Alarm.com is compatible with MyQ LiftMaster and Z-Wave Linear garage door controllers. In this post we will be covering the LifterMaster 888LM, 828LM, 821LMB and the Linear GD00Z-4.
If you’ve ever forgotten to close your garage door, you know how terrible that can feel; the dread and the constant state of worry thinking that the garage door and the door leading into the house is open leaving your valuables exposed. But if you’re someone that has a home security system set up as well as home automation devices, this is not something you have to worry about. Garage door controllers are the solution to this problem and they are an integral part of any smart home security or home automation system.
Let’s take a look at some garage door controllers that work with security systems that use Alarm.com - the best self-monitoring and home automation app on the planet hands down, and one that we use here at Link Interactive. Our Alarm.com powered app enables you to control all your security and smart Z-Wave devices, including the garage door controllers we will be going over in this post.
LiftMaster MyQ Control Panel 888LM
Alarm.com offers several different garage door controllers, but the first one we will be taking a look at is the Liftmaster MyQ Control Panel 888LM. This garage door controller allows you to remotely control garage doors that were manufactured post 1998. It is battery-operated and will connect to your home automation hub wirelessly via WiFi. If you’re a Link Interactive customer or planning to become one, you’ll be able to control this garage door device through the app or the Qolsys IQ 2 Panel.
This garage door controller is highly rated on Amazon and is one of the number one recommendations when it comes to garage door controllers. It has a 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 1,200 reviews. 67% of the users on Amazon gave it a 5-star review and seemed to be pleased with how easy it is to install and how well it works.
LiftMaster MyQ Gateway 828LM
The LiftMaster MyQ Gateway 828LM is not a garage door controller, but it is required for users planning on using LiftMaster garage door controllers. A LiftMaster garage door controller will need to be connected to a WiFi network in order for it to function. This Gateway is what connects your LiftMaster garage door controller to your WiFi network. The Gateway is wireless so you get to bypass a messy installation.
The LiftMaster MyQ Gateway 828LM has a pretty good rating on Amazon with a 4.5 out of 5 rating with over 1,500 reviews at this time. 77% of users gave it a 5-star review and seem to be happy with how well it works with LiftMaster garage door controllers. 7% of users gave it a 1-star review and seem to have had trouble setting it up and claim that the instructions were not clear enough. With Link Interactive though, you’ll be given the most amazing and helpful customer support, making sure your installation is quick and painless. So check us out today and get a garage door controller with your Link Interactive security system.
LiftMaster MyQ Smart Hub 821LMB
The LiftMaster MyQ Smart Hub 821LMB is a newer version of the LiftMaster garage door controllers and works with most brands of garage doors. This garage door controller comes in 2 parts; the sensor and the hub. The sensor is what will detect the garage door has been opened or closed. The hub connects to a user’s WiFi network and allows for remote control of the garage door.
This hub has a 3.5 out of 5-star review on Amazon with close to 200 reviews. 56% of users gave it a 5-star review and seem to be happy with how well it works and the instant alerts that users receive when an event occurs with their garage doors. 15% percent of users gave this garage door controller a 1-star review and seem to have had trouble getting the hub connected to WiFi. Again, this is nothing to worry about if you get your garage controller from us at Link Interactive.
Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller (GD00Z-4)
Apart from the LiftMaster garage door controllers, Alarm.com is also compatible with the Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller. One of the immediate features that makes this particular garage door controller stand out is that it uses Z-Wave technology. This means you can connect it through Z-Wave instead of using an internet connection. This is the perfect garage door controller in case you’re planning to tie it in with a security system. Our system at Link Interactive works great with this particular model.
One of the other great things about the Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller is that it will give you both visual and audible alerts when the garage door has been open or shut.
This garage door controller has a 3.5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon with close to 200 reviews. 50% of users gave it a 5-star review and seem to be pleased with the variety of different security and home automation systems this controller works with.
So how do these garage door controllers work with Alarm.com? First you will need to download the Alarm.com app on your phone and log in using the username and password that was provided to you. When you become a Link Interactive customer, we create your Alarm.com account for you.
With the Alarm.com service you will get instant alerts any time you have left the garage door open as well as when the garage door has been opened or closed. With our Alarm.com app you can remotely open/close the garage door and also set timers and schedules.
Pricing of the garage door controllers is dependent on where you purchase it and on the model you’re getting. They generally range from $80 on the low end to around $150 on the higher end. If you’re looking to buy a garage door controller, we suggest you take a look at our offer here and get on the phone with a security specialist who will be able to answer all your questions!