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People who live in urban areas know how long it takes waiting for the elevators to arrive. Installing smart elevators reduces their waiting and traveling time as it cuts down unnecessary stops.
Smart elevators are designed with the same basic purpose that is moving people between floors. However, in smart elevators people do not have to push a button to go up or down. Instead, they select the floor they want to go to after which they are directed to the elevator that will take them to their destination floor without any unnecessary stops.
The manufacturers of smart elevators say that they are faster, more energy efficient, and easier to use as compared to traditional elevators.
Increasing Trend of Smart Elevators
It is anticipated that the installation of smart elevators will considerably increase over the next ten years. According to a study, the annual growth rate from 2015 to 2025 of smart elevators installations is expected to be 16.2 percent.
Developments in semiconductor systems and other modules of vertical transportation are considered to be the major drivers behind this expected rise in smart elevators installation.
Other factors that are contributing to the increasing trend of smart elevators are their improved security system, destination dispatch systems, energy efficient performance, and features such as access control, biometrics, and touchscreens.
How Smart Elevators Work?
A keypad podium (or keycard swipe) is fitted in the building’s lobby where the passenger either manually enter their destination floor or swipe their security keycard. After entering the floor or swiping the card, the smart system assigns the passengers to an elevator care. For example, the people going to 15th, 16th, and 17th floor are grouped together in an elevator, so in this case the elevator would not stop at each floor to drop only a single passenger. By avoiding unnecessary stops, smart elevators reduce the moving time of people.
Additionally, as smart elevators use keypads or keycard swipe system, they do not have buttons that people can click any time to change their destination floor. These elevators already know which floor you’re going to before you board because of the keypad or keycard system. Smart elevators also constantly monitor the weight distribution among elevator cabs. So if a cab is full and does not have more load capacity, it will not stop at more floors.
Smart Elevator Benefits for Your Business
While these elevators are more expensive and difficult to install as compared to traditional elevators, they also offer more benefits and are more efficient.
By reducing unnecessary trips, these elevators do not take extra burden which in turn leads to increased durability of elevators and their components. Moreover, smart elevators monitor the working of each individual component and help in proactively taking maintenance measures. By doing so, they save the money and time on repairs in case of major damages.
Another benefit for your organization is that your employees don’t have to wait for long hours for the elevator to come and take them to their destination floor. This saved time will lead to increases in productivity.
Smart Elevator Benefits for Passengers
In addition to the obvious benefits of smart elevators like fewer stops and reduced waiting time, there are many other benefits for the passengers that should be considered. These elevators add to the convenience of passengers in every way possible. For example, smart elevators can store the data of a particular person’s traveling habits and repeat them. They can identify disabled or elderly people from their keycards and the elevator doors can be held for a longer time for them.
Installing a smart elevator ensures you that your passengers’ needs are met and they’re conveniently traveling every time they enter the building.
Smart elevators are not a luxury anymore, they’re more of a necessity now. As the population is increasing and the buildings are becoming bigger and taller than ever, the need for more efficient, fast, and convenient elevators is rising significantly. Smart elevators are the best and the only solution to meet these needs. When the passengers are satisfied and happy, and the building owners are sure that their elevators are working efficiently and safely, it’s a win-win case.