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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.

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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.

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The control unit is compact

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

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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.

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Find a good spot

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

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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.

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Some Nest control, but not much

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

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Add more capabilities with IFTTT

You can find some interesting MyQ workarounds using IFTTT.

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