For many homeowners, the garage door is the most used entry point to the home. Having up-to-date information about who is accessing your garage at any given time and being able to operate your garage door from your smart device is the ultimate convenience. The Aladdin Connect smart home garage door controller always gives you power over your home by monitoring your garage door's status. If your garage door is opening or closing, Aladdin Connect will alert you. You'll have access to a history of use by each opener along with when the door was used. Aladdin Connects Security Advantage is the sensor attached to the garage door that serves as a motion detector. Aladdin Connect Smart Phone Connectivity is now even smarter, offering new time-based features. These include creating a virtual key, setting a close time for your door and setting a time frame within which to close your door. With these new features, you can provide temporary or permanent access to friends, relatives or service repair workers. Choose to provide visitors with their own access code or simply open the door with your smart device when an expected visitor notifies you of their arrival. You can also set your door to automatically close at whatever time you choose. The Genie Aladdin Connect smartphone connectivity has a completely free smartphone app that takes only a couple minutes to set up.
Easy install: upgrade your current garage door opener, with Aladdin connect, in less than 5 minutes using only a screwdriver
Add-on kit: upgrade most older garage door openers to today's smart technology
Get the security advantage, using a sensor attached to the garage door, Aladdin connect monitors the door's position, allowing you to be alerted when the door opens or closes - electronically or manually
Control up to 3 garage doors, 1 door position sensor comes standard in this kit - but you can monitor up to 3 doors with additional door position sensors sold separately
Monitor and access from anywhere, Aladdin connect gives you the ability to monitor, open and close your garage door with your smartphone or smart device from anywhere
Automate door close times, Aladdin connect lets you schedule specific times to close your garage door as well as set the door to close after a certain length of time
Easy to install. Works as described. The phone APP is pretty basic, but it works great, with very...
Easy to install. Works as described. The phone APP is pretty basic, but it works great, with very little lag.
I would have given it 5 STARS if it had included two door sensors instead of one.
May 1, 2021
works great; easy install
It was really simple to set up. I wired it to the existing button, no need to run the wire to the opener. In my scenario, the existing button and adjacent power made it this simple
Jul 2, 2020
Great addition to my garage door opener! I added the Aladdin Connect to my SilentMax 750 3/4 HPc ...
Great addition to my garage door opener!
I added the Aladdin Connect to my SilentMax 750 3/4 HPc Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Wireless Keypad.
The instructions were easy to follow and it took me about an hour to install. This is a DIY install. Ensure you have a good wifi signal in your garage. This is very important. I choose to keep my two existing garage door openers by my door entering my home.
I mounted the Aladdin Connect to the ceiling next to one of my openers, since I have an outlet on the ceiling. The Aladdin Connect can replace the existing push button opener or can be used in conjunction with the push button opener. It’s your choice.
I choose my install, because I want to be able to use the openers on the back wall and to keep the wiring to a minimum. My main reason for installing this product is to view and manage my garage doors from the app. I’ve left my door open on a few occasions, so this was the fix. This won’t happen anymore since I have this product installed. The notification alert only takes about 15 seconds to receive on my phone, when open or closed. The app is user friendly as well.
I’ve been happy since the install and am going to order the Additional Door Position Sensor Aladdin Connect, Blue for my second door. The Aladdin Connect can handle three garage doors.
I don’t have anything negative to say about this product since my install. I do recommend this product for purchase.
1 person found this helpful
Jul 1, 2020
It's nice to be able to check whether the garage door is open or closed right from my smart phone...
It's nice to be able to check whether the garage door is open or closed right from my smart phone. I have had the controller installed for a couple of weeks now. I had a little bit of trouble getting the controller to link with the wifi but after that the installation was easy.
Jun 16, 2020
Just like what the ad says, "Genie Aladdin Connect Smartphone-Enabled Garage Door Controller to O...
Just like what the ad says, "Genie Aladdin Connect Smartphone-Enabled Garage Door Controller to Open and Monitor Your Door from Anywhere" and it notifies you if the door is open or closed, and when the door was opened or closed.
