Chamberlain adds Google Assistant and IFTTT integration to their smart garage door openers

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Google Assistant and IFTTT integration will cost $1/mth or $10/year (each) while HomeKit, Nest, and other integrations remain free.

Chamberlain and LiftMaster have officially added Google Assistant and IFTTT integration to their smart garage door openers. While the existing Chamberlain smart garage door openers utilize the MyQ app — and will continue to do so — the new options will provide additional functionality and even easier access and use of their Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers.

With Google Assistant integration, users can link their MyQ account to devices like Google Home and ask MyQ to report on the status of their garage door opener or even close it without having to open the app. For even more streamlined integration, IFTTT integration allows users to automate their Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers and other MyQ-enabled devices. Some examples include closing your garage door automatically when you leave the house or turning on the lights and activating the thermostat when you return home.

Chamberlain’s new integration of these services isn’t without pushback, however, as they have decided to charge users $1/month or $10/year for each integration. If you want to use both, it will cost you $2/month or $20/year. Both integrations will offer a 30-day trial access for users to determine if it is indeed something they’re willing to subscribe to.

It’s definitely an interesting decision as other companies offer the integration at no additional charge. In addition, Chamberlain also offers other integrations for free which include Apple HomeKit, Nest, Xfinity Home, and Wink. Chamberlain has also stated that the purchase of any MyQ-enabled device will continue to include MyQ services as part of the purchase price. Some of these services include:

  • the ability to remotely open, close, and monitor the garage door via your smartphone or tablet
  • the ability to set custom notifications
  • access to your history
  • access to your Apple Watch
  • security features, including Touch ID and Android Fingerprint

Check out the full press release below and let us know what you think about the new integration and Chamberlain’s decision to charge a small monthly fee for Google Assistant and IFTTT support while offering free integration with HomeKit, Nest, and others.

Read the full press release

LiftMaster and Chamberlain Integrate with the Google Assistant and IFTTT

MyQ Technology Taps into the Smarts of the Google Assistant with “Ok Google”

Oak Brook, Ill. (September 19, 2017) Chamberlain and LiftMaster, innovators in garage door opener and home access technologies, announce IFTTT integration and compatibility with the Google Assistant on smart devices like Google Home, iPhones, and eligible Android Devices. The new integrations deliver new levels of flexibility, convenience, and enhanced control of the garage door opener to users. The combination of MyQ, which provides consumers essential home access information and smartphone control of their garage door with the Google Home and the IFTTT platform, will deliver advanced time-saving and convenience benefits to MyQ users by automating other smart devices and software platforms.

After linking their MyQ® account to the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home, users can ask MyQ to check the status of their garage door opener or close it hands free. Making Chamberlain and LiftMaster’s smart home technology more accessible and convenient than ever, phrases used with the Google Assistant include:

  1. “Ok Google, tell MyQ to close the garage door.”
  2. “Ok Google, ask MyQ if the garage door is open.”
  3. “Ok Google, ask MyQ if the garage door is closed.”

IFTTT integration provides a pathway for a host of automation Applets. The combination of MyQ, which provides consumers essential home access information and smartphone control of their garage door with the IFTTT platform, will deliver advanced time-saving and convenience benefits to MyQ users by automating other smart devices and software platforms. Examples of IFTTT Applets available for MyQ-enabled products include:

  • Close garage door when homeowner leaves the house; MyQ device owners can program their garage door to automatically close if a specific condition is met, such as when they leave an assigned geo-fenced area around their home.
  • Confirm garage door is closed at a predetermined time each night.
  • Turn down thermostat when homeowner leaves house.
  • Turn on lights and activate thermostat when homeowner returns home.

Both LiftMaster and Chamberlain continue to lead the industry in establishing strategic relationships with category innovators including Apple, Nest, Xfinity Home, and now the Google Assistant and IFTTT. Chamberlain and LiftMaster Google Assistant and IFTTT integration services will each be available for $1 per month or $10 for a year-long agreement. A free 30-day trial access to Google and IFTTT functionality will be available to new subscribers.

“Google Home and IFTTT support are important steps in delivering the depth and breadth of functionality smart-home users seek,” said Cory Sorice, Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group. “We look forward to continuing to expand and innovate with tech leaders, and make the connected home a reality for every household.”

About Google Home
Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. And when you ask for help, it can distinguish your voice from others in your home for a more personalized experience. Just start by saying, “Ok Google” to get answers from Google, enjoy music, manage your everyday tasks, and easily control your smart home.

About Chamberlain Group
Chamberlain Group (CGI), the corporate parent company to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, is a global leader in access solutions and products. They design and engineer residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems. CGI’s innovative MyQ technology empowers users to control or monitor these products through smartphone access. They are also the parent company to Controlled Products Systems Group, the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the U.S.

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