ELMHURST, Ill., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As homeowners become increasingly comfortable with the connected home, safety and security are becoming even more important. A recent study found that 90 percent of homeowners view personal and family security as one of the most important reasons for installing a connected home system.
LiftMaster®– the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, and a leader in garage door opener safety – is paving the way to a safe and secure connected home. LiftMaster has been a leader in the connected home space since 2012 with the introduction of MyQ® technology, which allows consumers to open, close or monitor their garage door and control home lighting from their smartphone, tablet or computer, anytime, from anywhere in the world. As a leader in the connected home market, LiftMaster and its MyQ technology can offer the following safety and security benefits to homeowners:
Security: Chances are homeowners already receive alerts and notifications on their phones for a variety of reasons – emails, social media updates and text messages. Imagine if you could receive an alert on that same device when the garage door is left open. LiftMaster's Elite Series® 8550 with integrated MyQ technology allows homeowners to receive text alerts on the status of their garage door for added security and peace of mind. "With MyQ technology, you can check if your garage door is secure any time, from anywhere, whether you're at work, running errands, or on vacation," said Juan Lopez, Director of Marketing, Connectivity and Controls.
Convenience: With a connected home device, something as simple as coming home from work becomes a lot easier. 70 percent of homeowners use the garage as the main point of entry to the house, and with LiftMaster's MyQ technology, users can open, close and control their garage door opener anytime, from anywhere. Plus, with MyQ, homeowners have the added convenience of controlling home, garden or garage lighting systems all from the MyQ app, and no longer have to worry about stepping into an unlit house. In addition, LiftMaster's Battery Backup technology on selected models means homeowners will always be able to access the garage, even if there is a power outage.
Safety: The garage door can often be the heaviest moving object in the house, and it's very important to make sure it operates safely. When closed remotely from a smartphone, tablet or computer, LiftMaster Garage Door Openers with MyQ technology provide audible and visible warnings for eight seconds prior to the garage door closing, adding another layer of security to warn those nearby that the door is closing.
Connectivity: When searching for the best-connected home device, be sure to choose one that can work with multiple operating systems and devices. MyQ works with both Apple and Android systems, making it that much easier for consumers to monitor and control their garage door anytime from any smartphone, tablet or computer. In addition, LiftMaster has partnered with several leading providers in the connected home industry to expand MyQ's integration capabilities.
With these helpful tips, homeowners can take the first steps to making their home a safe and secure connected home. For additional information on connected home technology and garage door openers, visit LiftMaster.com.
LiftMaster is the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as well as a major manufacturer of commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products. Driven by the access and security needs of the marketplace, LiftMaster's expansive line of state-of-the-art residential and commercial products are designed to fit any lifestyle or application, providing the latest technology and innovations in safety, security and convenience. For inquiries on LiftMaster products or to inquire about becoming an authorized Dealer, please visit LiftMaster.com.
Assistant Account Executive, Edelman