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Genie Garage Door Opener Intellicode Rolling Code Security Technology

Genie Garage Door Opener Intellicode Rolling Code Security Technology

In 1995 Genie Garage Door Openers upgraded to and all new patented platform of rolling code garage door opener remote security known as Intellicode® Technology. Almost 25 years later it is still the pinnacle of wireless garage door opener security. What is Genie Intellicode?   Intellicode technology that is used in Genie garage door openers, governs the communication with the garage door openers’ remote.  Every time the Genie garage door opener remote button is pressed, a code is sent to the garage door opener, to tell it to open; with Intellicode technology, this code NEVER stays the same.  It is a rolling code technology that changes the access code every time the button is pressed, with billions of combinations of codes to choose from, making using a Genie garage door opener very secure. It is nearly impossible for hackers, or those trying to steal the code to the garage door opener, to gain entry into the home.

Prior to 1995, most garage door openers worked on a Fixed Code technology.  What this means is that a remote was programmed with a set of 9 or 12 dipswitches that could be moved up and down to configure a “code”.   The receiver on the garage door opener, would need to match the code inside the garage door opener remote.  Every time the button was pressed to open or close the garage door, the same code is used, repeatedly.  Given that the same code is used repeatedly and very few codes or combination of codes to “choose” from, it would only be a matter of time before those hackers would figure out the code, match their remote to your code, and then gain access into the garage.

If you are still currently using a garage door opener, Genie or any other brand, with this type of fixed code technology, your garage isn’t very safe.  Unfortunately, there are devices available that will check for these types of old fixed code garage door openers. Hackers could then use this device to test every possible combination of fixed code, find your code, and gain access into the home.  You may think that because your current garage door opener works fine that you don’t need to upgrade the entire system. Good news, Genie garage door openers has a solution for you.  If your current garage door has safety beams or garage door safety sensors installed, you can upgrade just the receiver to the Genie GIRUD Universal Garage Door Opener Conversion kit. This garage door opener remote upgrade kit is universal and works with most garage door openers with this type of technology.  We do recommend that you deactivate the current receiver in your garage door opener, to eliminate any type of way that the old code system could still be used.  

The conversion kit is super easy to install, mounts near the garage door opener and plugs into the same standard outlet.  This kit comes with a new garage door opener remote to upgrade you to Genie’s secure Intellicode rolling code technology.  Now you can use any Genie Intellicode device (up to 7 total) with this new Genie Universal Garage Door Opener Conversion Kit. These Genie Intellicode devices include a new exterior wireless garage door opener keypad, wireless wall console, and multiple different Genie garage door opener remotes. Stay safe, stay secure, upgrade your outdated un-secure fixed code garage door opener with a Genie GIRUD Universal Garage Door Opener Conversion kit. 

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  • Danielle Anderson
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  • Danielle

    @Terry – The Genie Aladdin Connect Kit will work for you. This is wired to the garage door opener for use with smartphones. Found here:

  • Terry

    Looking for a wired remote for my genie model #2024 professional line. Is it possible to get one that works with WiFi so that I can use my phone to open the garage door?

  • Terri N. Hemings
    Terri N. Hemings

    Unable to get either of two remotes, model GIC902 entered in my 2017 Cadillac. The remotes open doors as required, but even after clearing the car twice, no luck. Two other remotes that I have which are not Genies enter and work just fine in the car. Is there a fix? Just for info – the openers are model CM76001C.

  • James

    I recently purchased a new home. My remote opens my neighbors garage. His does not open mine. Recently I have come home and found my garage door open. So now I think someone else in my neighborhood can open mine. What can I do to fix this ?

  • Danielle

    Hi Tyson,
    We would suggest to start over by clearing the memory out of the garage door opener. If your garage door opener has the learn code button, press and hold the learn button for 30 seconds (until the LED next to it stops flashing). Then proceed with re-programming everything. When you are reprogramming each device, make sure you are not re-holding the learn button (and clearing the memory) as you will erase out the item you just programmed.

    If you need any further assistance you can reach out to us at 1-800-354-3643.

  • Tyson Nguyen
    Tyson Nguyen

    My Genie is working fine (Genie remote GITR-3 & homelink in my Lexus). Thus, the keypad wasn’t working. I finally programmed the keypad to work, but then the GITR-3 stop working (the Homelink still works). I then reprogram the remote (GITR-3), it works, but then the keypad stop working!!! HINTs: the Homelink still working.
    It seemed that only 1 of 2 devices works, but NOT both. Please help!

  • Danielle

    Hi Ronald,

    The G1T remote is compatible with the H4000A garage door opener. Please call us at 1-800-354-3643 and we can walk you through the setup.

  • ronald dittmer
    ronald dittmer

    I ordered a replacement for my genie model #ACSCTG type 1 and got Genie model # G1T-BX which totally different. And won’sync with the equipment I have.
    the garage door opener it self is a Genie Intellicode , model H4000A, 1/2 HP, ACSR3. Is Genie remote G1T the correct one or do I need to return it?

  • Danielle Anderson
    Danielle Anderson

    Hi Robert,

    The button on the remote is not available as a replaceable part.

  • Ian Beattie
    Ian Beattie

    I need to order 2 replacement garage door opener
    How do I get one to match the door I have
    How much will it cost

  • Robert Darr
    Robert Darr

    I have a two button garage door remote, the rubber buttons are wore out, want to know if I can buy the button, the two buttons comes in one piece.

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