Home security is very important to me. And, being the gadget geek that I am, so is having a smart home. Not too long after moving into our newly built home, we added 2 LiftMaster myQ connected garage door openers. We love them. Being able to easily control our garage doors from our phones, and getting alerts when they open has been very useful. And as technology advances, we are lucky enough to be able to add more features and functionality to our smart home.
Running a home-based business, plus mostly working from home, and the holiday season meant the packages were coming at a steady stream. Even though I’m home, I can’t always get to my packages as soon as they are delivered. Luckily, thanks to my LiftMaster myQ connected garage door openers I can get Key by Amazon In-Garage Delivery and have peace of mind my packages are secure in the garage until I’m free to go get them.
In 2019, LiftMaster partnered with Amazon to add Key by Amazon, a service that enables Amazon delivery drivers to safely and securely deliver packages inside your garage. This is great on its own. However, it’s even better if you can actually see the delivery happen in real-time.
This past holiday season, we added a gadget to do just that. I was happy to add a LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera to our smart home and security arsenal. The LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera allows me to monitor what is going on in my garage, and I can actually watch my Amazon packages being delivered for extra peace of mind.
The LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera is simple to use. This camera, made specifically for your garage, enables you to see what is happening through a live feed, and it records and saves up to 30 days of recordings with a reasonable myQ Video Subscription.
In my opinion, the subscription is a must. It allows you to keep clips of motion-activated activities. You never know when you might need them. The clips can be downloaded and shared via your smartphone.
Features of the LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera
- Ability to be mounted either with screws and anchors or by simply using the included magnet to attach it to your garage door opener.
- Video camera begins recording when motion is detected.
- Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the myQ® App.
- Garage climate performance of -4 to 122⁰F for extreme climate range.
- Easy setup with Bluetooth
- Works with Key by Amazon by allowing consumers to live stream their In-Garage Deliveries. Check availability in your area.
- Easy access of recorded clips from the myQ app.
Installation of the LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera
Installation could not have been any easier. I was very happy and surprised that we didn’t need a screwdriver or a drill at all since we opted to mount the camera on one of our garage door openers using the built-in magnet.
First, I powered the camera in while in the house and connected it to my WiFi using the myQ app. It easily integrated with my existing “Home” in the myQ app.
We backed my truck out of the garage, grabbed a ladder, and were up and running in about 10 minutes. Hubby just had to plug in the power, wrap up the extra cable, and mount the camera on the underside of our existing LiftMaster myQ-connected garage door opener.
I also linked the camera to our large garage door. Linking enables me to control the camera and the garage door on the same screen. I can view live video while controlling the door. This includes using the included mic and speaker to speak to someone in the garage, or taking a photo snapshot.
The camera is motion-sensing, so it records based on motion inside the garage. This means when the door opens, recording will start. This is useful for ensuring that my in-garage deliveries are safe and secure. With In-Garage Delivery my packages are protected against damage, theft and weather. With the Smart Garage Camera and Key by Amazon, there is no need for me to stop what I am doing and rush to the porch to retrieve a package.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LiftMaster. All opinions are my own.