Vendor Tips

Safety and Security in the Connected Home

Safety Tips

Homeowners can stay safe and secure with connected-home technology. Connected-home technology offers a variety of benefits, especially when installed in a space such as the garage, which homeowners use almost every day. If you’re looking to integrate connected-home technology into your home, and specifically the garage, keep these tips in mind for added security, safety, and convenience.

Tip 1:  As you examine potential devices, keep an eye out for products that improve home accessibility and convenience. Seventy percent of homeowners use the garage as the main point of entry to and from the home, and with LiftMaster®’s MyQ® Technology, they can open, close, and control their garage door opener anytime, from anywhere.

Tip 2:  When searching for the best connected-home device, be sure to choose one that can work with multiple operating systems and devices.

Tip 3: The garage door can often be the heaviest moving object in the house, and it’s very important to make sure it operates safely. Look for connected devices integrated with signaling capabilities—either visual or audio warnings—to ensure those nearby are aware when a garage door is closing or opening.

Tip 4:  Finally, think about apps and devices that can help increase your home’s security. Chances are, you already get alerts on your phone for a variety of reasons; now you can receive an alert on that same device when the garage door is left open. MyQ Technology sends a homeowner text alerts on the status of their garage door for added security and peace of mind.

Did you know, in addition to LiftMaster’s MyQ Technology allowing you to open, close, and control your garage door opener from the MyQ app, you can also control your home lighting? Learn more at