Rated 3 out of
Where's the dot?!?!?!
The instructions for installation were for a newer unit and I had to make an educated guess to install mine, but it worked. The laser "dot" is difficult to see, it should be bigger, maybe a bar instead of a dot, and brighter. I spend more time trying to find the dot than just estimating where to park.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 3 out of
Not Bright Enough
I have two of these in my detached garage. I back into the garage and look for the laser dot to appear on my dashboard. Unfortunately, in the daytime it is very difficult to see the laser dot due to the light coming through the open garage door. I'm sure it would be fine if I was pulling forward into the garage.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 4 out of
Park with Precision
This is a dandy little electronic 'bumper' that should be installed in every garage not possessing a real tire bumper block.
Installation is easy and quick - made even easier as the wiring hooks directly onto the same terminals as the safety reversing sensors - thus, eliminating an external power supply. And as breaking the beam of the safety sensors triggers the Parking Assistant, the laser - illuminating for about one minute - is timed for optimum vehicle positioning. (This is a vast improvement over models that rely on vibration from the opener to trigger the laser; as if you drive a vehicle into a garage where the door has already been opened, there would be no operator vibration to activate the laser).
The only reason I failed to award this device with five stars, is the alignment procedure. Unlike the install, it's needlessly cumbersome, due to the 'flashing' of the laser and the "fixed friction" nature of the aiming hardware. Eliminating adjustment screws causes the laser holder to "jerk" from point to point while aiming it, forcing one to overshoot the exact spot to ultimately aim it properly. But... you only have to do it once.
Date published: 2013-06-24