• Get deliveries in your garage.

    Amazon Key For Your Garage

    Key for Garage opens a new delivery option for Amazon Prime members and keyless entry for all U.S. customers with a myQ-connected garage door opener

     

    SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 7, 2019– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced new products, features and services supporting Key by Amazon, which puts security, convenience, and control in the hands of customers to offer one common benefit that everyone can enjoy—the magic of being key-free. New offerings include the all-new Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key; Key for Garage with Chamberlin Group (CGI); compatibility with the Ring app for access control; and Key for Business, a smart fob for drivers delivering Amazon packages to commercial and residential properties.

     

    Key for Garage will allow any customer to monitor and control their garage door via the Key app. Also, in addition to receiving deliveries at home and in your car, eligible Amazon Prime members will soon be able to get deliveries in their garage. Key for Garage is made possible by integrating Key with CGI’s proprietary myQ-connected technology. Read more about Key for Garage here.

    “A self-contained extension of the home, the garage offers a convenient destination for delivery hurdles such as potential theft and missed deliveries. We are proud to collaborate with Amazon on this game-changing in-garage delivery initiative,” said Jeff Meredith, CGI President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our leadership in garage access control and superior network of retailers and installing dealers, combined with Amazon’s innovation, means Prime members now have a new secure delivery option for all of their purchases, and all customers can enjoy complete control over their garage, one of the home’s primary access points.”

    Get your packages delivered safely inside your garage when you are not home.

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  • Battery Backup Required

    On September 21, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 969 into law. This legislation requires newly sold or installed garage door openers in residential applications to have battery backup.

    Background

    In 2017, California had its most destructive fire season with widespread power outages that made it difficult and/or impossible for some to escape. When loss of electricity occurred, garage door opener operation was impacted and deaths were attributed to homeowners becoming trapped because they were unable to open their garage door manually.

    Senate Bill 969 Facts

    • This law will go into effect on July 1, 2019. ( Click Here For Additional Information )
    • This law applies to new garage door and garage door opener installations. Homeowners will need to install a battery backup opener when a new door is installed or when they replace their existing opener. Existing openers currently in use will not need to be replaced with battery backup openers unless the door is being replaced.
    • On or after July 1, 2019, no person, corporation, or entity shall manufacture for sale in this state, sell, offer for sale at retail or wholesale, or install in this state a residential automatic garage door opener that does not have a battery backup function that is designed to operate when activated because of an electrical outage. Failure to follow this will result in a civil penalty of $1,000 per opener installed and operational.