Garage Door Autocloser
Have you ever left for work in the morning only to realize that you accidentally left the garage door open all night long?
Restore your peace of mind with the Autocloser-GA, an automatic garage door closer that automatically closes your garage door when you inadvertently leave it open.
The Autocloser-GA incorporates the latest micro-controller technology, infrared light sensors and advanced software algorithms to deliver a safe and reliable product yet it installs onto most garage door openers in minutes! There's even a disable button you can press for those times where you do want to keep the garage door open.
Only basic hand tools are needed for proper installation. The unit is AC powered (adapter included).
The Autocloser-GA is recommended for use with garage door openers that comply with the latest government safety requirements (i.e. those with automatic reversing mechanisms and electronic photo eye sensors that detect obstructions). If your garage door does not have these government-mandated safety features, replace or update your garage door opener before installing the Autocloser automatic garage attendant.
The MagicCloser garage door timer allows you to choose how long the garage door will be left open if you forget! The Patent Pending Smart Sensor technology detects and closes your door if it's even the slightest bit open. Complete system includes 2 AA batteries.
Any estimate of battery life? I need four months!
A: The battery low light started flashing just short of four months. No idea how much longer it would have lasted. Mata L answered on January 11, 2014
A: I have only had mine for 5 months. I haven't changed the battery yet but I usually close my garage door manually. I do forget to close the door sometimes and Magic Closer has worked flawlessly since installed. That said, it should be no big deal to change the batteries since I used Velcro to attach both units. Larry B answered on January 11, 2014
A: My first battery lasted almost 4 months, and it was a generic alkaline battery. I used a Duracell Ultimate for 2nd battery, after two months it is working fine. If you use a lithium battery you should get more than 4 months. Susan answered on January 20, 2014
Not sure about battery life, Duracell,
alkaline, etc. Haven't had mine 4 months yet. You may want to email
the company. They are friendly and respond very quickly.
Q: Does it work with craftsman openers
A: I have a Craftsman Opener and it works fine. Battery Life for first use was 6 months but I use it a lot. Rogue1954 answered on January 6, 2014
A: Works on all brands including Craftsman. James answered on January 6, 2014 A: Works with any closer. I'm frustrated though, the batteries don't seem to last long. There are batteries in the controlling unit and the sending unit. King answered on January 6, 2014
manufacturer sent me an email about a week ago and said that they
had upgraded the product so it was no longer a battery hog. All I
had to do was send it to their location, they had it back to me
within a week with upgraded hardware. For my trouble, they also
sent a very nice eight piece screwdriver set. So I upgraded the
review to five stars. Keep supporting these new start up companies,
they care about their customers and that is the best way to grow a
Could it cause problems to switch back and forth between 5min. and 6 hour setting every few days?
A: I have not experienced that but one thing I found that is disturbing is that when the closing sequence has started and the unit beeps, if you manually close the door, it opened it back up when the sequence came to the end. That could be a problem if one leaves without checking. Also this gadget works well but it goes through batteries pretty quick and the flashing red light does not tell you which unit, the door sensor or the wall unit, needs replacement. Anyway, so far so good but if you do not have an outside keypad and forget your closer, this thing will lock you out. greenfield answered on February 28, 2015
A: I don't think it would be a problem. I have changed settings a few times but usually leave at 15 minutes. Kenneth C. answered on February 28, 2015 A: No it should not matter if the 6 hr setting functions exactly the same way as the 5 & 15 min timers do. Most likely it does. Amazonian answered on February 28, 2015
1 garage door opener, but 2 wall buttons that control that same opener (at 2 diff doors from garage into the house) How many of these do I need?
A: Only one unit is necessary. The magic closer would act as thou you have 3 wall buttons except it works by sending a wireless signal between transmitter and receiver. Just install transmitter next to the button you use the most and put receiver towards top left side of door (looking out) it works excellent!!! You will not be disappointed! DARRELL answered on April 24, 2015
You should only need 1 to make it work. Just attach it to one wall button.
Nelson answered on April 24, 2015
You will probably need two since I don't think you can pair the receiver and transmitter. That is if you want to close each door individually. The receiver unit connects directly to a switch and it's the equivalent of you pressing that switch. But since you said there are 2 switches controlling the same, it should work with just one then.
Amazonian answered on April 25, 2015
Sorry I returned the item, but you only need one. Wiring is needed.
Gfam answered on April 27, 2015Check Pricing of Magic Closer - Automatic Garage Door Closer at Amazon
The i-touch with Autocloser kit comes with everything you need to add biometric control to your garage door and insure that your garage door will always get closed even when you forget. The i-touch can learn and recognize up to 30 fingerprints and 30 numeric entry codes.
Both permanent and temporary fingerprints and numeric entry codes are provided for. The i-touch features a sleek award winning design which can be easily mounted inside or outside.
Mounted outside on the garage door frame, the i-touch provides for garage door operation with the touch of a finger through the Autocloser. The Autocloser provides garage door security by insuring that the garage door always gets closed even when you forget.
Is this a wireless product?
A: No, the wires have to be run to the other box that comes with it Percy answered on December 11, 2014
A: No, the i-touch requires a wired connection to the Autocloser which is mounted inside. Xceltronix, Inc. answered on December 11, 2014
Do you have to swipe your finger across this reader or just hold it there, and can the auto close be disabled?
No, you do not swipe your finger across the reader. You just place your finger on the reader and hold it there momentarily. The Autocloser's autoclose feature can be disabled temporarily by simply pressing the disable button that comes with the unit.
The disable button must be pressed while the garage door is open and the unit will beep two times acknowledging the entry into temporary disable mode. While in temporary disable mode, the Autocloser will not close the door. However, when the door is closed manually the Autocloser will exit this temporary disable mode and will automatically close the door the next time it is opened unless the disable button is pressed again causing the Autocloser to enter temporary disable mode again.
If you want to permanently disable the autoclose functionality because you just do not want this feature, I would recommend that you get the i-touch/i-access kit rather than the i-touch/Autocloser kit. The i-touch/i-access kit does not have the autoclose feature but provides the secure and intelligent access control via the i-touch.
Xceltronix, Inc. answered on December 14, 2013Check Pricing of the i-touch With Garage Door Closer Kit at Amazon
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