My garage door is operated by a basic wall switch and a remote. All I had to do is replace the wall switch with the Aladdin Smart Connect, and attach the door sensor on the garage door. The wiring coming out of the wall to the switch was too short, so I had to cut a small piece from the supplied wire to extend it. Now, I can operate the door with my original remote, as well as with my smart phone, Smart Connect wall switch, and through Google Assistant and Google Home voice command. The best part of it is it will ask you for a 4 digit PIN to operate the door. The PIN is whatever you've input in the App when you set up the device. To change the PIN, you just talk to the Aladdin Smart Connect and it'll ask you for the original PIN before it allows you to change it.
The bad part of this device is the open/close warning beep. It was so loud that it drove me nuts, and concerned me of bothering my neighbors late at night or early mornings. There is no control to turn off the beeping or control the volume level. Therefore, I took apart the device and put 6 layers of electrical tape over the little speaker, and now the beeping is low enough not to bother me.
When you set up your Google Home, you have to register the Aladdin Smart Connect in "Works with Google" and just input a command like "Open garage door" and input a routine "Ask Aladdin Connect to open door 1 (or 2 or 3)". Then, It will ask you for the 4 digit PIN. Same as when you close it. You can turn off the PIN feature from the App, but I chose to keep it on.
1 person found this helpful
Apr 17, 2019
I only had a few issues with my app saying it was off line when the green light was lit showing t...
I only had a few issues with my app saying it was off line when the green light was lit showing that it had a good Wi-Fi connection. That's the only reason I cannot give it 5-star excellent rating.
Mar 20, 2018
The Genie Google App was Updated March 12, 2018 so early reviews may not reflect current function...
The Genie Google App was Updated March 12, 2018 so early reviews may not
reflect current functionality.
I Ignored the Negative Reviews on Google Play
and took a chance on this device as
we often forget to close the garage door.
Needed the new automatic time to close feature !
Takes 8 seconds to close after requested on my system
The Module light flashes and beeps before closing
The app refreshes often but that is a normal
feature as confirmed by Genie Tech Support
I paired the Door Control Module to Wifi Inside as instructed but had to
Redo Everything when "Paired But Not Connected" Displayed on the app.
The Door Position Sensor Battery was Low and not Signalling
When I opened the DPS Battery Door the Battery Fell Out. (CR2450)
I Bent the 2 retaining Tabs Inward and the Battery Level Went to Full
and the Module Automatically Paired when Re-inserted. All Good.
This Device Works Great if you can Read and Follow All the Instructions
listed on the Genie Website and in the Videos.
1. You need a router 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz with security of WEP, WPA, or WPA2.
that has Good wifi Signal where you intend to mount it.
2. Works with Android versions 4.4 and higher; and Apple iOS 8 versions and higher.
3. Door Control Module (DCM) must be within ~75' of the Door Position Switch (DPS)
4. Use the online setup instruction they are revised and much clearer
Set up was a challenge but not too difficult.
A few tips :
The Wire with White and Black Tracer (Printing) Goes in the 2nd Tab from the right
in the Door Control Module (DCM) on each door.
Make Sure that Connects to the B/W Screw on the back of the Wall Switch or
(Tab # 4 on mine) the Black/White wire Tab on the Door Opener Powerhead itself
5 people found this helpful
Aug 23, 2017
So far I'm very pleased with the Aladdin. It has...
So far I'm very pleased with the Aladdin. It has been everything that I expected. The install was pretty easy, after reading the instructions it took me about 30 minutes to get it working. The peace of mind I have with the alerts help when I'm away.
May 18, 2016
Great Purchase For Mobile People
I like this system because of the mobility. If you don't have a remote for every vehicle or you lose one or your battery dies it's not a problem as long as you have your phone. It was a little difficult to set up the wifi for some reason, but a call to technical support and it was handled in about 15 minutes. If you don't like the alerts, it's simple to turn off the notifications. The door activation alarm takes a little getting used to, but it's a nice safety feature for kids or whoever in case someone tries to operate it from the app. I would say overall it's a good deal.
I like technology and being able to control my garage door from my tablet is very cool. This garage door controller works from a smart device ap. I can see if my garage door is open, as well as controlling the garage door (up or down). We have a single garage door, but the controller will work with multiple doors. I couldn't tell you how many times we left the house and I didn't know if I closed the garage door. That uneasy feeling that the door is wide open - I no longer have to worry about it.
