You can’t Hear it – but You Can See It

Remote garage doors work by the aid of a sensor that automatically triggers a motorized opening and closing of the garage doors by the touch of a button. A technology that dates back to 1926, the remote garage door openers works by sending signals via a frequency that is decoded, triggering the motorized opening switch of the garage door.

myQ smartphone app displayed on iphone

The ease in accessing your garage door from virtually anywhere is the basic idea of the Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller. From the Chamberlain MyQ app (iOS and Android version you can easily open and close your garage door regardless of location right from your mobile phone. The MyQ-Garage Controller sends alert to the mobile app when your garage door is open or closed leaving an history trail for you to know when and how long the garage door was open for.

Included in the box

A look at the pros and cons.

  • Home link compatible
  • Silent operation
  • Keep up to date on what is going on at home
  • Easy to set up
  • Notification history when garage door is open
  • Battery backup when power is out
  • Compatible with most garage doors
  • Integrates with the nest cam for remote video access



While remote enabled garage doors are invaluable to homes, the Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller provides added functionality of full remote access from anywhere in the world. It works with most garage door openers having a backward compatibility to doors even manufactured over 2 decades ago.


Installation is easy and shouldn’t take up to an hour. It doesn’t require any professional installer unlike the LiftMaster range of garage door openers by the same manufacturer. The mobile app works on both android devices from version 2.3 and above and iOS phone from the iPhone 3GS. The app is available free from the mobile app store and comes with no monthly fee.

History of company

Chamberlain group is a leading producer of access products and services. They engineer and design residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems while distributing access control equipment in the US. Headquartered in Illinois, US and founded in 1954, Chamberlain Group are the producers of Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller.


If you have ever wondered if you left your garage door opened or needed to open the garage door away from home, the Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller comes extremely recommended. The ease of access and monitoring it gives at a really affordable price makes it a huge improvement to your regular garage door.

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