Best Genie Garage Door Openers

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 10, 2019
Do you have a garage, but find it not very convenient to use due to the difficulty of manually opening and closing the garage door all the time? If so, then what you need is a Genie garage door opener. Read on for our picks of the five top models and find the best Genie garage door opener for your home! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
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OUR VERDICT
Door Type
Drive Type
Kit Contents
Peak Force
Control
Security and Safety
Warranty
 
PROS

An Auto-Seek Dual Frequency System is implemented here: thanks to it, the device independently searches for nearby wireless devices and selects a frequency in the range from 315 or 390 MHz to avoid frequency interference.

CONS

It is recommended that you install a powerful Wi-fi router for a stable connection.

OUR VERDICT

This model boasts a motor with a power of as much as 1.25 HP, making it able to cope with the opening of large and massive garage doors as well as possible. Ideal for people who often enter and leave the garage.

detailed parameters
Door Type

Sectional Single- and Double-wide (up to 7 ft. high, up to 500 lbs)

Drive Type

Belt

Kit Contents

Battery backup, 2 remotes, wireless keypad, multi-function wall console, safe T-beam™ system

Peak Force

1.25 HP

Control

Smartphones, tablets (compatible with iOS and Android devices), remote control

Security and Safety

GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, Auto-Seek Dual Frequency, built-in light (2 bulbs required), Intellicode™ Security

Warranty

5-year Parts Warranty, 1-year Accessories Warranty (Limited Lifetime for Motor and Belt)

PROS

The QuietLift™ Technology in combination with the advanced structure of the belt system makes the process of opening/closing doors almost completely silent - this is especially true for houses where the garage is adjacent to the living area.

CONS

The T-beam™ system connection process may seem time consuming.

OUR VERDICT

If your home is equipped with a smart home system, then we recommend purchasing this technological model from Genie: it can be controlled using wireless controllers as well as from the screen of a smartphone or tablet. There is support for Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants as well.

detailed parameters
Door Type

Sectional Single- and Double-wide (up to 7 ft. high, up to 500 lbs)

Drive Type

Belt

Kit Contents

2 remotes, wireless keypad, multi-function wall console, safe T-beam™ system

Peak Force

0.75 HP

Control

Smartphones, tablets (compatible with iOS and Android devices), remote control

Security and Safety

GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, built-in light (2 bulbs required), Intellicode™ Security

Warranty

5-year Parts Warranty, 1-year Accessories Warranty (Limited Lifetime for Motor and 15 years for Belt)

PROS

Included is a Battery backup, which serves as a power source for the garage door opener in the event of a power outage. It is worth noting that from one full charge, it provides up to 50 gate operation cycles.

CONS

The speed is very slow when it goes up.

OUR VERDICT

This kit will help you to make garage doors fully automatic without any extra effort. Buying it, you no longer need to spend money on accessories: the kit includes everything you need to open the gates from the inside and outside (from the keyboard or remote control).

detailed parameters
Door Type

Sectional Single- and Double-wide (up to 7 ft. high, up to 500 lbs)

Drive Type

Chain

Kit Contents

Battery backup, 2 remotes, wireless keypad, multi-function wall console, safe T-beam™ system

Peak Force

0.75 HP

Control

Remote control

Security and Safety

GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, built-in light (2 bulbs required), Intellicode™ Security

Warranty

5-year Parts Warranty (including chain), 1-year Accessories Warranty (Limited Lifetime for Motor)

PROS

The Safe T-beam™ system is a set of 2 slats that are installed on the same level and form an invisible beam: if there is an obstacle at the moment of closing the doors, the doors will stop. It is convenient for homes that have children.

CONS

The backlight consists of a single lamp (not included).

