busy school year.

Here are some ways that myQ can help make back-to-school easier:

1.Earn an A+ On Morning Drop-offs

Getting kids ready in the morning is a battle on the best of days – not to mention during those first days back-to-school. With so much to remember on the way out the door, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you closed the garage door or locked the front door. With the myQ app, you can control, secure and monitor all your myQ connected entry points- even from the carpool line.

2.Get Ahead of “Surprise” Homework Assignments

“It’s due tomorrow,” is the last thing you want to hear from your little scholar at 9:00 P.M. on a Sunday. Keeping a cache of school and art supplies on hand can help you stay ahead of the dreaded “surprise” homework assignment. Have posters, puff paint and whatever else your kids might need delivered directly inside your garage with Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery. Just link Amazon Key in the myQ app and select “FREE Key Delivery” at checkout for convenient and secure In-Garage Delivery of Amazon packages and groceries of everything you need to prepare for back-to-school surprises.

3.Take Attendance with the myQ app

You don’t need to wait by the door to know when the kids get home from school. With the myQ app, parents can get real-time alerts when the garage opens and closes to keep track of kids’ daily comings and goings. Parents who have a myQ connected smart garage door opener with a built-in camera or a free-standing Smart Garage Camera can watch live streaming video or recorded events on their phone, and can even greet their kids with two-way audio communication as they return home.

4.Solve the Missing Soccer Cleat Equation

You are running late to soccer practice and your kid has misplaced their cleats for what feels like the hundredth time this week. But with the help of myQ, it won’t take an Einstein to solve this problem. With a myQ Video Storage Subscription review a clip of them kicking the cleats under the car…Again! Store, save and share video clips for up-to 30 days.

5.Earn Extra Credit on Weeknight Dinners

During a busy school week, dinner, let alone grocery shopping, can feel impossible. With In-Garage Grocery Delivery you can have everything you need to make satisfying weeknight meals delivered to your garage, where it will be waiting for you when you return home. You can even watch the delivery take place in real-time through the myQ app.

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