For those wanting extra security for their garages and their vehicles, Overhead Garage Door can offer the services you need to get the job done. myQ openers are an excellent choice for those wanting remote access to their garage door and full-time control. We can help you install your garage door opener successfully so you can start using your new opener right away. We also have a selection of garage opener offerings to explore, ensuring you find the best opener for your needs. The installation process for the myQ Smart Garage Door Openers requires power tools and access to your garage ceiling. We offer professional installation to make the process hassle-free and to ensure proper installation, so your device works properly. We ensure your service supports the connectivity needs of your smart opener and that your garage door is compatible with the technology. If not, we can help you upgrade your door to maximize the security, energy efficiency and appearance of your garage and home. You can even get a free estimate by contacting us for a quote.
Benefits of Having a Wifi or myQ Smart Garage Door Opener
Smart garage door openers are the newest and most advanced garage operating systems that allow you to remotely monitor and control your garage door functions from the convenience of a free app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Other benefits of installing a smart myQ garage door opener include remote monitoring and enhanced security. Using your myQ app, you can control your garage door functions from anywhere. You no longer have to worry about whether you closed your garage door when you left. You can remotely open your door for safe deliveries or family members’ arrivals. The MyQ app can also safely monitor your garage door and integrate with your home’s security system for enhanced security.
What Is a Smart Garage Door Opener?
A smart garage door opener is an opener that connects to your Wi-Fi so you can control your garage door remotely and conveniently. They’re a good choice for those who want extra assurance regarding the security of their garage while they’re away. You can use the smart opener to open your garage for deliveries or drop-offs, then close the door to protect your valuables.
The opener communicates with the sensors of your garage door to record information and it allows you to control your door using an app on your phone or other smart devices. Depending on the smart garage door opener you use, you can control how open your garage door is, check its open status, and see a history of your door’s opening and closing activity.
How Do Smart Garage Door Openers Work?
Smart garage door openers work by communicating with the sensors of your garage door and using the service from your home to send you updates via an app on your smart device. While there are multiple smart devices to choose from, a benefit of the myQ opener is that it rarely requires you to change or upgrade your existing door or hardware.
How To Install myQ Smart Garage Door Opener
You can call your expert garage door opener installers at Overhead Garage Doors today to schedule your installation appointment. Here’s a closer look at the installation process for a myQ smart garage door opener:
Check Installation Requirements
The first step for installing the myQ opener is ensuring your garage and connectivity can support the device. Take your phone or other smart device connected to your Wi-Fi outside and measure the signal strength. You’ll need at least one bar of service for your smart opener to function. If you don’t have Wi-Fi service in your garage, you can get a Wi-Fi extender or move your router closer to your garage.
It’s also important to make sure your garage door is compatible with the opener. Many garage doors, so long as they’re less than 29 years old, have standard safety sensors and don’t go into a lower power mode. myQ has a compatibility tool you can use to ensure your garage door meets the opener’s requirements. If your not ready for a brand new opener, myQ offers a Smart Garage Control accessory to enable universal compatibility for your old opener to enable smart phone access and a range of security features.
Download the App
To start the installation process, you’ll need to download the myQ app on your smart device. New users can sign up for an account on the app. Look for a confirmation email after submitting your new user information. Then, follow the link in your email to complete your account setup.
With you’ve finished installing the app and setting up your account, you can select the “add device” option from within the app. From the list of devices, choose the myQ Smart Garage Hub.
Connect Your myQ Hub to Your Phone
To connect your device to the myQ hub, plug the hub into an outlet. This step is temporary, so don’t worry that this isn’t the ultimate location you want for your hub. Look for a blinking blue light on the hub’s front. iPhones let you scan for the device or enter the device serial number manually. Android users can discover the device automatically. Its name will probably appear as MyQ followed by a number on your phone.
Next, input your Wi-Fi information by finding your network and entering your password. If you’ve completed this step successfully, the blinking blue light on the hub will change to a solid green light, showing it’s connected to your network successfully.
Pair Your Hub With Your Garage Door Sensor
Pull the tab from your home to activate its batteries, then press the lower half of the circle on the hub until you see a red light. When the red light flashes in the middle of the circle, that means the device has found your garage door sensor. Press the circle again and wait for a beep to complete the pairing process.
Install the Door Sensor
You can mount your sensor on the inside of one of your top garage door panels. Be sure to clean the panel before attaching the adhesive strips to the sensor’s back and placing it in your desired location. Look for the word top to ensure correct orientation.
Pair Your Opener With the Hub
To pair your hub and opener, close your door and remove any sources of interference from around the door. Use your app to select your garage door brand and find a device, like a ladder, that allows you to access your garage opener on the garage ceiling safely. Locate your opener’s program or learn button and then select “fount it” on your device screen. Press the button on your opener until the LED light appears. When the hub finds the garage door opener, you can name it using a custom name.
Mount the Hub
With these steps complete, you can mount the hub on your ceiling using the provided screws, anchors, and bracket. You’ll also need a screwdriver, drill, and pencil. Mount your hub about five or six feet from the opener. Plug the power cord in and ensure the light is green on your hub. With installation complete, you can use the garage icon on the app to open and close your door.
As always, we’re here to answer questions you may have about your garage door opener and myQ installation. Contact Overhead Garage Door today for a free estimate and to learn more about our myQ garage door installation process.