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Vivint partners Chamberlain to secure garage doors
- August 4, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Homeowners can control, secure and monitor their garage anytime, from anywhere, using a single Vivint Smart Home app following a deal to use Illinois-based Chamberlain Group’s MyQ technology.
“Vivint Smart Home continues to solidify its position as one of the most sophisticated smart home systems available,” said Vera Tsekeris, head of partnerships at Chamberlain. “Integrating our MyQ technology for garage access with Vivint’s smart home system provides a powerful solution that enables Vivint to secure all vital access points to the home. It ensures that what homeowners value most is safe and secure.”
With MyQ technology already integrated into Chamberlain and LiftMaster brand garage door openers, many garages already have MyQ, or have the ability to add MyQ technology easily through a MyQ smart garage hub. Offering more than the ability to open and close a garage door from the Vivint app, homeowners with a MyQ smart garage can gain peace of mind and benefit from alerts that let them keep track of daily comings and goings, anytime from anywhere. Additionally, integrating MyQ technology with Vivint’s smart home system makes it easy to give secure access to visitors and package deliveries.
“MyQ is an integral element for all smart home and security system providers like Vivint because the garage has become an indispensable part of our home and our lives,” said Tsekeris. “The garage is the bustling passageway to the home that houses our passions, spurs the creativity of our hobbies and represents the entrepreneurial spirit of our start-up ideas. With MyQ technology, you’ll never wonder if the largest and most frequently used door in your house has been left open.”
The integrated system includes a Vivint smart hub and smart locks, lights, thermostats, cameras, garage door control, security sensors and car protection, all controlled through a single app. In the Covid-19 era of increased online shopping, users can take advantage of contactless delivery by remotely opening the garage to allow drivers to place packages in the garage where they won’t get stolen or be damaged by weather. According to recent research from Strategy Analytics, more than half of consumers in smart homes with garages find the idea of in-garage delivery extremely or very appealing.
“As the garage is an important extension of the home, securing it is an essential part of our smart home offering,” said JT Hwang, chief technology officer at Utah-based Vivint Smart Home. “Chamberlain’s innovative leadership in smart garage access, and impressively large customer install base, makes them an ideal partner. Integrating with MyQ connected garage door openers allows us to provide more of our customers with a new level of safety and convenience.”
Vivint serves more than 1.5 million customers throughout the USA and Canada.
Chamberlain is the parent company to Controlled Products Systems Group, said to be the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the USA.