Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 Ratings
Features - 75%
Ease of use - 75%
Security - 78%
Safety - 78%
You can count on the Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 to open your garage door smoothly and silently. Based on customer reviews and our analysis, we consider that this unit can do a good job without too much hassle.
If you are looking for a garage door opener, the Genie 2042-TKC QuietLift 800 is worth considering due to its ease of use and the efficiency it offers. Forget about manually opening the garage door, unless the power goes off, and trust it to keep you safe from accidents with the smart laser beam technology it is equipped with. For only $157, which is a fair price, you can enjoy the convenience and performance of this unit that opens your garage smoothly and quietly.
This silent opening system is powered by a ½ horsepower comparable DC motor that can easily lift 7′ sectional doors weighing up to 500 lb. If you have larger garage doors, you will need a ¾ horsepower motor, but this one should handle medium size sectional doors very well. This motor is more powerful than the AC one and ensures a smooth opening and closing at speeds up to 7” per second. This device uses a belt-drive instead of a chain-driven, which makes it quieter, being the perfect door opener for houses with rooms placed near the garage. The belt-drive is steel reinforced in order to ensure power and long lifespan. What customer complain about is the high power consumption that can reach 8 watts per hour even if it is on standby. This feature makes it a real energy vampire that can maximize your household energy bill without doing much. The Genie QuietLift 800 has what is called a “slow start” which means it will close or open very slowly for the first two seconds then it goes to normal speed. This is helpful to minimize the impact on the rails and to limit noise. In case the power goes off, this door opener is not supported by a backup power source but has a manual release handle that allows you to operate it. Another major drawback is the lack of a timer-to-close feature that will ensure the door is closed even if you forget to close it.
Safety and Security Features
It’s very important that you consider your safety when you look for a garage opener system because many accidents can happen while operating the opener. It includes some features designed to keep you safe, like the Safe-T-Beam sensor that reduces the risk of accidents. When the two laser beams detect objects in the doorway, they automatically stop and reverse the door so nothing and no one will get trapped under the door. It is also sensitive to pressure and it will stop and open the door it something gets in contact with it while closing. As for security, the system relies on an electronic limit setting that fully opens the door and closes it tight so there is no room for sneaking.
The accessories included in the package are what make a door opener easy to install, comfortable to use, and extremely practical. This particular one comes with two 3-button remotes that allow easy access from a distance, a multi-function control panel for access from inside the garage and a wireless keyless entry pad. The control panel can turn off the lights and block the remote use so you can no longer operate the system using the remote, which is great if you lose it or if you go on a vacation. The biggest flaw is that the control panel has 3 small buttons instead of one, like other models, which will make it difficult for you to press the buttons if you have your hands full.
It is equipped with two 60-watt bulbs that increase the convenience and security, so you will always have a lit garage.
Warranty and Support
You shouldn’t get too excited about the warranty because it’s one of the shortest on the market. The motor, which is the most important part, comes with a 10-year warranty, unlike other models that are covered by a lifetime warranty. The other parts, like the belt and the railing, are covered for 1 year only, which is also extremely short. You can reach customer support via email or phone and there is an owner’s manual that can be downloaded off of the manufacturer’s website.
The incredibly quiet and smooth operation of this device makes it a fan favorite, being especially preferred by those who have bedrooms above the garage and need an efficient and silent opener. Boasting many features that make it exceptional when it comes to enhancing garage door security, this model is seen as one of the best out there. A feature that makes it stand out from the rest is the IntelliCode access system that it comes with. This system is a superior encryption technology that makes break-ins impossible. Also, it’s HomeLink and Car2U compatible, ensuring that you will be able to control the opener remotely. Our conclusion is that with this opener by your side, there is no chance for someone to make a forced entry into your garage and steal your belongings.
- Intellicode encryption technology
- Safety reversing sensors
- Quiet operating
- Very energy consuming
- Not very powerful on heavy garage doors
- Short warranty