Genie Smooth Secure Garage Door Opener

Last updated: June 1, 2023

The Genie Garage Door Opener will bring you powerful operation. It also has a soft-start and soft-stop feature that ensures your door glides gradually rather than jerking open. The garage door opener has one of the most advanced safety systems on the market as well.

Genie Smooth Secure Garage Door Opener

We looked at the top Garage Door Openers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garage Door Opener you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: In addition to having safety features that prevent intruders, this Genie Garage Door Opener also protects against accidents.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Genie Smooth Secure Garage Door Opener placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

“The Genie SilentMax 1200 garage door opener is the perfect option if your garage is attached to your home. This model comes with a 140V DC motor that is lighter in weight and provides ultra-quiet and smooth operation, so that your family will not be disturbed by a noisy garage door opener. The soft start and stop feature of the motor offers smooth garage door travel, an improvement over AC motors. It’s powerful enough for almost any residential garage door, up to 7 feet in height (or 8 feet with an extension kit sold separately). The SilentMax offers increased opening speeds, up to 9 inches per second, yet still has safety features for your peace of mind. The Safe-T-Beam system helps prevent accidents via an invisible infrared beam across the door opening, which reverses the door if an object crosses the beam of LED light. The beams are enhanced with diagnostic technology to alert you if a malfunction occurs. Even the lighting system in the SilentMax is geared toward your safety: the 2 Bulb Bright Lighting System has space for 2 100-watt bulbs (not included) and an innovative power head design that places the lighting toward the back of the garage where you need it most. The SilentMax also features a built in motion detector that will automatically turn the overhead lights on for added convenience and security! Equipped with Intellicode Security technology, the SilentMax 1200 provides extra safety by preventing unauthorized access to your garage. Intellicode is a rolling code technology that automatically changes the access code on each door activation. The opener is fast and easy to install, with a premium reinforced low profile c-channel rail that presents a clean design to help protect against dirt and debris buildup. Flush-mounting capability allows for low headroom applications and requires no additional hardware for assembly. The Genie SilentMax 1200 comes with a Limited Lifetime Motor and Gearbox Warranty, and accessories include two pre-programmed 3-button remotes, a Wireless Keyless Keypad and a Multi-Function Wall Console (Control Panel) with vacation lock and light control button. Genie’s SmartSet programming makes setup for the opener fast and easy, with the simple push of a button.”

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Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Great feature set includes soft-start and stop DC motor, 2 remotes, and safe T- beams
It is known as intelli-code system as well. It is still one of the safest and the most reliable safety systems available in garage door openers.
It includes Genie’s impressive safety and security options and comes well equipped with two 3 button garage door remotes, a deluxe wall console and also a wireless entry keypad.

What reviewers didn't like

Fault reports are more frequent than we like to see
The first issue we discovered is the look of the keypad. It looks like it came from the 90s, which isn’t appealing. It is unclear why this manufacturer chose the design we can see when all the rest of the unit is modern and sophisticated.
Programming can be difficult if you use older remotes.
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