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GE 50487 Ultrasonic Sensor Parking Alert

by GE
4.1 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Red indicator lights tell you when to stop
  • Ultrasonic range - finding technology
  • Choose from 3 stop zones: 1-Feet, 2-Feet and 3-Feet
  • Mounts almost anywhere
  • Can be mounted with the included screws or hook and loop tape
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Product Description

Product Description

"GE SMARTHOME" PARKING ALERT Assists you when parking in your garage.
Ultrasonic sensor detects distance or car from wallRed indicator tells you when to stopChoose from 3 stop zones-1, 2, and 3 ft.Mount anywhere-includes Velcro strips or screw EyeletsCompatible with G.E. Smart Remote Plus and Smart Security Plus productsDetects Distance from Vehicle to WallMount Anywhere Using Velcro (Included) or Screw Mounting (Included)Features Ultrasonic Range-Finding TechnologyRequires 4

From the Manufacturer

Whether you drive straight in or back into your garage, it can be tough to judge if you've stopped in the right spot. The Parking Alert guides you with flashing lights as you pull into your garage so you can be sure you stop at the desired place! No more tennis balls hanging from the ceiling. No more stopping the car, checking your position and moving the car another-Feet. This product makes parking in the garage so easy! The Parking Alert consists of two parts: the Sensor Module - Mounted on the wall at bumper height; and the Display Module - Mounted on the wall above the Sensor Module where it can be easily seen by a driver. The Sensor sends out harmless ultrasonic pulses that are bounced off objects in front of it. When a vehicle is detected, more pulses are sent out to determine vehicle speed and distance. Then the Display Module's yellow light begins flashing slowly. The yellow light flashes faster as it tracks the vehicle. When you have reached the desired stopping point, the Display Module will change to a constant red light. You can choose from 3 stopping distances - 1-Feet, 2-Feet or 3-Feet from the wall. Parking Alert Details: Can be mounted with the included screws or hook and loop tape, Low Battery Indicator, Auto shut-off after 15 seconds, Batteries last up to one year under average conditions. Now you don't have to worry about hitting the wall or closing the garage door on your car! You'll know you're in the right spot with the Parking Alert.

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 50487
Item Weight 12 ounces
Product Dimensions 12 x 2.3 x 10 inches
Item model number 50487
Color White
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 1 Year Limited

Additional Information

ASIN B0000YCFEK
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #384,564 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1,916 in Home Improvement > Safety & Security > Home Security & Surveillance > Home Security Systems
Shipping Weight 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available November 7, 2003

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I installed the first one about 2 months ago and found it works very well, so I added one for the other car in the garage several weeks ago. When you get about 5 feet from the sensor the red light starts flashing, which is the hint to slow down. You set a switch on the back of the sensor for 1, 2 or 3 feet, which is the when the light changes to a solid red.

Some reviewers said they had a problem with trying to use 2 units in the same garage, because if the units are too close together, both units might sense the same car entering and would send signals that interfere with each other. The way I tested to see if this would be a problem before I ordered the 2nd unit is by noting that when I brought the 2nd car into the garage (on the side w/o the sensor) I noted that the installed sensor in front of the other car did not flash. This told me the sensors could be installed far enough apart that they would only "sense" the car immediately in front of it.

Great product!!
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I researched all the devices for parking in my garage, previously used 4x4's on floor placed to bump my front tire against but they were constantly out of place and collected dirt around them. I narrowed my search down to two and since I have a two-stall garage,ordered both this and the stop sign that flashes. It works as advertised and is simple to install you end up with nothing on the floor to collect dirt or get out of place. The stop sign also works great and is even simpler to install but has to be moved for cleaning and reset. They have both been in use for a month work great, and allow maximum space in front or back. GE 50487 Ultrasonic Sensor Parking Alert
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This product does what it advertises. It works great for fixed distances of 1, 2, or 3 feet, but 2'6" is out of the question. There are numerous products that do adjustable ranges, but they are not as reliable as this fixed distance product.
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This sensor is amazing. I had it for a while and it was working perfectly. Then it didn't work at all. I thought is was the batteries so I installed new ones and it would work part time. Sometime it works then it doesn't. So I decided to open it up and I found a lint ball inside the casing on top of the circuit board. It was shorting out the board. I removed the lint ball and from that time till today 12/11/12 it still is working.
I have about 8" clearance between the staircase and the front end of my truck and 6" between the rear end of my truck and the garage door. It works perfectly. The green light shines as I approach the sensor then the blinking red light as I get closer and a solid red light as I get real close to the sensor/staircase which is about 8".
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Bought 2. After about a year, one became unreliable. The other still works OK. However, the 1ft - 2ft - 3ft incremental adjustments make it useless if you want to stop 18 inches away. Wasn't a problem at our previous place. Makes them useless in our new place (unless I lose more weight so that I can squeeze through a 1 foot opening).
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I just got this today and installed it immediately. This is a great product and the fact that GE has made the product shows off in its finish and quality. The product works exactly as advertised and is much better than buying cheap imitation products. The only small issue is the stick tape is weak however there are panels to screw this on and this comes with screws. I just wish that this also had an audio connection with this. I feel you cannot get a better product made by GE at this price. If you are looking for a garage parking guidance, this is it.

The only cons of this product are that the stick tape is of a poor quality, in day light, you have to carefully look for the lights to blink. If the colour of the display unit piece was black, it would be easier to see the light.

Another good product available on Amazon.Co.Uk is Parking Dyanmics No Holes EMF Sensor. This is a much upscaled product and can assist in parking as well.
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Purchased a new home with the garage side ways to the lot. Must make a tight turn to pull into the garage. My F250 crew cab is a tight fit front to back. I would either touch the front wall or not clear the garage door. The Ultrasonic sensor has prevented this issue altogether.When pulling into the garage a yellow light begins to flash slowly and as I approach the wall it flashes faster and then turns red. Perfect the bumper is 1 foot from the wall and the garage door closes. The only issue now is I tend to pull in much to fast. I can see a problem here but thats my issue. Mounting the unit was easy, pulled the truck up near the wall and screwed the unit right in front of the bumper( most front area of the truck). The light unit is then mounted higher up the wall to be easy to see from the drivers seat. Beats the heck out of the hanging a tennis ball. Looks better too.
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This worked only fair... there was a certain distance at which the indicator would toggle between indicating that you were close enough, then would go back to flashing that you were "approaching close enough". It would never stop toggling between the two indications, and would run the batteries down. So much for this solution...
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