Our Genie Aladdin Connect Smart Home Partners, and Why We Love Them
Genie® Smart Garage Door Openers powered by Aladdin Connect® have many high-tech features built into the Aladdin Connect® smart home app. These features include creating rules to open or close the garage door at a set time or to close the garage door in a set time frame. Unlike any other smart garage door opener you can invite up to 19 additional virtual key users, give them temporary or recurring access, and shut off access at anytime. The Aladdin Connect® App does not stop there. Aladdin Connect integrates with leading smart home partners so you can incorporate your garage door with the rest of your smart home or use your voice to easily open/close your garage door, get customized alerts, or set up automation.
Aladdin Connect® smart garage door openers are integrated with Amazon Alexa®,Google Assistant®, Google Home®, Brilliant Smart Home Systems®, Yonomi®, Control4®, and our newest addition, Alarm.com®. There are many reasons why Genie chose to partner with all of these different Smart Home Platforms. We noted that many of our existing users are requesting it, or because certain partners have specific features that are very unique, or because these partners see the value in Aladdin Connect for their users. Each of our partners have unique features that we love and we will outline those below.
Genie is one of very few garage door opener brands with Smart technology that is Works with Alexa Certified as a smart home skill. Works with Alexa, allows the user pair the Genie Smart Garage Door Opener with Aladdin Connect technology with an Alexa Echo Dot Speaker. Then simply say “Alexa, Close My Garage Door” and Alexa will close the garage door for you. This feature makes it so much easier, when you have your hands full taking the garbage out, to just say “Alexa, open the garage door” so you don’t have to put that garbage bag that is full of germs on the floor and touch a button.
If you have an Android phone, this tip is for you! If you link your Aladdin Connect Account in Google Home it allows the Google Assistant to control the door via smart speakers or in your car using the Android Auto system. So all you have to do, is tell your Android Auto speakers to open and or close your garage door for you!
Brilliant has a comprehensive smart home panel product, that simply replaces any light switch. These smart home panels allow you to add all of your smart device controls to them. Then you can use touch, or voice control them, with the ability to see what each device is doing from the screens on the panels. So not only can you pair multiple brands of devices in a smart home app, Brilliant allows you to use a smart home app in conjunction with a smart home panel to transform any house, garage, or apartment into an easy-to-use smart home system. This video shows how a Brilliant smart home system works.
Yonomi is a unique smart home system partner of ours that is exclusively a Genie garage door opener partner. Yonomi offers a variety of features, that can be controlled in one single location inside their app! Yonomi aggregates many smart device brands together allowing you to create routines within your app, such as the returning home routine (Turning the lights on, opening the garage door, and upping the temp on your thermostat). Yonomi also allows for “Geofencing” routines, so that you may open or close your garage door, based upon your smart phones location. So if you have an Aladdin Connect smart garage door opener or the Aladdin Connect add on device be sure you check out Yonomi.
Many new homes are just like new cars, packed with technology. The higher tier home builders are making smart homes part of their selling features but worry that not everyone wants the complexity of a fully integrated smart home. These is where Conrol4 really shines. They take the complexity of high end smart devices, like Aladdin Connect, and simplify the interface to your smartphone or a Control4 tablet. This tablet can be portable, or wall mounted. Their platform takes all the guess work out of controlling the home and Genie’s Aladdin Connect integrates seamlessly with Control4. To add one more reason to love Control4 they have set up smart alerts and routines to both remind you if the garage door has been open longer than normal or to shut it when you tell the system you are going to bed.
Alarm.com like many other options in this list allow for seamless integration of many different smart devices. However, where they differ is their added level of home security. Founded as a security first device that aggregates with other smart home partners gives them a leg up on the competition. Since your garage door is the most commonly used entry point to the home it makes sense to integrate Aladdin Connect with your home security system and that is exactly what Alarm.com does. They incorporate cameras, smoke alarms, window security sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, Aladdin Connect smart garage door openers with HVAC, smart speakers, and all of the other creature comforts of the modern home into one smart ecosystem. Even if your power and internet lines are down Alarm.com is there to keep your home secure.
- Danielle Anderson