Samsung SmartThings pairs with The Genie Company and Aladdin Connect garage doors

The Genie Company delivers Aladdin Connect smart garage door openers and retrofit kits to the public. Samsung has a smart home system called Samsung SmartThings. Today, the two companies announced that Aladdin Connect smart garage door openers and retrofit kids are now “Works with SmartThings” certified. This means that your Samsung SmartThings app can open your garage door – or your connected SmartThings devices of all sorts could, potentially, make your garage door open when you flip the right set of switches.

If you have an Aladdin Connect smart garage door opener or retrofit kit, you might already have some SmartThings connection action ready and waiting for you. This partnership brings a collection of features to the smart garage door system, including “Simplified Home Control”, “Enhanced Safety,” “Geofencing,” and “Multi-Platform Voice Control.”

Connecting your Aladdin gear with Samsung’s SmartThings system allows connections to a wide variety of compatible devices. For the “Enhanced Safety” bit, Samsung suggests that users could connect their garage door to their smoke detector. If dangerous levels of smoke or CO levels are detected, the smart smoke detector could send an alert, and SmartThings would activate the garage door, allowing the CO to disperse, or the smoke to billow out.

With Geofencing, the user could geo-tag devices to allow automatic entry. The user could…

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Common garage door repair related FAQ

How long does it take to replace a garage door?

Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.

How often should my a garage door be serviced?

Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.

How long do garage door springs usually last?

The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)

What is the life span of a garage door opener?

The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.

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