Genie 1022-TH Ratings
Features - 84%
Ease of use - 90%
Security - 90%
Safety - 92%
We liked the affordable price of the Genie 1022-TH 1/2-Horsepower DC ChainLift Garage Door Opener that doesn't affect its performance at all. Furthermore, it's a fine unit at a reasonable price and it manages to ensure your home's safety with its standard security features.
Garage security is a hot topic that every homeowner should be interested in because many intrusions occur when people leave the garage door unlocked. For this not to happen, it’s best to install a garage door opener that will shut down the door and keep it locked, something like the Genie 1022-TH DC ChainLift. Although it’s not the most advanced nor the most secure unit, it is an affordable choice that costs only $158 and can successfully replace a regular door lock. This is the best choice if you have a limited budget and you are not picky. Without further ado, let’s have a look at how this unit works and how it can increase the security of your home.
Chain-driven openers are somewhat louder than the belt ones because these systems tend to make more noise when the chain is pulling the door but you will be surprised to discover that this is actually a very quiet device. The ½ HPc DC 600 Newton chain motor is very powerful and sturdy yet manages to run smoothly and doesn’t seem to be overburdened by the garage door, hence the silent operating. It is very easy to install and you can have it up and running in a couple of hours thanks to the lightweight design and the electronic push button programming. No other hardware is required for installing the unit and you will not need to perform difficult software work. The unit features a dual pinion gear chain drive system that ensures the opener will run without any problems and for a very long time. Every start and stop will be soft and firm to prevent the wear of the chain from sudden movements. All in all, the device is designed to last and to operate to perfection.
Safety and Security Features
In terms of safety, we can say that we were impressed that it is equipped with a prompt system of sensors called Safe-T-Beam. This is an auto reversing system that starts and stops the garage door on its own whenever it senses something passing in front of the sensor beams. This way, you will be able to prevent accidents involving children or pets. As for security features, it is paired with an IntelliTouch feature for quick limit and force settings and rolling code technology called Intellicode that changes the access codes every day to prevent intruders from granting access inside the garage. All these features contribute to increasing the security of the door opener and the comfort level in your life. Unfortunately, this opening system doesn’t feature internet connectivity or other smart features that might come in handy if you are a fan of home automation and you want to control your home from a distance.
There aren’t many accessories available for it so you won’t have plenty of choices left. What it does include is a set of remote so not only you will be able to operate the opener, but another driver in the house as well. This feature is an excellent advantage for families with more than one vehicle that benefit from having two separate remotes. For all the other family members who will want to park the car in the garage, there is wall button control that lets them insert the entrance code.
Warranty and Support
Although it’s not a very expensive device, it is backed by a good warranty so you will know that the manufacturer takes good care of your purchase. The motor has a 5-year warranty for extended peace of mind while the other parts are covered by a 1-year warranty. Genie Company also offers customers all the support they need, online manuals, and spare parts that will guarantee a smooth use of their products.