I purchased 2 Garadget units and was experiencing lots of false open/closed notifications. My problems were due to:
- The glue pad would not keep the Garagdget unit stuck to the garage lift, so it would fall off and point to the ground resulting in false notifications
- The laser light would migrate off the reflector’s small surface because the Garadget unit is stuck to the bottom of the garage lift and the vibration from opening and closing caused the laser light to move over time.
REFLECTOR SURFACE ISSUE: For $7, I purchased a pack of eight 2 x4 reflectors off Amazon and installed 3 horizontally, greatly increased the reflector surface to 6x4. I have not had any more issues with laser light migrating or moving off the reflector surface since. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DG0NA62/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
GLUE PAD ISSUE: I removed the silver screw that connects the Garadget unit to its pivot base and while the base was still stuck to the garage lift, I used a 1/16 drill bit to put two tiny holes (front and back) from the base into the garage lift (be careful not to push too hard and damage your garage lift). I then inserted 2 tiny 2 x 3/8 screws into the holes, securing the pivot base to the garage lift. I then reconnected the Garadget unit to the pivot base with the silver screw that came with the unit. I also give the silver screw an extra turn which also helps with keeping the unit from moving up/down. The result is that the Garagdget unit is now secure to the garage lift with screws and not a glue pad.
I have not gotten any false open/close notifications since I’ve made these modifications.
I hope this helps someone who is as frustrated with all the false notifications as i was…
Now if they can do something about the crappy app interface, especially for multiple units…