Installation & Hookup

The final step is to prepare the magnets and install everything on the garage opener. Cut some small velcro tape and apply it to the sensors, and allow a larger pairing velcro tape for the belt. If you have a chain operated door, the magnets should just snap on to it without the velcro. You should first program the GarageMote¬†and test it before installing (see programming section), to make sure the sensors work as expected. You can simulate the door actions by moving a magnet from one sensor to another. You can then use the remaining velcro to apply it to your opener side or top (I chose the side since I can see the status LED). Make sure the position will allow plenty of space for the sensor and opener wiring. The magnets should be placed very carefuly such that they will never get close or run through the spindle gear that turns the belt/chain. The two contact closure wires should be connected at the two terminals where your regular garage opener wiring connects (either way is fine). Here’s how my GarageMote R1 install looked like:

Now here are photos of my new GarageMote R2 installation, note the new rectangular magnets:

Once installed, operate the door normally to make sure the status LED works and received status is correct. Adjust the magnets as needed if the sensors are not picking them up. The solid copper wire in the cable also allows easy adjustment of the sensors, but don’t put them too close to the magnets to avoid any collision with the magnets. See the programming section for testing the install.