Did you know that Leaving the garage door open while you’re out of the house might seem like no big deal, but it can actually lead to big problems if you don’t check in on it regularly?
You could come home to find that thieves have ransacked your home through the open garage, or worse, you could return to find that your car has been stolen!
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to this problem with garage door monitors that notify you when the door opens and closes. These devices are affordable and extremely helpful! Here’s how they work.
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What is a LiftMaster garage door monitor?
A LiftMaster garage door monitor is a small, battery-operated device that attaches to your garage door and allows you to monitor the status of your door from anywhere using your smartphone. If you’re worried about leaving your door open, simply check the app to see if the door is closed.
The app will also send you notifications if the door has been opened or closed, so you can always keep an eye on it.
How do I know when my garage door opens with the LiftMaster wireless receiver?
You can know when your garage door opens with the LiftMaster wireless receiver by having it installed in your home. The receiver will emit a signal when the garage door is opened, which will then be received by the monitor. The monitor can be placed anywhere in your home and will alert you with a loud sound or light when the door is opened.
Can someone else set off my LiftMaster Wireless Receiver (my neighbor’s dog?)
No, only people with the Garage Door Monitor can set off your LiftMaster Wireless Receiver. So, if you’re ever worried that your neighbor’s dog might be able to set it off, don’t be – they can’t! You’ll never have to worry about anyone else being able to accidentally activate your garage door again.
What about power outages?
If the power goes out, your garage door opener will not work. This is not a problem if you have a garage door monitor, because the monitor will still be able to tell you whether or not your garage door is open. You can also get alerts on your phone so that you can check on your garage door even when you’re not home.
What about interference from other electronics in my home?
If you’re worried about other electronics in your home interfering with your garage door monitor, don’t be! Most monitors use either WiFi or Bluetooth to connect to your phone, so as long as you have a strong signal, you should be fine.
Plus, many monitors come with built-in interference protection, so you don’t have to worry about anything else affecting your connection.
Is there anything else that might cause false alarms from my Wireless Receiver?
If you have a wireless receiver, there are a few things that could cause false alarms. If the batteries in your remote control are low, it could send a signal that isn’t strong enough to close the door.
Another possibility is that someone else in your neighborhood has similar remote control and it’s interfering with yours. If you have an automatic opener, make sure that the photo-eye safety sensors are aligned and unobstructed.
What are some other features of LiftMaster Wireless Receivers (or monitors)?
In addition to receiving alerts when your garage door is opened, the LiftMaster Wireless Receiver can also be used to monitor multiple doors, set up alerts for certain times of day, and check the status of your doors from anywhere. You can also use it to control other devices in your home, like lights or thermostats.
So if you’re ever worried about whether or not you left your garage door open, just get a LiftMaster Wireless Receiver.
Is there a monthly fee for using this product (how much will it cost me to operate)?
No, there is no monthly fee for using this product. The only cost to operate is the initial purchase price of the unit. This is a one-time fee and there are no recurring costs. The device runs on batteries, so you will need to replace them occasionally, but that is the only ongoing cost associated with this product.
Will it interfere with any other devices in my home, like baby monitors or smoke detectors?
A garage door monitor is a small, battery-operated device that attaches to your garage door and wirelessly connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network.
Once it’s connected, you can use the companion app to check whether your garage door is open or closed, and even receive alerts if it’s been left open for a certain period of time. Best of all, it won’t interfere with any other devices in your home, so you can rest assured that your baby monitor or smoke detector will still work as usual.
What kind of coverage area can be expected with this device and how far away can it be located from the panel (fob) unit (what’s the range)?
The average garage door opener has a range of about 150 feet, so as long as your garage door monitor is within that range, you’ll be able to know whether or not your garage door is open. Plus, most monitors have an LED light that will show you whether the door is open or closed, so even if you’re not in range, you can still see the status of your garage door.
What is LiftMaster Smartphone control/monitoring all about?
LiftMaster’s Smartphone Control and Monitoring system let you know whether your garage door is open or closed, no matter where you are.
You can also receive alerts if the door has been left open for a certain period of time, or if it’s been opened or closed when it shouldn’t be. Plus, you can control the door remotely, so you can close it if you forgot to before leaving for work or open it to let the dog out.