Are Indoor Home Elevators Safe?

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Indoor home elevators allow safe and comfortable access for users to different floors in a multistoried residential building. These are a great support to the elderly and physically challenged family members, giving them more independence and enabling them to lead a normal life. Besides transporting people from one floor to another, these residential elevators can also be used to move furniture, laundry, groceries, and several other goods between floors.

Installing compact and elegant models of indoor home elevators ensures benefits such as:

  • Prevents slips and falls that can occur on stairs
  • Adds value of your property
  • Helps to move heavy objects and grocery from floor-to floor
  • Saves time
  • Enhances the style and décor of your residence

Indoor elevators are available in a wide range of designs, car sizes, cabin and wall panel finishes, technical specifications and features. These residential elevators can be customized to blend with your home's decor.

In order to ensure safe and comfortable functioning, indoor home elevators are equipped with safety features such as:

  • Backup power facility
  • Under-platform sensors
  • A manual system in case of a mechanica malfunction or power outage
  • An emergency telephone or communication system is installed in the cabin of home elevators, which allows the user to contact people in case of an emergency
  • Locked power cabinets
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Car gate safety switch
  • Alarms
  • Fully automatic operation
  • Digital display in car operating panel
  • Safety sensors
  • Handrails to provide more convenience for individuals with limited mobility to move in or out of home elevators. The handrails are attached to the wall at a reasonable height.
  • Emergency stop buttons
  • Emergency lighting: Some home elevators come with an automatic emergency lighting system that will switch on in case of a power failure.
  • Open door sensor
  • Key lock to prevent unauthorized access
  • In-cab alarms: There is an alarm system installed in the cabin, which can be used in case of emergency.

Leading manufacturers such as ThyssenKrupp Access, Savaria and Federal Elevator provide reliable models of home elevators that suit your various indoor requirements. Each model comes with various safety and technical features and options. When buying elevators for the home, make sure that they have the following features:

  • Easy to maintain
  • Quiet operation
  • Space saving
  • Safe with all required operational features
  • User-friendly functionalities
  • Durable
  • Exactly suits your indoors
  • Long lasting
  • Trouble free use
  • Flexible for use in different residential settings
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This article was published on 2011/05/26