The Chamberlain Group, makers of the MyQ line of connected garage door control devices has announced a partnership with Amazon, which allows the company’s products to work with Amazon Key in select areas. For those that are not aware, Amazon Key is the online behemoth’s program that allows package delivery services/personnel to delivery a parcel to a designated spot at a home. Designated areas can include in a user’s home, through the use of a connected door lock, inside of a parked vehicle, and now, in a garage if preferred. For added security, Amazon Key also works with select cameras allowing motion events to be captured and logged.
To enable Amazon Key integration with a MyQ Garage Door Control device, a user must be an Amazon Prime member, and must live within one of 50 eligible launch cities. Inside the MyQ App, users can find the new option under the “Works with MyQ” menu, accessible via the options screen located at the top left of the App. Once connected, users will see their Amazon deliveries displayed inside the App with tracking links, a log of events, and have the option to manually open the garage door or block access to the garage. Supporting garage door control hardware includes the company’s MyQ Smart Garage Hub as well as garage door openers from Chamberlain and LiftMaster that carry the MyQ badge.
To celebrate the new partnership, Chamberlain and Amazon are providing special pricing for compatible devices. The Smart Garage Hub, which is an add-on that is designed to accommodate various already installed garage door openers is priced at $49.99 and it can also be found bundled with Amazon’s Cloud Cam (not HomeKit compatible) for $124.99 for a limited time. For HomeKit control, a separate device is also required, which is the MyQ HomeBridge and it retails for $69.99 directly through the manufacturer. What do you think of this new partnership and Amazon’s Key service? Follow us on Twitter, @HomeKit_Hero, and let us know your thoughts.
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