20 May The Importance of Having an Elevator Telephone Service
If you’re a building manager, your number one priority will be to keep the people who use said building on a daily basis safe. This involves performing regular maintenance tasks and ensuring that all necessary safety precautions are being taken.
One area that’s sometimes overlooked is the elevator. Elevators should be clean, well maintained, and fitted with the latest safety features. Unfortunately, in many buildings, this is not the case.
Incidents involving elevators and escalators kill around 30 people and injure about 17,000 people each year in the US alone. This is only one reason having an elevator telephone service is so important. To learn more, read on now.
Keep Your Tenants Happy
Whether you’re operating a residential or commercial building, you need tenants to turn a profit. So of course you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep your tenants satisfied. It might seem like something small, but the presence of an elevator telephone and cab view will put people’s minds at ease.
Getting trapped in an elevator is a very real fear for many people. Some people are claustrophobic and some people are even specifically fearful of elevators themselves.
This might seem silly, but not when you consider the fact that a New York man was once trapped in an elevator for over 40 hours. The elevator had an alarm but with nobody there to hear it, it was rendered useless. With technology like CabView, a monitoring company can see into the elevator when the telephone is used, meaning your tenants can alert somebody right away if they’re trapped.
Keep in Compliance With the Law
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not an elevator phone installation is necessary for your building, take note, because this might change your mind. In many states, it’s now the law. In the state of Colorado, for example, a new code states that buildings must now have CabView in their elevators.
This is intended as an elevator safety feature, and it’s an important one. Not only will it allow people who become trapped to speak with a dispatch center right away, but it can also be a life-saving feature if someone is being assaulted or attacked in an elevator. It can also be instrumental in identifying suspects of crimes.
This new code was introduced in January 2022, so if you’re planning on modernizing your current elevator system or installing a new one, you’ve got to have the proper devices included. You also need to make sure you’ve got a dispatch center on the other end. Peak Elevator is partnered with KINGS III, an expert in emergency communications.
Install Your Elevator Telephone Service Today
Having CabView and an elevator telephone service in your building just makes sense. Especially if you’re in an area where it’s mandated.
If you’d like to discuss your options for installation, we’d be happy to talk you through them. Get in touch with a member of our team today.