Installing the system: We have a Genie garage door opener, so our new Aladdin Controller should be a breeze to install. I followed the directions. I got stuck trying to connect to the Genie Aladdin cloud. I kept getting an error message about the site being down. I did the install on a Sunday, so I thought that maybe it was down for maintenance. The next week, I was very busy, so I didn't do anything. Finally, I had some free time and I wanted to get our new opener working. I called customer service and they were very helpful. He walked me through the set up - I did everything the same as when I tried to install it, but this time it worked. I tested it and the garage door opened from my ap. Again, I'm not sure what happened, but I was able to complete the installation.
The physical part of the installation was easy. I didn't know that the controller also doubles as a physical garage door opener, so I installed it on the ceiling of my garage. The installation went very quickly - the kit contains everything you need, less the tools. When I have some free time, I'm going to move the controller to my work bench, so I can use it as a second opener. The kit comes with a device to determine if the door is open or closed. I installed mine on the left side of the garage. I had to drill a couple holes in the metal bracket - no problem for me to do, but be aware that you will need to do this.
The controller has large buttons which are used to physically open and close the door. There is a green light, which tells you if the system is connected to the router. The controller has a cheap feel to the plastic - I don't know if it's as durable as the controller that came with the garage door. Also, since hooking up the system, my original garage door controller can no longer turn the light on.
Overall, this is a very neat concept and once installed, it works great! I know we're going to get a lot of use out of our new Aladdin Connect Controller. I highly recommend it!
We have 3 openers and my car remote does not always work on all of the doors - so I looked forward to this as a perfect solution. I also like adding the features that I can see when the doors are open or closed remotely - which is great to confirm when the dog was let out when I am not home. It is also great to be able to close the door remotely if it is left open, or to open it for someone else.
Installation of the hardware is simple and straightforward. I have a trouble light plugged into the second outlet above my openers, so I did not have an open receptacle and needed an adapter. I would suggest a change to the Aladdin plug that would enable me to plug a second plug (the opener) into the Aladdin's plug.
I had considered replacing my existing wall controllers with the Aladdin controller, but it does not have the buttons to turn on the light or to lock a door. So I kept my old wall buttons. I would recommend adding these features to the Aladdin wall controller. It would make this a useful pad, instead of hanging it from above where it is not useful. I also added a number to the buttons for convenience.
When I installed the app, I made the mistake of trying to re-assign the doors. While this can be done, it is not intuitive and took some time. Otherwise programming was not bad.
The one thing that is surprising to me is the delay from pushing the button on my iPhone to open/close to seeing that the door has changed position. It seems much longer than my old remote - so I use my old remote instead most of the time when I arrive in my driveway.
While I really like this product, I expect the next generation will be easier to program and have additional features and have quicker response. But for $100, it is worth it to have the ability to confirm door position and open/close remotely.
When I purchased my house, there was a Genie garage door opener already installed, but it only had 1 fob and no keypad. I installed a generic wireless keypad, however, it worked when it wanted to and when the battery needed to be replaced, for some reason, the unit had to be reprogrammed. I thought about purchasing another fob, but then I saw this.
I couldn't be happier with this product. I have my phone with my 99% of the time so I always have the ability to open my garage.
Installation was very easy and took me about 20 minutes total, all of the steps are inside the app, and it is really easy to follow. The only thing that I had to do is lookup the original manual for my opener to figure where the wires went. Connecting to my wireless network was simple and worked on the first try, I located the unit on one of the joists right next to where my opener is located making for a nice clean installation with a short wire run between the two units.
Once up and running, the system works great, when you either open or close the door from the app, there is a slight delay of about 5-10 seconds before you hear and see the alerts from the Aladdin unit, which is understandable since it has to go through the internet to get the command to your opener. I really like the fact that you get an alert whenever the door is being opened or closed, whether or not you are using the app to open it since there is a sensor located on the door that reports it's position back to the controller. There is also a history of when the door was opened/closed with a time stamp as well as a real time status of the door position. Other users can be easily added by sending them an invitation, they just need to download the app and create an account. I wish there was a way to see which user opened the door, or whether the command came from the app or the wall control, currently the history just shows the date, time, and whether the door was opened or closed. No biggie, but it would be nice to see that in future updates.
All in all, this is a great addition to my home, it gives me another level of security and peace of mind in the event that someone in my family is locked out of the house, the door can be opened from anywhere.
