Parks Associates Research Reveals the Connected Garage Door Is Most Frequently Used Smart Home Device

Chamberlain Executive to Reveal Further Connected-Home Insights at IoT World This Week

ELMHURST, Ill., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chamberlain Group, Inc. shares new research today revealing the garage door opener is today's most active and frequently used smart home device. Extensive research by Parks Associates reveals the connected garage is used more often than smart thermostats, locks, lights and security cameras in the connected home. According to the data, 48% of smart home owners access their smart garage door daily through an app on their phone, followed by smart door locks (44%), network security cameras (42%), and smart thermostat owners (33%).

Cory Sorice, Vice President of Marketing for Connected Products at Chamberlain, will expand on this topic and share insights from the company on building a connected home platform at the 3rd annual Internet of Things World 2016 (May 10-12 in Santa Clara, Calif.). Sorice's presentation - "Moving the smart home from cool to crucial - how the precise strategy, partners and platforms can evolve a single device into a full connected lifestyle" - will take place May 11, at 1:40 pm PDT. Sorice also joins an IoT World panel of industry executives from ADT, iControl, iDevices and Sengled to discuss the connected home and lifestyle, May 11 at 12:00 noon PDT.

The Smart Home Begins with a Smart Garage
Chamberlain, a brand renowned for its excellence in do-it-yourself garage door openers and connected devices grounded in safety, security, quality and peace of mind, offers simple solutions for transforming any garage into a smart garage. As the gateway into the home, the garage door is an important and powerful launching point capable of triggering a wide range of connected home activities, from turning lights on and off, to launching home cameras, thermostats and alarm systems. The company's MyQ technology sends alerts to consumers every time their garage door is activated or left open for a set length of time, giving people new awareness about home activity and providing the control to open, close and monitor the door from anywhere, on any device. MyQ technology is built to integrate with other connected device platforms, as it does today with the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Cam, Xfinity Home app and other devices.

About Chamberlain
Since 1956, Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), with its Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® brands, has been the leader in residential and commercial garage door openers, with innovative products grounded in safety, security, connectedness and reliability. Today, CGI is one of the top home connectivity companies in the industry with its MyQ® technology. Chamberlain MyQ gives consumers peace of mind by empowering them to monitor and control their garage door and home lighting anytime, anywhere from their smartphones, and ensure their garage door is closed and their house is secure. MyQ is available in many Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers today and through MyQ Garage™, which installs in minutes and works with most garage door opener brands. MyQ enabled products are available at home centers, consumer electronics retailers and online. For more information, visit or

Featured Product

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!