OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Chamberlain and LiftMaster®, leaders in garage door opener innovation and home access, announce Apple® HomeKit™ compatibility for current owners of MyQ®-enabled devices. The new MyQ Home Bridge retrofit device allows garage door openers with MyQ technology, and MyQ-enabled accessories, to benefit from new levels of convenience and control available through the HomeKit network.
With MyQ Home Bridge hardware and access to the HomeKit platform, users can open, close, or check the status of their garage doors, and turn MyQ-connected lights on or off using the Home app via their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Apple Watch®, or using Siri®. MyQ users can also create scenes which enable multiple HomeKit devices to work in combination with a single command. For example, users can create a scene named "I'm home" that turns MyQ-enabled lights on, raises the thermostat, unlocks the door, and opens the garage door opener via their MyQ Home Bridge.
"The MyQ team has worked hard to deliver an exceptional experience to the HomeKit ecosystem," said John Villanueva, Vice President and General Manager, Residential Access Solutions. "HomeKit users will appreciate the level of convenience and control we deliver with MyQ technology."
About MyQ Technology from LiftMaster and Chamberlain
MyQ technology connects consumers to essential home functions in the most convenient, popular and practical manner available: a smartphone. MyQ technology is integrated into most Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers, and is also available in MyQ Garage, a retrofit device and universal solution for adding smartphone control to garage door openers. Consumers can easily install MyQ Garage to upgrade most brands of garage door built since 1994. MyQ Garage installs in minutes without any rewiring, and is available at Amazon, Apple Stores, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Verizon and other retailers for $129.99.
About Chamberlain Group
Chamberlain Group (CGI) is a global leader in access solutions and products. As the corporate parent to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, the company designs and engineers residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems. CGI products are connected through innovative MyQ technology which empowers users to control and monitor their entry points via smartphone, delivering the power of access and knowledge. CGI is also the parent company to Controlled Products Systems Group, the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the U.S. For more information visit ChamberlainGroup.com.