We’ll spend a lot of money furnishing each part of our home, yet somehow neglect our garage each and every time. Even when the inside of the garage is pleasant, the garage doors look like they could fall off at any moment and leave your precious vehicle in the open. The Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller looks to be a step in the right direction, but will it really mean the difference between car safety and car burglary?

Smartphones, smartphones everywhere – how your phone can contribute to the safety of your garage

Garage door switches can seem nice at first, until you realize they don’t work half the time. Moreover, carrying an extra remote isn’t always convenient, and losing it could provide its fair share of inconvenience.

The Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 Garage Controller aims to do away with these troubles by introducing smartphone connectivity to your garage door. That’s right – no more pesky controller anymore, just the same device you’re using for just about everything.

Aside from working with most modern smartphones, the Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller also stands out by being compatible with virtually every switch garage door you could think of. You won’t need to drill a hole in your savings to get a fancy garage door – virtually any remote-controlled garage door manufactured after 1993 will do.

As useful as opening and closing your garage door with your smartphone is, the real utility lies in the alarm that the Chamberlain Garage Controller sends to your phone. Every time your garage door is opened in your absence, the device will notify you of the security breach on your phone. This feature alone makes the Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 Garage Controller price of $130 on Amazon worth it – it might seem steep, but it’ll look affordable once you understand the added layer of security it provides

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