How a Smart Garage Door Opener Adds Safety and Security to Your Home

How a Smart Garage Door Opener Adds Safety and Security to Your Home

What is a smart garage door opener?

A smart garage door opener is a garage door opener that is connected to the internet.  The garage door opener connects to your home’s Wi-Fi signal and allows you to control and monitor the status of your garage anywhere from your smartphone.  

What is Aladdin Connect?

At Genie, our smart home garage door system is called Aladdin Connect.  The free Aladdin app allows you to view the status of your garage door to see if it is opened or closed.  With the press of a button, you can close or open your garage door.  Receive notifications for when the status of your door changes.  You can also setup custom rules. For example, you can set your door to automatically close every evening after 10pm.  Or you can send a virtual key to a dog walker to allow access to your garage every afternoon between 10am-2pm. The possibilities are endless! 

Many Genie garage door openers feature integrated Aladdin Connect.  For most garage door openers made after 1993 that do not have smartphone capabilities, did you know you can add an Aladdin Connect retrofit kit?  The retrofit kit works with most brands of garage door openers.  Make your garage door opener “smart!” 

How does a smart garage door opener add safety to my home?

Customers consistently tell us how they use Aladdin Connect to feel safer in their homes.  They use the app to get notified when their garage door is open for a long time, or late at night, or when they are away.  They control who has access to their home and know who opened and closed the door and when.  We recently received a note from a grateful customer that describes how Aladdin Connect helped keep his family and property safe.

“I know you probably receive more complaints than appreciation in the support department, but I wanted to take a moment as say thank you to your company. The night before last someone broke into my car, stole a few things, took my garage door opener, and came into my home. It was 2:50 in the morning. Your app alerted me that the garage door opened, and I was able to scare off the intruder that came into my home where I have a four-year-old and a one-year-old. Nothing in the home was stolen and he dropped the couple things he grabbed from the car aside from a few hundred dollars when I closed the garage on him remotely and chased him. Because of the notification from your application, we are all OK today. Thank you for making a great product."  - David

 

What smart home partners work with Aladdin Connect? 

Currently the following smart home partners are compatible with the Aladdin Connect:

-Amazon Alexa

-Hey Google

-SmartThings

-Walmart InHome grocery delivery

-Alarm.com

-Control4

-Clare Controls

-Yonomi

-Brilliant Tech

-URC

-BenchSentry

-Jervis Systems

-Orro

The integration of Aladdin Connect with some of the most popular smart home companies gives you convenient access to make sure your garage is secure.  For example, you can ask Alexa the status of your garage door.  You could also sync your Aladdin Connect with your Alarm.com account to monitor the status of your garage door along with your security system, cameras, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors - all in one easy location.  To learn more about the smart home partners of Aladdin Connect, click here.

 

Smart Garage Door Openers From Genie

QuietLift Connect: Features smart home capabilities with integrated Aladdin Connect.  The ultra-quiet belt drive can lift residential sectional garage doors that are 7' tall (extension kit model #EKTB needed for 8' tall doors) and weigh up to 500lbs.  Accessories include a wireless keypad, wall console with vacation lock and light function, and 2 3-button pre-programmed remote.

StealthDrive Connect: Features smart home capabilities AND a battery backup to open your garage automatically even when the power goes out.  The ultra-quiet belt drive can lift residential sectional garage doors that are 7' tall (extension kit model #EKTB needed for 8' tall doors) and weigh up to 500lbs.  Accessories include a wireless keypad, wall console with vacation lock and light function, and 2 3-button pre-programmed remote.

Model 4063: Do you have a heavy or 1-piece garage door? Model 4063 features a strong 140v DC motor that can open either sectional or 1-piece doors weighing up to 750lbs and that are 7' tall (8' tall with purchase of extension kit model #EKSC). The durable screw drive opener provides exceptional power to lift heavy doors quickly up to 12" per second.   Integrated Wi-Fi with Aladdin Connect, 2 3-button pre-programmed remotes, and a wall console with vacation lock and light features are included!

More smart garage door openers are available! Use our Product Selector tool to find the perfect garage door opener for you.  Or if you are looking for a Genie Professional Dealer to install your garage door opener, use our Dealer Locator tool to find a dealer near you.

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