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The Six Types of Elevator and How To Choose One

May
10
The Six Types of Elevator and How To Choose One

Thinking of buying a new elevator or two for your building? It’s a big investment, so you want to choose the right one. With so many elevator varieties on the market, it’s hard to know which type suits your building’s needs. Below, learn about six different elevator types from our elevator…


Understanding the Significance of Elevator Traffic Analysis

May
6
Understanding the Significance of Elevator Traffic Analysis

Have you ever wondered whether your elevators are operating at peak efficiency? Without a proper elevator traffic analysis, it's impossible to know for sure. Learn about traffic pattern evaluation below, then call us to discover why an elevator monitoring system is necessary for your building. What Is Elevator Traffic Assessment? An elevator…


The Top Causes of Elevator Communications Failure

Apr
9
elevator communications failure

When the communication system in your elevator fails, passengers face immediate risks as your dispatchers can no longer assist. To prevent elevator communications failure, you must understand why it happens. Numerous concerns, from power outages to poorly trained dispatchers, can lead to a loss of communication in elevators. This article…


Are Elevators Required To Be on Emergency Power?

Apr
3
are elevators required to be on emergency power

If you have an elevator in your building, you may have wondered what would happen if the power went out. Elevators typically have built-in response systems for power outages, but these don’t mitigate risks entirely. So, are elevators required to be on emergency power sources? An advanced elevator monitoring system…


How Often Do Elevators Need To Be Inspected?

Apr
1
how often do elevators need to be inspected

If you own a commercial building with an elevator, you must follow a regular elevator maintenance schedule to keep it in safe, working order for all occupants. Even knowing that, you may wonder: How often do elevators need to be inspected? Below, we discuss the recommended elevator inspection frequency and…


Six Ways To Elevate Office Building Security

Mar
7
Office building security

It’s said that the best offense is a good defense, and that’s certainly true when it comes to office building security. Failing to install robust office security systems, such as an elevator monitoring system, is like leaving your house with the doors unlocked. It puts you at risk for theft, damage,…


The Future of Vertical Mobility in Smart Buildings

Feb
10
Smart buildings

Elevators in the Era of Smart Buildings The evolution of smart buildings is redefining the expectations from building technologies, pushing the boundaries of convenience, safety, and efficiency. At the heart of this transformation are elevators, which are no longer just transport mechanisms but integral components of a building's intelligent ecosystem.…


Enhancing Accessibility in Elevators: The Role of Elevator Code and Monitoring Technologies

Feb
8
Enhancing Accessibility in Elevators

Elevators as a Gateway to Accessibility Accessibility in public and private spaces is not just a legal requirement; it's a fundamental aspect of inclusive design. Elevators, pivotal in multi-story buildings, have evolved significantly under the guidance of updated elevator codes to meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. This…


How To Locate Your Elevator Phone Number

Jan
18
Red elevator call button

Your building’s elevators must have up-to-code communications systems so occupants can make emergency calls. Locating your elevator phone number is vital in testing whether your system is up to code. Read on to learn how to find the phone number associated with your elevator to avoid fines, unhappy residents, and…


The Future of Vertical Transit: Advancements in Elevator Monitoring Systems for Predictive Maintenance

Nov
2
Elevator technician

With over 325 million people using elevators per day, it only makes sense that monitoring solutions continue advancing to improve the experience. Below, we discuss the latest elevator monitoring system advancements for predictive maintenance and reduced downtime. The Latest Trends in Elevator Monitoring The latest trends in elevator monitoring revolve…


Reducing Liability From an Elevator Emergency

Sep
19
Group in Elevator

If you own a building with elevators, you want to do everything possible to prevent an elevator emergency. A secure elevator system will help keep your tenants, clients, workers, or visitors safe. What if you follow all elevator maintenance recommendations to a T, but an emergency still occurs? You must…


Elevator Code: Elevator Safety Codes from IBC 2021

Sep
18
Elevator Shaft

The IBC (International Building Code) and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) recently introduced updated elevator code requirements. Specifically, emergency phones in new elevators should provide video and text communication to accommodate people with hearing and speech impairments. Learn more about the updated standards for elevator phones. Why Buildings Are…


Elevator Emergency Phone Requirements

Jul
2
Industrial elevator

Millions of elevators run without a hitch every day, but it only takes one malfunction to leave riders trapped until help arrives. At the end of 2019, the ASME A171.1 (CSA B44 in Canada) code introduced revisions to make elevators safer for riders. These changes also require elevator systems to…


Understanding the ASME Elevator Code Changes

Dec
20
Understanding the ASME Elevator Code Changes

The newly revised edition of the ASME Elevator Code has introduced sweeping changes in several areas. Here is a quick overview of the most important requirements you should be aware of and what steps to take to make your elevators ASME-compliant. What’s New in the ASME Elevator Code The twenty-second…


ASME Elevator Code Includes Video Monitoring Technology

Nov
16
Video Monitoring Technology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AMSE) is an organization of experts that creates safety codes for various mechanical devices, including passenger elevators, escalators, moving walks, and other equipment. Recently, an update to the ASME elevator code added several requirements to bring the code up to ADA standards, including: A…


New Elevator Code To Meet ADA Standards

Nov
1
New Elevator Code

Whether because of true stories or action movies, many people fear elevators and the possibility of becoming trapped inside one. According to the ASME elevator code, all elevators must have a call button to contact personnel in an emergency. Until recently, however, there was no requirement for communications that accommodate…


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