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Old 09-11-2022, 06:37 PM
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My daughter found this screwed to the wall of her garage when she moved into her house. Nobody has any idea what it is. Maybe you guys can help?
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Old 09-11-2022, 06:48 PM
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I am just guessing but may be a sensor for if an object passes its path/zone it sets off an alarm/warning or turns on a light? My uncle had something similar that when he pulled the vehicle in enough to clear the garage door the device would turn on a light letting him know he was far enough in.
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Old 09-11-2022, 07:34 PM
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I am just guessing but may be a sensor for if an object passes its path/zone it sets off an alarm/warning or turns on a light? My uncle had something similar that when he pulled the vehicle in enough to clear the garage door the device would turn on a light letting him know he was far enough in.
That was my first guess, motion sensor of some kind.

Junction box of some sort. Have you taken the cover off and looked in it yet?
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If it was mounted just above light-switch height near the entry door to the garage.
Likely a touch pad to activate the garage door opener.
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Old 09-11-2022, 08:38 PM
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I have not seen it in person. This is just a photograph she sent me.
It is close to a door jam but it’s not close to any switches.
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I'm going to say garage door opener switch too. Probably had some zip cord running down the wall to it. Cutout in the top seems to suggest something came out there.
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If it was mounted just above light-switch height near the entry door to the garage.
Likely a touch pad to activate the garage door opener.
and i think thats a genie logo on the housing.
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rotate the second pic ccw , looks like a finger pushing the sensor / button , garage door opener with no wiring ?

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Old 09-12-2022, 09:07 AM
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rotate the second pic ccw , looks like a finger pushibg the sensor / button , garage door opener with no wiring ?

This sounds like a really good guess. Big button to be able to find on wall easier in the dark.


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rotate the second pic ccw , looks like a finger pushibg the sensor / button , garage door opener with no wiring ?
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