LiftMaster MyQ® Technology to Support Siri® Voice Control, Including Apple Watch Commands
LiftMaster®, the number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers and access solutions, is bringing the promise of Apple HomeKit compatibility to the company’s MyQ®-enabled garage door openers, benefiting builders who are offering HomeKit-enabled homes.
Scheduled in second quarter 2017, new LiftMaster residential garage door openers equipped with MyQ technology will be easily upgradable to work with HomeKit using the new MyQ Home Bridge (Model 819LMB), bringing new levels of convenience and control to consumers.
“LiftMaster and Apple have worked extremely hard to bring an outstanding LiftMaster MyQ experience to the HomeKit ecosystem,” said John Villanueva, Vice President of Marketing. “Home builders and their HomeKit-enabled customers are going to be very pleased with the level of integration, usability and reliability we will be delivering with MyQ technology.”
Users will be able to open, close, or check the status of their garage door, and turn MyQ-connected lights on or off using the Home app via their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch and Apple Watch®. Users of MyQ-enabled devices with HomeKit compatibility will be able to control their garage door and LiftMaster lighting control products with Siri® voice commands. Additionally, Siri control of MyQ-enabled devices will also be available through the Apple Watch.
With the addition of HomeKit compatibility, LiftMaster MyQ users will be able to create scenes which enable multiple devices to work in combination with a single command. For example, users can create a scene named “Coming Home” that turns the lights on, raises the thermostat, unlocks the door, and opens their LiftMaster Garage Door Opener.
For inquiries on LiftMaster products, please visit LiftMaster.com/Builder or email your builder representative at BuilderPrograms@LiftMaster.com.