CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

The most active door in the house

If you're anything like me, then your suburban home's garage door sees a lot of action.

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
1
of 8

A kit with just a few parts

There are not a lot of parts in the MyQ Garage kit, and you just need a few basic tools to install it.

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
2
of 8

The control unit is compact

The main control unit for the MyQ Garage is small and very light.

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
3
of 8

Drill some holes

You'll need to drill some holes in your ceiling to mount the main MyQ Garage unit. Don't worry -- the kit comes with screws and plastic anchors.

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
4
of 8

Find a good spot

You should mount the MyQ Garage above your current door opener, yet visible from the garage doorway .

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
5
of 8

Don't forget the garage door sensor

The last part of the MyQ hardware puzzle is a sensor you mount to the top-right corner of your garage door.

Published:Caption:Photo:Tyler Lizenby/CNET
6
of 8

Some Nest control, but not much

The MyQ app only lets you toggle Nest's Home and Away modes.

Published:Caption:Photo:Brian Bennett/CNET
7
of 8

Add more capabilities with IFTTT

You can find some interesting MyQ workarounds using IFTTT.

Published:Caption:Photo:Brian Bennett/CNET
8
of 8
Up Next

32 outdoor cameras that take home security seriously