Remote Alarm Systems - A New European Approach

Gerhard Thumm

Monday 1st May 2000

More people than we might be aware of are afraid of using a lift, as they imagine to be trapped in the lift car. The new European directive has addressed this item and is asking as a new general safety requirement for a so-called "two way communication system allowing permanent contact with a rescue service". The paper highlights the actual status of the European standardization work in this field and introduces a typical system of TELESERVICE not only handling the alarm situation of trapped people but allowing an overall remote service of a lift installation.

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