Smart Home

Simplify Back-To-School with a Smart Garage Door Opener

August 17, 2021

After over a year of disrupted schedules and struggling to manage kids’ remote learning needs while working from home, many parents are feeling cautiously optimistic about their children transitioning to in-person learning for the upcoming school year. This change, however welcome, presents a new set of challenges. Most of us are out of practice with our morning routines, and there is so much to remember, particularly with the rush to get kids fed, dressed and out the door in time for school. It’s inevitable to wonder if the garage door was left open and to worry about what’s going on at home while you’re busy in the office and the kids are at school.

With smart home technology like the LiftMaster Secure View™ garage door opener powered by myQ® homeowners never have to wonder if their garage door was left open and can ensure that their garage door is closed, and their home is secure from anywhere. Families returning to work and school can leverage the myQ app as their command center, easily monitoring, sharing and managing home access without interrupting their day. Here are four ways that installing a LiftMaster Secure View Garage Door Opener can simplify the transition back to school and the office:

  1. Forget to Close the Garage Door? Don’t Sweat It: The kids may leave their lunches on the kitchen counter, but you’ll never have to worry about leaving the garage door open again. Parents with a garage door opener with built-in camera like the Secure View can stop imagining what is going on in the garage and see for themselves. The Secure View’s integrated camera adds live-streaming video, recorded events, and 2-way communication so you can see and hear what’s happening using the myQ app, and open or close the door from your smartphone even if you are back in the office or on carpool duty.
  • Get Things Done at Home, Even When You Are Away: As life speeds up again, you aren’t always going to be at home to take Fido out for that extra walk or to let a repair person in when things go wrong. Busy homeowners that find they need to give access to a repair person, housekeeper or dog walker can easily share and manage home access with myQ. Share full access with members of your household or limited access with a repair person. You can even create user profiles, so you always know who is coming and going. With the added benefit of a built-in camera, you can see who is coming and going and even greet the kids as they come home from school from anywhere.
  • Make the myQ app Your Home’s Command Center: Homeowners can connect to other myQ Devices that work seamlessly together for a complete home access solution that provides a full view of what is happening at home. By adding other myQ devices like smart locks and Remote Light Control (825LM) through the myQ app, homeowners on the go can ensure all the home’s main entry points are secure when they are away and can schedule lights to turn on and off, a handy feature for families with kids enrolled in extracurriculars that don’t get home until after dark.
  • Take the Stress Out of Packing Lunches with In-Garage Grocery Delivery. With packed schedules for kids and parents alike, it’s hard to fit in grocery shopping. Get everything you need for quick dinners and sack lunches for the week without having to run to the store. myQ technology gives eligible Amazon Prime members the option for In-Garage Grocery Delivery through Amazon Key. You can have all of your Amazon packages and groceries conveniently delivered to your garage, so they are waiting for you when you return home from work and school. You can even watch the delivery take place in real-time through the myQ app.

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