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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Where can I get a new intellicode genie garage door opener. The one we have isn’t working and I have changed the battery but it still doesn’t work all the time.

Lance Wegener

@Jerry It sounds as if you may have an issue with the safety beams or wiring on your unit. Here are a few things to check. Both of the safety sensors should be lit and solid one red, and one green. If one or both of them are out it is an indication there is a wiring issue. You will want to first be sure the connection on the beams and head are secure. If only one light is off, please disconnect the beam that is not lit and connect it to the wiring on the side that is lit. If the beams lights up replace the wiring to the beam on the non-lit side, if not replace the beams. If both are out you will want to short wire the beams directly to the head you will disconnect the beams and wire them to the terminals on the head that they are currently connected to using two short pieces of 18-20 gauge bell wire. If the beams lite up you will need to replace the wiring, if not replace the beams. If one of the beams is blinking please be sure that the lenses are clean, clear from obstructions and properly aligned. Please count the blink pattern and let us know what the results are. Also, check to see if you can press and hold the wall console in to get the door to close. If you cannot, try removing the safety beam wires from the power head, then try constant pressure on the wall console to close the door. If you still cannot, once the safety beams are not wired, this may be a problem with the circuit board. You can also call 1-800-354-3643 for further assistance.

Stephanie Millage

Could my circuit board be bad saftey beams are red and green no obstruction wires ohms out but I have to hold button to close garage door
Is there a voltage to meter for this or a way to check

Jerry Trimm

Hi William,
The G1T-BX is the best replacement for the ACSCTG type 1. The G3T-R (3-button remote) is the most popular replacement for the ACSCTG type 2.
Read more about our opener options here:


what remote replaces the ACSGT TYPE 1

William Mcmonagle

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