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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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Emergencies and Residential Elevators

safety coming first when it comes to emergencies

Our customers’ safety is our number one concern and we’re more than prepared to handle any emergencies that may take place

Emergencies happen sometimes. They are inevitable. However, with a residential elevator, you can feel safe, even in the case of an emergency. Residential elevators have code-compliant safety features so that you can rest easy, knowing that a home elevator is a safe and sound investment. We hope that you don’t experience a power outage, a fire, or a flood any time soon, but would like to illustrate just how safe residential elevators are and what actions you can take in the case of an emergency. 

Top Safety Features for Residential Elevators

Inclinator and Cambridge Elevator has a long list of standard safety features that come with their residential elevators. We’ll focus on the ones that we think will benefit you the most, especially in the case of a power outage. Here they are:

Backup Batteries

Power outages, unfortunately, can be quite frequent, depending on where you live. A power outage is not necessarily a life or death situation. Still, the idea of being stuck in an elevator without power is an idea that concerns people, and rightfully so. The possibility of being stuck in a residential elevator during a power outage is a myth that we’d like to debunk. Inclinator and Cambridge Elevating home elevators come with a backup battery that lowers the elevator cab to its lowest designated landing and opens the elevator doors. If a power failure happens, you will be able to get out with no issues.

Alarms and Lighting

Alarm bells and emergency lighting are also other standard safety features that Inclinator and Cambridge Elevating provides. If you need help during an outage, you can activate the alarm so that others can find you faster. This tip doesn’t apply to a fire emergency. In this case, you should leave your home as soon as you can and never use an elevator to escape a fire.

Cab Phones

Although most people keep their cellphones close, it’s still comforting to have the option of adding a phone to your home elevator. Having a  phone added is one of the many ways that you can customize a home elevator. Inclinator offers add-on flush-mounted speakerphones with a manual-keypad that allows you to have a two-way conversation. If your cellphone dies and you don’t have a landline, then this is a safe way to get in contact with 911, us, family, or friends. 

If you experience a flood, even with minimal water damage, call us to ensure that your home elevator is working as it should. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867