Powered door and gate safety is not just about the individual components making up the product, but about the way they are combined together to fit a particular set of circumstances, and what is done over time to maintain safety. At all times a powered gate must respond in a safe way when any person interacts with it. It’s design must take into account that foreseeable interactions may go well beyond normal use (eg children playing around or with / on the powered gate), as well as normal wear and tear, and adverse environmental influences, particular wind and rain / snow and other debris that can impair function.
Until recently, a remote control attached to your keyring was the most convenient way to operate your automatic gate kit. With the increase in smart phone technology and levels of ownership, many automatic gate kit manufacturers searched for a more convenient & flexible way for home and business owners to operate their gates and increase security when away from home.
The most successful brand to have achieved this is Liftmaster, who, for their 24V automatic gate kits, have added a built in receiver for their innovative application called MyQ!
What does MyQ do?
The MyQ gateway acts as a bridge between the gates control panel, your home wifi router and your smartphone!
By using an app on your phone, you can open and close your gates from anywhere in the world.
When you log in to the app, you can see the status of your gates (open or closed) and also the time that they have been in this state. You can command the gates to open or close at the touch of a button and use them to operate your gates just as you would a remote control.
What are the benefits of having MyQ?
Friends & family can have access without the cost of extra remotes
Security & peace of mind when not at home
Open your automatic gates with your phone
Easy to set up
How to set up your MyQ
Connect the MyQ gateway to your wifi router using an ethernet cable.
Make a user account at myliftmaster.eu
Register your device with the serial number on the reverse of the gateway.
Download the MyQ user application to the phones & tablets for all the people you want to be able to access the property and use your account log in.
The Liftmaster garage door & opener is able to communicate with the myQ-gateway via radio. (Bidirectional communication), this enables the myQ-gateway to check the status of the opener.
The myQ-gateway itself is connected to the router.
When a command is send from the smartphone, this signal is relayed to the myQ-gateway, triggering the garage door opener to open/close.
MyQ smartphone application
You will need to download the MyQ app on to your phone or tablet.
There are 2 versions of the app, both are free to download and use:
The Gateway device has to be synchronised to the specific control panel of your electric gate kit.
You will follow a number of steps during the set up procedure via the App on the Smartphone / tablet.
The Gateway can only talk to the opener once you press the LEARN button on the automatic gate kit ( this is when it communicates by radio signal ).
Once these devices have been paired, they can only comnunicate with each other and your MyQ set up is complete.