Smart Security for the Blues Traveler
When Albert and Christina Cummings, fourth generation homebuilders, picked a garage door opener for their Berkshires home, they were immediately drawn to a system that does a lot more than just open and close the door. They opted for the LiftMaster Secure View Smart Garage Door Opener with a built-in camera. They also have two 8500W LiftMaster Wall Mount openers with standalone myQ Smart Garage Cameras to place anywhere in the garage. All three LiftMaster openers work with the myQ app so the Cummings never have to worry if the garage door was left open.
“We were attracted by the way we can connect cameras in the garage with an app so we can monitor our garage when we’re on the road and let people in and out when we need to,” said Albert Cummings, who is a renowned blues guitarist in addition to his building career.
With the myQ app they can check the status of their garage door, plus open and close the garage door from their smartphone—anytime, from anywhere. “With most smart cameras you can monitor your home from anywhere, but you don’t have the control to do anything about what you see,” said Melissa Foley, Principal of Strategic Relationships for LiftMaster. “With a LiftMaster Secure View garage door opener and the myQ app you get vision and control over what is happening in your garage no matter where you are.”
Peace of mind also comes with the garage door openers’ battery backup system, especially for the Cummings, who are building in the Berkshire Mountains, where winter storms are known to challenge power grids.
“The powerful myQ app acts as command central, allowing the Cummings to easily share and manage home access even when they are traveling,” Foley said. “It also enables smart access experiences like Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery”
Secure and monitored deliveries
Homeowners with the myQ app can not only see into their garage when they’re away, they can also provide remote access to individuals from dog walkers to service professionals and friends. With the myQ app, homeowners can create user profiles for full access for residents and limited access for up to five guests.
“In the myQ app you can even link to Amazon Key for secure and convenient in-garage delivery of Amazon packages and groceries” Foley said. “Plus, with Secure View’s streaming video, recorded events and motion detection capabilities, homeowners will be alerted when there is a delivery taking place and can watch deliveries happen in real time for extra peace of mind.”
Quiet and visibility count even in the garage
When you’re building a custom home, you want every corner to achieve the highest standards of quality and appearance.
“The standalone cameras can be mounted anywhere to provide visibility where they want it,” said Foley. “It also has a LED light that lights every part of the garage.” The system has an ultra-quiet motor and a strong belt drive that reduces noise and vibration, which is especially important to the Cummings whether they are making music or just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Berkshires Mountains.
By Michele Lerner