Genie’s Aladdin Connect: the advantages of a Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener
Do you ever find yourself wondering if you remembered to close the garage door before leaving the house? Ever wish there was a way to check on your garage while you’re away? Or maybe let your kids in after school while you’re at work? Well, with a Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener, you can. Genie’s Aladdin Connect is a garage door accessory that lets you control who enters through the garage and check the status of your garage door by using an app on your smartphone. With Aladdin Connect, you’ll never have to worry about whether you shut the garage door again.
What makes garage door openers so important?
At NationServe, we know that installing a quality garage door involves a lot more than just the door itself. The garage door opener plays a crucial role in making sure that your door functions smoothly and closes securely. Since the garage is often the largest entrance to your home, and the place where you store your car and other valuables, it’s essential to select an opener that you can rely on to keep your household safe. We recommend choosing a garage door opener that can be used with the Aladdin Connect smart device to allow you the safety and convenience of controlling your garage door remotely.
How does the Genie Aladdin Connect work?
The Genie Aladdin Connect connects your garage door opener to your wireless network and uses a sensor attached to the garage door to alert you when the door opens and closes. Using the Genie Aladdin Connect app on your phone or tablet, you can check the status of your garage door and authorize people to enter the garage from anywhere, at anytime.
The Genie Aladdin Connect allows you to create a “virtual key” for family, friends, and service workers, giving them temporary or permanent access to the garage. All you have to do is add their names to your list of authorized users and indicate how long you want to them to have access. Once they’ve downloaded the app, they’ll be able to operate your garage door for the length of time you’ve specified.
The Aladdin Connect system consists of a Door Control Module, which can control up to three doors, and a Door Position Sensor. If you have more than one garage door, a sensor should be placed on each door. The system is compatible with most iOS and Android mobile devices and can be used with most Genie garage door openers.
How can the Genie Aladdin Connect benefit my household?
Here are just a few of the ways that Genie Aladdin Connect can make your life easier:
- Let trusted family and friends into the house safely when you’re not home
If your kids get home from school before you’re home for work, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to let them into the house securely. A key to the front door is easy to lose, garage door keypads can be difficult for children to use, and kids may not always remember to shut the garage door behind them. With Aladdin Connect, you can give your children a virtual key so they can open the door from their own smart devices. It also lets you make sure that the door gets shut behind them after you leave, so you know for certain that they are safe inside.
- Open the door for service workers remotely
Have you ever had to stay home from work so you could be around to let the plumber in or wait for a package to be delivered? Aladdin Connect lets you authorize service providers and delivery personnel to open the garage door using the app on their own smart device for a set amount of time. Simply delete them from your list of authorized users once they no longer need access to your home. Or, they can let you know when they’ve arrived, and you can let them in.
- Schedule times for your garage door to close automatically
When many people in your household come and go all day long, inevitably someone will forget to close the garage door from time to time. The new time features of Aladdin Connect allow you to set a specific time when the door will close (like 10 p.m.) or designate a maximum amount of time that the door can remain open (like one or two hours). This way, you never have to worry about accidentally leaving the garage door open all night.
- Keep an eye on your house while you’re away
There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving home and realizing you didn’t check whether the garage door closed all the way. With Aladdin Connect, you won’t need to worry since the app lets you see whether the door is open or closed. It’ll also alert you whenever any authorized or unauthorized user tries to open or close the door electronically or manually.
As America’s garage door specialists, we know the importance of having a garage door opener that’s safe, reliable, and easy to use. At NationServe, we offer a wide selection of Genie and LiftMaster garage door openers that are compatible with Aladdin Connect, and our certified technicians are always available to offer exceptional garage door service. Contact us today to learn more about our teams in Tucson, Cincinnati, Houston, or any of our 15 other locations across the country.