This is a GREAT concept, only it doesn't work for my garage door openers. I contacted Genie and their customer service rep couldn't help me because I have a Chamberlain garage door opener not a genie. They told me I needed to contact Chamberlain. The directions state that if you have a purple antenna on your chamberlain opener this product WILL NOT work, mine is yellow. It would tell me if the door was open or closed, but wouldn't allow me to open it or close it from the app. Installation was VERY simple, and connecting it to the wifi was super easy. I really wish this would have worked for me, and I plan to hold on to it for when I replace my opener somewhere down the line.
This is a really nice, all-in-one garage door add-on system that works for near any garage system. Love how I can now monitor my garage door status and if needed, remotely open or close the door (great if a neighbor needs to gain entry for something without having to give out the code). Installation was very easy and straightforward, the instructions were very easy to follow and the whole install probably took 30 minutes. Overall, if you're looking to add some new functionality to your garage door this is a great system worth considering. Highly recommend!
One day I got half way to work and wondered.... did I shut the garage door? I turned around and rode home only to find that yes, I did close the garage door. Never again. I open the app and it tells me if the door is open or closed and when did the door last move! Very nice. Also, if you are in the garage and someone with the app opens or closes the door your genie opener will begin beeping and a bright white light comes on, very nice.
Oct 12, 2021
This item does what it says it will do. The instructions that come with it are extremely bad, so I looked up a YT video that someone put together (not someone from Genie) and it helped a lot. Install took about 3 hours.
Oct 7, 2021
Craftsman Overhead Motor
someone mentioned that this device doesn't work with Craftsman garage motors but it does if wired correctly. i have a craftsman overhead motor and had no issues at all .. works great. i also have mine connected to Alexa which is very easy to control either through the app or through Alexa.. you can also customize notifications and different settings on the alexa app. for example if my alexa detects there's more than a 50% chance of rain, it will notify and automatically close the Garage Door. Follow the installation instructions carefully. i have mine connected to the existing wall opener and not overhead. works the same it's just a matter of whichever is more convenient for you. i chose my wall opener because it's located closer to my wifi router compared to overhead motor location. i also have my door sensor mounted on the same side as the wall opener for a stronger signal.
Oct 6, 2021
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Oct 5, 2021
Piece of junk. Not working correctly...
Piece of junk. Not working correctly
Response from Genie Product ExpertOct 7, 2021
Hi, please contact Aladdin Connect Support at 1-866-599-4995. Our team would be happy to assist you.
Sep 22, 2021
The connection to the opener is wired so there are...
The connection to the opener is wired so there are no pairing issues. Integration with home automation could be more inclusive (works with Alexa but not Ring?). App is good.
Sep 22, 2021
Worked just the way it is supposed to and was...
Worked just the way it is supposed to and was very easy to install
Sep 21, 2021
Works great! Can use by app, Alexa, or even...
Works great! Can use by app, Alexa, or even original garage door remote. Easy to wire as I did the installation myself.
Aug 15, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Would not connect to Wi-Fi...
Would not connect to Wi-Fi
Response from Genie Product ExpertAug 16, 2021
Hi, please contact Aladdin Connect Support at 1-866-599-4995. Our team will be happy to assist you with your connection.
Aug 1, 2021
This, Genie Aladdin Connect Smart Garage Door Controller is so...
This, Genie Aladdin Connect Smart Garage Door Controller is so easy to see install, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t add this feature a long time ago! Instead of buying a new garage door opener to include a WiFi app, this product will more than pay for it self. It truly is plug and play. We’re enjoying the ability to connect to our garage doors and operate them whenever we want/need to!
Jul 29, 2021
doesnt work with newer routter
Make sure your routter doesnt support 5GHz. Even when you can turn it to 2.4GHz only it wont work. This is an unuser friendly product matched with incompitant customer service. The device gives indacators that is connected but is never online
Response from Genie Product ExpertAug 2, 2021
Hi Hank, please contact Aladdin Connect Support at 1-866-599-4995 or email us at email@example.com. Our team would like to assist you if you are still unable to connect your device.
Jul 29, 2021
great way to upgrade the garage door
This item works great, I now now when my garage is left open, close it from enyware and use it with my Alexa as well.
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 17, 2021
5 minute install, 3 minutes to set up with Google...
5 minute install, 3 minutes to set up with Google Home ... I was forever forgetting to lose the garage door when leaving for work or a day trip, now,with Aladdin, I have it set to close automatically after being open 1 hour or I can close it VIA smartphone from anywhere.
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