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How are You Living Without It???


8550W App in Hand

In our homes, we already have the ability to use our smartphones to control our window shades, pet trackers, security sensors, etc.  We also control our Nest thermostats, door locks, lights, sprinkler systems, and video cameras.

Why wouldn’t you add the most used door in your home to this list – your garage door! It only makes sense, right?  Control the opening/closing from anywhere and receive alerts when it’s being opened.

  • 92% of active users recommend their dealers
  • 76% of customers use the garage door as the main entry into their home
  • 28% of U.S. adults already own smart-home products

Be safe, protect your possessions and connect with LiftMaster MyQ today! You won’t be disappointed.

You can learn more about garage door openers with WiFi integration here.


Call Plano Overhead Garage Door for any of your garage door opener needs!  972-422-1695

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Big News about Home Automation!

Liftmaster has just changed the home automation landscape.   Liftmaster made headlines when they partnered with Nest a while back- allowing homeowners to enjoy Liftmaster products with Nest products all within the same application.  However, a critical piece of the equation was missing: Security Cameras!  That’s right, homeowners can now control Nest home security cameras from the Liftmaster MyQ app!


Liftmaster Nest Camera

Why Do You Need It?

Imagine being on vacation, tapping on the MyQ app, and being able to check to see how long the garage door has been closed or let someone in while you are gone, being able to adjust your thermostat on your way home so it’s ready when you get back, turning lights on or off to make it look like someone is home, and checking your home security cameras in real time.  Total control of your home with one login and one app.


My Q Screenshots Liftmaster

Does MY Garage Door Work with this app?  What are my Options?

  1. You can buy a new garage door opener with MyQ capabilities
  2. Activate and assign an account to your existing MyQ compatible garage door opener
  3. You can install an 821LM Universal MyQ kit on your existing garage door821LM Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller

Where Can I Get What I Need?

Give us a call today to learn more about our garage door openers with built in WiFi and MyQ compatibility!  We supply all the parts needed to add your garage door opener to your home automation.  Accessories like the ones below can be bought from our showroom on Highway 75 in Plano!  It is worth noting that we do not sell Nest products, but they are readily available online and locally.

MyQ Accessories

(Left to Right: Garage Door Monitor, Remote Light Switch, Universal Wall Console, Internet Gateway, In-House Light Control, Universal Smart Controller, Universal Smart Controller Sensor)

Call today to get started 972-422-1695



By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

888 LM Smart Wall Control Panel in Plano, TX


What is the 888LM?

The 888LM Smart Wall Control Panel is a device that we install to older openers that aren’t able to connect with the new MyQ technology without having to replace your opener. The MyQ technology allows you to use your smart phone to operate your opener with just a click of a button. The 888LM control panel is capable with security+ garage door openers manufactured between 1998 to the present.

Compatible Accessories

The security+ 2.0 accessories are:

  1. Model 891LM 1-Button remote control
  2. Model 893LM 3-Button remote control
  3. Model 890MAX 3-Button mini MAX remote control
  4. Model 893MAX 3-Button MAX remote control
  5. Model 895MAX 3-Button Premium MAX remote control
  6. Model 877LM Wireless Keyless Entry
  7. Model 877LM MAX Keyless Entry

MyQ Accessories

  1. Model 823LM Remote Light Switch
  2. Model 825LM Remote Light Control
  3. Model 828LM Liftmaster Internet Gateway
  4. Model 829LM Garage Door Gate Monitor

888lm 2

How hard is it to set up?

There are only 7 steps to install the 888LM

  1. First you need to turn off all power to the garage door opener
  2. You have to remove the existing wall control from the wall
  3. Then you need to label the wires on the existing door control-label the wire connected to the RED terminal-label the wire connected to the WHITE terminal. Disconnect the wires from existing door control.
  4. Next you need to connect the wires to the new MyQ control panel. When doing this make sure that the polarity is correct, matching Red wire to the R terminal and White wire to the W terminal.
  5. Then mount the MyQ Control Panel to the wall
  6. Now reconnect the power. There is a yellow command LED and a red learn LED that will blink quickly for up to 5 minutes as the control panel is recharging. Once the yellow command LED is glowing steady that means that the control panel is operational.
  7. In order to test the control panel, push the push bar to activate the garage door opener. And that’s it you are ready to start programming all your devices to the wall console.

Ready to Go!!

Now that you have installed your 888LM MyQ Control Panel, You are able to program all of your remotes, keypads, and MyQ enabled accessories. We do sell these control panels at our store located in Plano.  If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself we can always send someone out to help you figure out how it all works. Feel free to give us a call at (972) 422-1695!


By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door



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