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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…


Who Answers Elevator Emergency Phone Calls?

Apr
8
who answers elevator emergency phone

You’re stuck inside an elevator, so you click the emergency call button, but what happens next? Who, if anyone, will answer? Learning the protocol for elevator distress calls is vital to keep your elevators up to code. A code-compliant, feature-rich elevator answering service connects occupants with highly trained professionals ready…


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…


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,…


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…


How Do Elevator Call Buttons Work?

Feb
2
External Glass Elevator

Have you ever wondered how elevator call buttons work? You press the button and wait for help to arrive, but have you ever considered what happens behind the scenes? At ELEVATE Monitoring, elevator monitoring is our business, and we are here to shed some light on how elevator emergency call…


How Do Elevator Phones Work?

Jan
23

Elevator phones, also known as emergency phones, are a critical safety feature in many buildings. They allow people to call for help in case of an emergency, such as a power outage or a medical emergency. What is an Elevator Phone? An elevator phone is a type of telephone that…


Elevator Phone Monitoring: Meeting Emergency Requirements

Jan
23

Elevators are an essential part of modern buildings, providing an easy and convenient way for people to move between floors. However, as with any mechanical system, elevators can sometimes experience malfunctions or breakdowns, leaving passengers stuck inside. In these situations, it is crucial that passengers have a way to call…


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…


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