Accessibility of Destination-Based Elevator Control Systems for People with Disabilities

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In the past few years, the technology is getting advanced day by day and it is very effective to make the lives much comfortable for the people. Today, the elevators are used very commonly in multi-storey residential and commercial buildings around the world. The elevator manufacturers are using innovative technologies to develop new elevator control systems. With these new control systems, they allow the passengers to reach the destination floor more easily and with more comfort. However, there is always a challenge for the manufacturers to create the right control system for the physically disabled people who use the lift car.

 

To assure the easy usability and accessibility of the modern lifts by the disabled passengers, destination-based elevator control systems are available at the present time. Nowadays, accessibility features are quite common in the modern Elevator services around the world. These systems are installed with a purpose to make the use of lifts much comfortable and easy for the physically challenged and disabled passengers.

 

Use of the destination based elevator control system:

Today, several elevator manufacturers are focusing on the advanced control system in the elevator where the lift will use destination-based dispatching technology. Basically, the controls of the elevator will know about the right destination of the person before the person entering into the elevator.When the car of lift will arrive, the passenger will directly enter into it and the lift will take the passenger to right destination floor without any kind of actions oruse of the buttons by the passenger.

 

To make it possible, to advanced input devices are used that will interface with the passenger. First of the devices will be a mechanical keypad as well as the speaker that will give the voice output. The second device will be a big touchscreen that will be used by the passengers who are on the wheelchair or who have very low vision. In this system, the software is optimised according to the requirement of the passenger as well as the design of the building.

 

  • When the passenger will press the accessibility function button in the lift on the keypad, there will be audible signals ask for the destination floor.
  • After that, the passenger will enter the destination floor on the keypad and the voice system will announce that the specific car is assigned for the floor and it will arrive in left or right direction.
  • When the passenger will enter into the lift car after the arrival of the car, the door will close after 30 seconds of entering of the passenger into it.
  • After that, the car will take the passenger to the destination floor without any kind of requirement of the controls inside the lift.

 

It is very beneficial and easy to use functionality where the physically disabled people will be able to use the Elevators without any kind of inconvenience and use of the controls inside the lift car. It is being installed in most of the modern Elevator design at the present time around the world.

The High Costs of Lift Maintenance

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Lifts can help people navigate floors without having to climb several flights of stairs. This doesn’t just help save time, but can also help the elderly or disabled individuals move through the property. Like all man-made installations, lifts require regular maintenance to function properly and last for a long time. Unfortunately, lift maintenance can be expensive and many service providers charge more than they should. If you want a reliable and honest service provider, get in touch with us at Innovative Lift Consulting for assistance.

 

Are You Paying Too Much For Lift Maintenance?

 

Most people aren’t aware of lift maintenance costs and pay whatever their service provider asks them to pay. Sometimes these costs add up and you’re forced to fork out several thousand dollars each year to keep your elevator functional. The cost of maintenance is often disproportionate to the quality of maintenance, which means you don’t get value for money.

 

Do Your Costs Escalate Annually At Higher Than CPI Rates?

 

Most service providers use strange formulas and arbitrary calculations to determine the annual cost increase. This means you end up paying higher than CPI rates every year and this just keeps increasing, with every passing year. Some clients end up paying twice the original contract amount by the end of a ten-year contract, which can be a substantial financial burden.

 

Are You Receiving The Service You Are Paying For?

 

The higher cost would be worth it if clients get the services they deserve. Most technicians are “autograph seekers” who don’t do much and just want the client’s signature to show they performed the required maintenance and should be paid for it. You don’t get the service you are paying for as most technicians just perform a cursory visual inspection and minor maintenance, which can have a long-term impact on your elevator’s condition as well.

 

Are You Getting A Fast Response To Breakdowns And Passenger Entrapments?

 

The biggest advantage of keeping a lift maintenance company on contract is an emergency response. You don’t need to hunt for good maintenance contractors every time an elevator has a breakdown or a passenger is trapped. Maintenance companies must respond immediately after a client’s call and reach their location in a reasonable amount of time. If the response isn’t quick and efficient, it’s time to consider other alternatives.

 

Does Your Contract Have Unreasonable Terms?

 

Standard elevator maintenance contracts have several unfavourable terms that can be a burden on clients. Many come with 90-day or similar termination notice requirements and automatically renew for a long contract tenure once the deadline has passed.

 

If you face these concerns and are looking for a reliable contractor to help maintain your elevators, we can help. Innovative Lift Consulting offers a unique, performance-based and owner-friendly maintenance contract. Our team will keep your lift functional at a reasonable cost. We also provide timely, efficient services so you don’t have to deal with uncertain response times and poor quality work.

 

If you want to know more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Innovative Lift Consulting. You can call 0417 784 245 or get in touch through our contact us form and we’ll be happy to help.