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Safety, security and convenience; the best accessories to transform your garage

Garage door tech has come a long way since it was a single button affair to make the door open.

Thanks to smart technology, the garage and garage door has become an integrated part of the home. Features range from safety beams to remote LED lights, but how do you know what tech will help your family the most?

James Diab, Product Marketing Manager at Merlin, says that a Garage Door Opener isn’t just a piece of tech: it’s an innovative way to connect to your lifestyle, safety and security needs.

“Merlin’s garage door openers and accessories are designed to become seamlessly integrated into your life, and come with a range of features for your family’s convenience and safety needs. When choosing accessories and models, the key is to look at your lifestyle and routine,” says James.

With these considerations in mind, check out our tips below to help you find the best garage door opener and accessories for your family.

1.       The traveller

Whether you travel for work, to visit family or for pleasure, we are all away from our homes for periods of time.

While all Merlin Garage Door Openers come complete with premium security features, there are some accessories you can purchase for extra peace of mind and control, especially if you are often away from your home often.

The myQ Connectivity Bundle has innovative technology that sends real-time notifications every time the door is opened, so you can be certain your garage is secure, even if you aren’t at home.

“myQ technology is a Merlin customer favourite, with this smart technology allowing homeowners to remain in control of their garage door, anywhere and anytime. myQ smart technology is engineered to conveniently connect you to your garage, providing increased control of your home security,” says James.

You can also use the Wireless Security Keypad to ensure that you have access to your home without your keys or a remote, and grant access to friends or family members without having to leave the keys out or the door unlocked.

2.       The busy family

If you have small children or pets in your home, safety is the priority when choosing a garage door opener. In fact, one in 10 people have been, or have had a family member, injured by a garage door.

Merlin’s Protector System (Safety IR Beams) is designed to reverse the door in two seconds if it senses an obstruction in the doorway.

“The Safety IR Beams can ensure homeowners are confident that children and pets will not be injured, and that bikes or cars won’t be damaged by the door. It’s a very important feature that is compatible with many of our opener models,” says James.

When the power goes out, you will want to ensure that you can exit the garage safely, especially if you keep your car in the garage. Many of Merlin’s Garage Door Openers are also compatible with Battery Backup, which allows you to operate the garage door without power and exit the garage safely.

3.       The tech guru

Merlin’s openers and accessories are designed to make life a little easier, with innovative features that connect seamlessly to your routine.

If you are someone who often has groceries or packages delivered, you can ensure that your parcels will remain safe by letting the delivery driver into your garage to drop off your order! The tech is also key for those who require contactless delivery.

“If you often leave or return home in the dark, it can sometimes be a nuisance to turn the light off and on when getting into the car, and can even lead to accidents if you trip over something in your way! The Merlin Remote LED Light can be controlled from your smartphone or Merlin remote, allowing you to easily illuminate your garage when you enter,” says James.

Merlin also has a range of remotes include car visor remotes, to ensure you aren’t fumbling with keys or remotes in your driveway, making it simple and convenient to open your garage when you come home. They also include Merlin’s keychain remotes, which can be programmed to two, three or four automatic garage doors, making it easy to open multiple doors from the same remote.

Whether you’re a tech guru looking for ways to make life easier, a busy parent needing trustworthy safety features  or just want peace of mind when you’re away from home, Merlin’s range of premium garage door opener accessories are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, naturally!

For more information about Merlin’s range of premium garage door openers and accessories, visit our website or call 0800 653 667.