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6 Ways myQ Can Help Snowbirds Enjoy Extended Travel

As the days gets colder, thousands of snowbirds will trade the wintery weather for a sunny spot down south. While fleeing the ice and snow for sunshine sounds stress free, many snowbirds worry about leaving their homes for an extended period. Having a smart home access ecosystem like myQ can help snowbirds keep a closer eye on their homes, from anywhere in the world.

Getting set-up is easy. All new Chamberlain and LiftMaster brand garage door openers come with integrated myQ technology. It could be as easy as looking up and linking up. Look up to see if your garage door opener already has myQ technology. If there is a myQ logo and a WiFi logo, or it says “powered by myQ” on your garage door opener, download the myQ app and follow the steps to connect your opener(s) to the myQ app. And if you don’t already have a myQ smart garage door opener, you can easily upgrade any leading brand garage door opener with a myQ Smart Garage Control. You can even add a myQ camera and locks to further enhance your smart home access ecosystem and gain greater peace of mind.

Here are six ways that snowbirds can protect their homes while on vacation, with the help of myQ:

1.Never wonder if the garage door is open or if the front door is unlocked.

With so much to remember while getting ready for an extended vacation, it’s not uncommon to drive away wondering if you remembered to close the garage door or lock the front door. Snowbirds can eliminate that sinking feeling thanks to myQ. A myQ-connected garage door opener allows travelers with a smartphone and the myQ app to control, secure and monitor myQ connected entry points from anywhere.

2.Enjoy worry-free in-garage delivery. 

Snowbirds on vacation who need to ship packages and other household essentials to their homes can rest assured they will be safe with in-garage delivery. No more worrying about packages and other items going missing or being damaged by bad weather while you are away. Know your in-garage deliveries are secure inside your garage until you return.

3.Easily share access.

It’s typical to have someone checking on your home while you are gone.  Whether you have a family member coming over to water houseplants or need to give garage access to a repair person while you are away, you can share full access with members of your household or limited access with a repair person through the guest feature in the myQ app. No need to share keys or codes.

4.Set alerts for peace of mind.

Knowing your home’s main entry points are secure will allow you to enjoy your break worry-free. The myQ app lets homeowners set alerts to know that someone is checking in on your home regularly and that the garage wasn’t left open by mistake.

5.See for yourself. 

For those who want the added peace of mind of seeing what’s happening back home, the myQ app can help when you link it to a smart garage camera. Homeowners who have a Secure View 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 from anywhere for an added layer of protection while traveling.

6.Get Your Groceries Before You Return.

After returning home from a long trip, the last thing you want to worry about is making a grocery run. With in-garage grocery delivery you can skip the trip to the grocery store and have everything delivered to your garage, where it will be waiting for you.

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