OUR VERDICT

Although this garage door opener has a motor with a power of only 0.5 HP, it can still be installed with garage doors weighing up to 350 lbs and a height of up to 7 feet. A budget option for people who use their garage doors not very often.

detailed parameters
Door Type

Sectional Single- and Double-wide (up to 7 ft. high, up to 350 lbs)

Drive Type

Chain

Kit Contents

1 remote, lighted push button, safe T-beam™ system

Peak Force

0.5 HP

Control

Remote control

Security and Safety

GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, built-in light (1 bulb required), Intellicode™ Security

Warranty

5-year Parts Warranty (including chain and motor), 1-year Accessories Warranty

PROS

SmartSet ™ programming greatly simplifies the process of setting up your system, so even an inexperienced user will be able to understand all the functionality. 2 lamps create high-quality garage lighting.

CONS

Remote control seems to have a short range.

OUR VERDICT

When creating this productive model, Genie paid special attention to security and protection against hacking: Intellicode™ Security will not allow attackers to get into your home, even if they use code grabbers.

detailed parameters
Door Type

Sectional Single- and Double-wide (up to 7 ft. high, up to 500 lbs)

Drive Type

Belt

Kit Contents

2 remotes, wireless keypad, multi-function wall console, safe T-beam™ system

Peak Force

0.75 HP

Control

Remote control

Security and Safety

SmartSet™ programming, GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology, built-in light (2 bulbs required), Intellicode™ Security

Warranty

5-year Parts Warranty, 1-year Accessories Warranty (Limited Lifetime for Motor and 15 years for Belt)

Genie 7155-TKV

Powerful and Secure

Many people who have owned garage door openers in the past have probably experienced the phenomenon of having the garage door suddenly open or close on its own. This was a common problem many years ago with much older garage door openers that used a radio frequency remote. Many garage door openers used similar frequencies, so it wasn't uncommon for a garage door opener to pick up the signal from a remote meant for another home. With the Genie 7155-TKV Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet garage door opener, though, this problem is strictly relegated to the past. An Auto-Seek Dual Frequency System is implemented in this device. Thanks to it, the device independently searches for nearby wireless devices and selects a frequency in the range from 315 or 390 MHz to avoid frequency interference, thus preventing the problem of your door opening or closing on its own.

In addition, this model boasts a motor with a power of as much as 1.25 HP, making it able to cope with the opening of large and massive garage doors as well as possible, making it ideal for people who often enter and leave the garage. Plenty of other features are included as well, such as the ability to control it through Wi-Fi with your smartphone, and even voice assistant support for Alexa and Google Assistant. All in all, this high-quality garage door opener leverages the latest wireless technologies in combination with a powerful motor to give you the best model on the market.

Review of Genie 7155-TKV Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet

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Genie 3053-TKV

Quiet Operation

Most garage door openers aren't known for being very quiet. In fact, most of them tend to be quite noisy, meaning that you can clearly hear the garage door opening or closing from anywhere in the house. WIth the Genie 3053-TKV WiFi Smart Garage Door Opener, though, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that this has changed. The QuietLift™ Technology in combination with the advanced structure of the belt system makes the process of opening/closing doors almost completely silent - this is especially true for houses where the garage is adjacent to the living area. No longer will you have your entertainment interrupted by the loud sound of the garage door opener in operation if you have this model.

If your home is equipped with a smart home system, then we recommend purchasing this technological model from Genie: it can be controlled using wireless controllers as well as from the screen of a smartphone or tablet. There is support for Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants as well, making this garage door opener extremely convenient to use. The only gripe we have with it is that the T-beam system connection process is time-consuming to install, but that is something you only have to do once. After the whole thing is up and running, you will find this model to be one of the most convenient garage door openers to use.

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Genie 7035-TKV

Battery Backup System

Power outages tend to happen at the worst times, and one of those times is when you're either just about to leave or enter your garage. When a power outage happens, and you are using a garage door opener, you are essentially stuck until the power comes back on, whenever that may be. Thankfully, the Genie 7035-TKV Garage Door Opener w/Battery Backup provides a solution for those who wish to avoid this problem. Included with this garage door opener is a Battery backup, which serves as a power source for the garage door opener in the event of a power outage. It is worth noting that from one full charge, it provides up to 50 gate operation cycles, so even those who need to use the garage door frequently during a power outage will still be able to do so.

