The holidays are upon us. The halls are being decked, lists are being checked, lights are twinkling and everyone is merry and bright.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yet, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll, people anticipate feeling 43 percent more stressed this holiday season than last year. Here are some quick tips and smart home gift ideas from myQ that can help you eliminate the stress that may come along with the hap-hap-happiest of holidays.

1. Santa Sees Everything, and with a myQ Smart Garage, You Will Too: 

He sees you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, but if you ask us, Santa’s got nothing on the new LiftMaster Secure View garage door opener. It comes with a built-in camera and works with the myQ app — so you never have to worry if the garage door was left open. You can check it, see it, and close it right from your smartphone – from anywhere. Plus, you can even craft your own Naughty/Nice list and set up “guest profiles” in your myQ app to share and manage when family, friends or even Cousin Eddie has access to your home. No more worrying about handing out keys you’ll never get returned with this smart home holiday gift.

2. Let myQ Accessories Be Your Holiday Helpers: 

Whether you are looking for the perfect smart home gift for family and friends, or your own Santa’s Helpers, myQ accessories provide easy smart home upgrades that will bring Peace on Earth, or at least peace of mind.

The myQ Smart Garage Control makes the perfect stocking stuffer. This clever device lets you link your existing garage door opener to the myQ app so you can control, secure and monitor the home’s busiest entryway from your smartphone. For extra convenience and security, gift yourself a LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera to add streaming video, recorded events and 2-way communication to your myQ app. You can even upgrade your existing locks with a keyless entry system that can be locked or unlocked anytime, from anywhere through the myQ app, with Yale | LiftMaster Smart Locks.

When you pair them all together you can control, secure and monitor all your home’s main entry points through the myQ app. Know the front door is locked, the garage is closed, and your home is secure. It’s easy to see why these myQ accessories make the “Nice List.” 

3. Protect your holiday packages with in-garage delivery:

Keep grinches away from your packages and make holiday entertaining easy. myQ connected garage door openers, smart locks and cameras work with Amazon Key for convenient In-Garage Delivery of Amazon packages and groceries.

4. Create an inviting space for family and friends:

If you’re entertaining and need extra space to spread out, why not utilize your garage? The indoor/outdoor space lets in fresh air and creates additional room for hosting loved ones over the holiday season. Add space heaters, twinkling lights, some festive music, and get the eggnog flowing!