Garadget’s laser sensor provides the reliable reading of the door state in the wide range of environments. However there is a scenario when the sensor’s confidence level may deteriorate. This happens when there’s an ambient source of bright light closely aligned with the laser beam.
Check the Reflection value in settings section of Garadge’s user interface while its laser is pointed at the reflector. If the reading is low (below 50%), then likely there is a source of light interfering with the sensor. Distance from Garadget to the door or angle of the laser beam to the reflector are usually not the factors. The reliability of the sensor can be improved by:
- adjusting the the Sensor Threshold down to about the half of the maximum reading in the most challenging conditions;
- breaking the alignment by either slightly moving the source of light (when practical) or moving Garadget;
- shielding the portion of light in the direction of the reflector. Use a small sticker directly on the source or a screen anywhere on the way to put the reflector in the shadow.