Technology for the 21st Century
The past ten years have seen amazing advancements in technologies that simplify our lives, and each day, new products are rolling out that utilize these advancements in our everyday tools. With the realization of MyQ systems, garage door openers have moved into the realm of science fiction.
MyQ technology uses computers and smart phones to control aspects of your house while you are away. This patented system is a two-way communication link between you and the items in your house installed with the software. Using simple interface menus located in a downloaded application, your garage door opener acts as a brain to everything in your house, from appliances to lights. Anything in the house with the technology can interface with the main programming located in the garage door opener.
As an added security feature, the software scrambles the link codes, so no two transmissions are alike. This stems the problem of a hacker capturing and decoding your data by constantly changing the way it is sent and received by the main unit in the garage.
Using the system, a homeowner can open or shut the garage door from anywhere around the world. For example, you might be on vacation in Botswana when your 16-year-old sends a text saying they are locked out of the house. With the push of a button, the smart phone will communicate with your garage door opener and give access to the house.
The system can also be used to program an auto-close function on your opener. By bringing up the program menu, you can instruct the door to close after a period of time without you having to do anything further. If your hands are filled with groceries, or if you forget to close the door after driving off to a meeting, the door will close after the programmed time has elapsed.
For more information about MyQ technology, visit your local garage door dealer.