Aladdin Connect is a smartphone-enabled garage door controller activated from anywhere via the home's Wi-Fi connection. This connection eases the worry of "did I close my garage door", as it controls and monitors the status (opened or closed) of your garage door from anywhere. Aladdin Connect is installed easily and can be programmed for customization in minutes via a free, downloaded application.
* Aladdin connect controls and monitors your garage door opener with compatible smartphones, serving as an on-line, remote connection to your opener
* Connection provides extra peace of mind via the monitor which indicates if the door is opened or closed
* Smartphone-enabled garage door controller includes a door control module plus a door position sensor (operates 1 door)
* Aladdin connect controls up to 3 garage doors with additional sensors sold separately
* Works with most garage door openers manufactured since 1993
* For simple installation, download the free application and follow the instructions
Requires purchase and installation of a Door Control Monitor system.
Please see the "What's New" section for the Video Tutorial and Support web links.
Ratings and Reviews
Descent application but why so much bandwidth usage?
I've had the system installed for about six months now with no major issues to report on its functionality. Like others mention it's not exactly snappy and in fact sometimes I wonder if it's going to follow through with the command. I had MyQ in my last home and it was flawless, near instant. Not sure why they can't make it the same. What bothers me most though is the fact it constantly is making hundreds and even thousands of DNS queries. I've been monitoring the device using the Princeton IoT inspector since about noon today and the device has pushed over 14GB of data. That's a rediculous amount of data to push for something I assume is as simple as heartbeat to Genies cloud service. What in the world could it be transmitting? Almost forgot to mention it's sending all that data unsecured which is pretty scary. Anyone from Genie care to chime in? Has anyone ran Wireshark or some other network capture tool to see what the data actually is?
Basic Functionality works. App needs more notification options
Update: I had to turn on notifications for this app to work as the developer mentioned. I turned off the audio and pop up notifications in IOS to prevent them from appearing since the app sends an update for every event. Hopefully the developers will address it soon given the user feedback. After a week of use the device works as described below. The app does freeze and it required a log out and login to address a missing door.
Version 3.1.1. Just installed this today. Setup was simple. I didn’t have the connectivity issues with WiFi since I have a separate 2.4ghz router setup for these types of devices. The device simply detects if the door is open or closed. The app allows for easy remote control and shows a history of all garage door events. The app allows you to setup rules to automatically close the door if it has been open for too long or open during a certain time period. Unfortunately, as others have stated earlier this year, the app needs some development work. There is no way to define which events and define a time period for the app to send a particular notification. The app notifies you for EVERY door event.
Developer Response ,
After reading your review, we notice that you mention turning off notifications. In order for the app to function correctly, notifications do need to be turned on. We are working on notification flexibility and customization that will release in a future app update. Please let us know if you have any further questions 1-866-599-4995.
Don’t waste your money. Buy MyQ instead
This product and the app are worthless. Phone app does not open and close the doors. App forces you to close and refresh the app and is Ridiculously slow. I also have the MyQ app and equipment and it installed and works flawlessly. The garage door opener seems to work fine. However, the Aladdin system is a waste of money and incredibly frustrating. IF You get it to work it will be incredibly slow responding to commands. So slow that I worry that doors will open 30 minutes after you tell them to open. At which point you’ve given up and closed the door yourself. This leaves your home and the door opens and leaves your home vulnerable for whoever wants to walk right in. Even the customer service representatives admitted the above. I rarely write reviews on apps. However, because of the expense of the Aladdin equipment and the complete and utter failure of the system to work, I was compelled to write this one. Don’t waste your money. By the Chamberlain equipment and use the MyQ App and save your self tons of money and frustration! Total piece of sh:t. Zero stars.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review. It sounds as if the notifications may be turned off, and you may need to update to most current version. We would like to try and help you further, please call us at 1-866-599-4995. Thank you!
- Overhead Door Corporation
- 32.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.