In 1954 the first Genie® garage door opener rolled off an Ohio assembly line creating the first mass-produced radio-controlled garage door opener. It was an immediate hit with homeowners across the US due to the convenience that the Genie® provided for easy remote access to the home. To this day most Americans still enter and exit their home most often through the garage door, thanks to this Genie® innovation. Still headquartered in Ohio, Genie® has not stopped innovating.
We have continued to put the homeowner first with the next generation of innovations. This time, less mechanical and more digital with the launch of Aladdin Connect® Enabled Smart Garage Door Openers. The Aladdin Connect® system allows the homeowner and up to 19 of their closest friends or family to remotely access the garage with nothing more than their smart phone and a free app. And today, we are offering another innovation with our Aladdin Connect app. We are pleased to announce that Aladdin Connect® smart garage door openers and retrofit kits are now “Works With SmartThings” certified and integrated within Samsung SmartThings, the premier technology enabling connected living. SmartThings’ open platform brings more than 200 brands together to offer one of the most powerful, connected ecosystems, enhancing customer experiences in homes, cars, and garages for more than 63 million people.
Key benefits of Genie working with SmartThings, include:
- Multi-Platform Voice Control – Tell a smart speaker to open or close the garage door. SmartThings works with all major voice platforms including Alexa, Google, and Samsung’s Bixby.
- Geofencing –Set up a geo-tag to recognize entry to the driveway to automatically open the garage door, putting users in control of how they gain or grant access to their home.
- Enhanced Safety –Program systems to open the garage door if smoke is detected on a smart smoke detector in the home, or open if CO levels reach a dangerous threshold.
- Simplified Home Control – SmartThings works with more than 180 certified brands and can control via Android and iOS mobile apps, devices, TVs, and appliances.
“SmartThings is commited to working with partners to enhance our user experience and continue to make connected living a reality for all,”said Ralf Elias, Global Vice President IOT/ Business Development & Partnerships at Samsung Electronics. "We are thrilled to partner with Genie and expand our ecosystem to make the car-to-home and home-to-car experiences that much easier.”
“Genie is excited to be part of the growing ecosystem of products on the SmartThings platform,” said Mike Kridel, President of The Genie Company. “This integration enables geofencing and garage safety capabilities that create clear value for our customers.”
Genie® has tens of millions of garage door openers in operation today across North America making them one of Americas most recognizable consumer brand names. When you think about it, many people still refer to their garage door opener as a “Genie®” regardless of the brand they own. That is why Genie® is the brand you trust.