5 Tips to Make This Holiday Season Run Smoothly with Aladdin Connect

5 Tips to Make This Holiday Season Run Smoothly with Aladdin Connect

The Christmas season with all the lights and festivities can also come with an increase of stress.  Many feel financial pressures to buy the best gifts, time constraints as the end of the year approaches, or anxiety from having to spend time with estranged family members at a holiday party.  The Aladdin Connect smart home garage door controller from Genie can help reduce some of the stress and make your holidays run smoothly.  For garage door openers that do not have integrated Aladdin Connect smartphone capabilities, the Aladdin Connect Retro-Fit kit is universal and can be added to most brands of garage door openers manufactured after 1993.

1) Monitor and Control Your Garage Activity When Traveling

Millions of Americans this year are traveling over Christmas. Have you ever pulled away from your home and thought to yourself, “Did I close the garage door?”  With the Aladdin Connect, you no longer need to worry about the status of your garage door.  The free Aladdin Connect app allows you to monitor and control your garage door opener.  Choose to receive notifications if the status of your door changes from open or closed.  You can rest easy while traveling, knowing that you can check your garage door status with the press of a button no matter where how far from home you are located.

2) Allow Access to Select Individuals Using Virtual Keys

Another feature of your Aladdin Connect app is the ability to give virtual keys to up to 19 users! Virtual keys are ideal for when you are traveling over the holidays.  You can set up 3 different type of users: full access, recurring, or temporary users.  Full access allows the user to control the door at any time- such as a family member or roommate.  Recurring users are given access during specific days at times.  For example, you can send your dog sitter a virtual key to be able to open and close your garage door every Monday and Friday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Temporary users have a preset length of time – such as a plumber next Monday from 8:00am-10:00am. 

3) Set up Rules to Close Your Garage Door

Your Aladdin Connect app also allows you to set up rules- either as a time range or a duration rule.  A time range rule sets a schedule for your garage door.  For example, you can set the door to close if it has been open between 10:00pm-11:00pm.  A duration rule closes your door at a certain time.  For example, the door can be set to close if it has been open for longer than two hours on Monday-Friday.  Make your Christmas go smoother by not worrying if the door is closed at night by setting up rules. 

4) Prevent Package Theft with BenchSentry

This season of giving also includes buying presents online and having many packages delivered to your doorstep.  Unfortunately, package theft is a growing problem that 36% of Americans have experienced.  The average cost to replace a stolen package is $109!  No need to worry about package theft anymore thanks to the BenchSentry, the secure package delivery porch box by Genie.  BenchSentry will conceal your packages and secure them upon delivery by only opening when a code is entered.  For large deliveries, sync your Aladdin Connect to your bench!  The delivery driver will enter the last 4 digits of the tracking number into your BenchSentry’s keypad and your garage door will open – allowing for safe and secure delivery of your packages.


5)Save Time with Walmart InHome Grocery Delivery

If grocery shopping is the last thing you want to do, then leave it to Walmart InHome to shop for you!  Walmart InHome garage grocery delivery, available in select locations, allows you to pair your Aladdin Connect with your InHome account.  Simply order your groceries on the InHome app and Walmart associates will have secure, one-time access to your open your garage door at the time of delivery. You can watch your deliveries via the associate’s vest camera up to 7 days later.  Walmart’s InHome associates will unpack your order into your garage (or into your garage fridge).  Save time grocery shopping this holiday season with help from InHome.  Sign up for a 30-day free trial of Walmart InHome, link your Genie, and get a $25 Walmart gift card with your first delivery!*  Learn more here!


*Only first-time InHome members eligible. Member must join, then place an InHome-delivered order from Walmart pickup & delivery to receive gift card. Walmart gift cards will be delivered inside their first InHome-delivered order. Offer not applicable to orders placed with Online Grocery Pickup or Walmart Delivery. Gift cards may be used at any Walmart store or Sam’s Club in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, online at Walmart.com or Samsclub.com, or at select Murphy USA fuel stations. Subject to Walmart gift card terms and conditions.

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