I was excited to get my Garadget today but was a little nervous about the wiring part. Surprisingly I breezed through it and got to open and close my door with my phone in relatively short order. I declared success and when I came back to the house and looked at my phone a few minutes later it showed my garage door open. I went to check and it was closed.
This led me down the road of fiddling with the laser and the positioning of the reflective tag. I read some of the posts here and tried some of the suggestions but no matter what I did (change scan period, threshold, moved tag around, no tag, turned lights off, etc.) my “Reflection” shows as 0 in the app. I got it to go to 4 a few times, sometimes when I put my finger over the sensor, but that’s obviously not good enough. For what it’s worth I do see the light blink faster when I change intensity and the door can be controlled via the app so it’s connected, just not getting a reading.
Here is a picture of my setup:
With the windows where they are I initially tried putting the reflective pad in between but the red safety cord was getting in the way (and even if I got it out of the way for the sake of testing it wasn’t giving me a good reading) I’ve tried going high, low, left, and right with it and not gotten anywhere. I’m not sure what I’m missing or why it’s not getting a good enough reflection reading and am open to any help or suggestions as without a reliable reading being able to open and close the door is not that exciting.