Exosite-Powered Genie® Aladdin Connect™ Among Winners of the 2015 Connected Home and Building Award

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Exosite is proud to congratulate its client, The Genie® Company, for being among only 14 companies to receive this prestigious award. TMC, a global, integrated media company, announced the recipients of the 2015 Connected Home and Building Award, presented by IoT Evolution magazine.

Exosite nominated Genie’s Aladdin Connect™ smart-device-enabled garage door controller for its innovative design and transformational technology. The award honors organizations delivering software or hardware solutions, which enable the advancement of the smart home and building industry.

With 61 years as a leader in the garage door opener and accessory industry, Genie was poised to leverage its forward-thinking reputation with its new smart device application, Aladdin ConnectTM, and is well deserving of this award.

Combining forces with Exosite, an IoT platform leader, Genie created the next top-of-the line IoT connected garage door opener accessory. This newly designed controller has the ability to monitor up to three garage doors from one door control module, which covers the vast majority of garages in America.

Aladdin Connect adds additional security to the monitoring system with its intelligent design. By positioning the sensor on the garage door, Aladdin can monitor door movement even if the door is disengaged from the opener by the release cord. This allows for a more secure and convenient home and puts Genie’s product one step ahead of other IoT garage door applications.

Other features of Aladdin Connect include:

  • Controlling the garage door remotely (e.g., opening the door for a delivery or repair person, or a babysitter without having to leave a key under the mat).
  • Authorizing users of the garage door opener, such as a neighbor to care for pets.
  • Alerting persons near by, an audible and visual warning from a door control module signals that the door is about to move.
  • Recording a history of the last 100 open/close operations of the garage door, including dates and times.

As the garage door is the main entry for many homeowners, garage door security is just as important as the front door. Aladdin Connect, from The Genie Company, with IoT technology from Exosite, is the convenient and secure answer for homeowners joining the smart home movement.

About The Genie Company

The Genie Company is based in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and is a leading manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories for residential and commercial applications. With its main manufacturing facility in Baltic, Ohio, its roots run deep as an American brand that has been synonymous with garage door openers since 1954. The Genie name itself is a well‐recognized icon among homeowners, builders, and dealers alike. Genie distributes its openers and accessories through a broad distribution channel of professional dealers, wholesalers, and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Genie Company is a separate division of Overhead Door Corporation.

About Exosite

Exosite, with offices in the Americas, APAC, and EMEA, enables the world’s leading durable goods manufacturers in consumer, commercial, and industrial markets to quickly build and deploy solutions that capture the IoT generation of their business. Exosite provides an enterprise-grade, analytics-driven IoT software platform that allows OEMs to create economic leverage while eliminating the risk and burden of custom infrastructure. For more information, visit www.exosite.com.


Deb DuBois, 612-209-9239