I’m in the UK and I’ve just ordered a Garadget and I’m looking forward to its arrival. I’m thinking ahead to its installation and I’ve noticed that all the instructions focus on segmented or roller shutter type doors, siting the reflector on the top panel of the door. My garage door is a one-piece “up & over” retractable type door which is very common in the UK. On this type of door the top edge of the door is retracted into the garage on tracks but the rest of the door is controlled on each side by vertical spring-loaded swing-arms. This makes the door very light and quiet to operate but means that when closing the door the last 8-10” of movement of the top of the door is virtually linear and the door is almost vertical while the bottom of the door sweeps down into place. My concern is if I follow the instructions to the letter the reflector might be reflecting the laser beam back the controller unit for quite some distance before the garage door is actually fully closed and will give a false open/closed status.
I’m wondering if anyone has any advice on the best place to site the reflector and/or the controller unit for most reliable results? Should I actually be setting the controller unit to point to one side of the door with the reflector mounted to the door on an appropriately angled bracket …would that work?