This kit will help you to make your garage doors fully automatic without any extra effort. Buying it, you no longer need to spend money on accessories: the kit includes everything you need to open the gates from the inside and outside (from the keypad and two included remote controls). The kit is quite easy to install and operate, and the powerful motor should work fine with even larger and heavier garage doors. Having this powerful and efficient garage door opener will mean that you never have to be locked in or out of your garage ever again.

Review of Genie 7035-TKV Garage Door Opener w/Battery Backup

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Genie 1035-V

Safe Operation

Garage door openers of the past haven't always been the safest devices to use. Many of them tended to get stuck, and what's worse, would often continue to operate even when something gets trapped underneath the door. This is obviously a big concern for people who have children or pets that are often in the garage, so finding one with a safety system is quite important. The Genie 1035-V Heavy-Duty Affordable Chain Drive is a good lower-cost model that allows for safe operation of the device. The safe T-beam™ system is a set of 2 slats that are installed on the same level and form an invisible beam: if there is an obstacle at the moment of closing the doors, the doors will stop, meaning that you won't have to worry about children or pets getting stuck underneath the door.

Although this garage door opener has a motor with a power of only 0.5 HP, it can still be installed with garage doors weighing up to 350 lbs and a height of up to 7 feet. Furthermore, the operation of the device is very quiet, so you won't be bothered by loud noises whenever it is in use. Installation of the unit is also quite easy, even for those who have never installed a garage door opener before. For anyone who has children or pets and wants a safe garage door opener that comes with a budget price, this model will be the way to go.

Review of Genie 1035-V Heavy-Duty Affordable Chain Drive

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Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax

Safe from Hacking

The Genie SilentMax is a rather powerful garage door opener that has a motor yielding 3/4 HP. As a result, this opener can move a door measuring up to 8 x 14 feet. This opener has a belt drive with a smooth start (the delay is about 1-2 seconds before the door starts opening). The belt makes the operation of Genie SilentMax extremely quiet and nearly all owners of this garage door opener will confirm this.

This quiet garage door opener is controlled by 2 remotes that are rather compact and, therefore, take little space in your pocket or wallet. If you happen to forget a remote, the garage door can be controlled from an outdoor wireless panel. You need to input a password to open the door. The unit also has a fully functional control panel inside the garage. Due to the HomeLink compatibility, it’s also possible to remotely control the garage door right from the car while approaching the garage.

This garage door opener boasts Genie's proper Intellicode 2 technology which embodies a new generation of encryption. Every time you use the garage door, Intellicode 2 changes the code and, thus, prevents any unauthorized access. Thanks to Intellicode 2, piracy of the radio signal won't be possible and, therefore, your car will be safe even if you leave for a 2-week beach holiday in Hawaii. This model also includes the handy Safe-T-Beam system, which means there are invisible beams in the doorway and if an obstacle is detected, the door stops moving and goes back. With these and many other features, this garage door opener from Genie will prove itself to be a safe and reliable entryway for your garage.

Review of Genie 4042-TKH SilentMax Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

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What Is a Genie Garage Door Opener?

Anyone who has ever lived in a house with an attached garage is familiar with the process of opening the garage door. Some people have even been lucky enough to have garage door openers, but for those who haven't, opening garage doors can sometimes be a pain. They tend to get stuck at the most inopportune moments, have flaky latches and locks, and just are not very convenient all-around. This is why having a garage door opener can be very convenient. Garage door openers are devices that use a motor to open and close garage doors automatically, removing all of the inconvenience of manually opening a garage door and saving time as well.

Genie is one of the most prolific makers of garage door openers, and for good reason. They have helped create the entire garage door opener industry, releasing innovative products that take advantage of the latest technology in order to create the best garage door openers available. You can see this commitment to innovation in many of the products reviewed here that take advantage of wireless technology for providing the best and more secure garage door openers on the market.

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Publish Date: 2019-10-10 09:03:30