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Published on September 16th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Safety And Security In The Connected Home

(NAPSI)—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. In fact, a recent study by iControl Networks found that 90 percent of homeowners view personal and family security as one of the most important reasons for installing a connected home system. If you’re looking to integrate connected home devices into your house, and specifically the garage, keep these tips in mind for added safety, security and convenience.

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 house, and with LiftMaster’s MyQ technology, they 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.

2. When searching for the best connected home device, be sure to choose one that can work with multiple operating systems and devices. A device that works with both Apple and Android systems, gives you greater flexibility when integrating additional devices and apps in and around your connected home.

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.

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 homeowners text alerts on the status of their garage door for added security and peace of mind. “You can check if your garage door is secure anytime, from anywhere, whether you’re at work, running errands, or on vacation,” said Juan Lopez, director of marketing, Connectivity and Controls at LiftMaster.

With these helpful tips, homeowners can take the first steps to making their home a safe and secure connected home.

Learn More

For additional information on connected home technology and garage door openers, visit www.LiftMaster.com.

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