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The most active door in the house

A kit with just a few parts

The control unit is compact

Drill some holes

Find a good spot

Don't forget the garage door sensor

Some Nest control, but not much

Add more capabilities with IFTTT

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

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

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

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

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You can find some interesting MyQ workarounds using IFTTT.

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