In your home a doorless lift is safer and more convenient than a lift with doors. Safer because you can’t ever get trapped inside and more convenient, because you don’t have to fuss with opening or closing the door. This is a big advantage to those with limited mobility. Let’s face it, you are only travelling 2 meters and it is a controlled environment.
Like all machinery there are precautions you need to take when using a doorless lift and the RESiLIFT® has many features to make it easy for you to operate it safely.
Advantages to a doorless entrance
- Maximum accessibility: RESiLIFT® was specifically designed for people with limited mobility. It hard to appreciate the inconvenience of a door when you can easily run up the stairs. But when you have bad knees, a walking frame or need to carry something awkward having a door just impedes your transfer unnecessarily. If you have electronic doors, then by the time you have waited for the lift to come, the doors to open, close and open again you have doubled the time taken to travel. If you have a manual door you need a free hand to operate them. Many homes do not have the extra room for the doors so this could mean the difference of not being able to have a lift and continuing to use old, often quite dangerous stairs.
- Greater reliability: Elevator doors are creditted with causing up to 90% of break downs. Apart from the cost of having to call a service person to your home, if there is any issue with the door, such as misalignment, the lift will not operate until it is fixed. When you rely heavily on your lift to get around your home this could be more than inconvenient.
By removing the door, we have removed the number one cause of expensive maintenance calls. Having doors has allowed the lift industry to force people into expensive maintenance contracts. Whereas the RESiLIFT® is almost maintenance free.
- Improves safety: There is also NO possibility of becoming trapped inside a RESiLIFT®. Unlike a lift in the city where there are people around if you get stuck when you use your lift at home, there may be no one else around. If the power goes off when using a RESiLIFT®, you can easily evacuate using the lowering device and step out of the lift and continue your day. If you are stuck behind a door, you will also need a phone and the person you call will need to get to your house and get into your house. When someone collapses in a lift with a door, it can be quite difficult to get the door open in order to get them out.
For some people the thought of a doorless lift is a different paradigm but customers with moblity issues and claustrophobia continually praise this invention. Remember, the lift is only travelling 1 meter before starting to become enclosed. When your feet are more than one meter off the ground the safety shield (which is attached to the ceiling of the lower level) provides a barrier in front of you.
The RESiLIFT® requires competent operator and continuous pressure. So if you stop pressing the button it will not move. There is a hand rail to hold near the control panel. And if you have any concerns about people misusing the lift, then you can lock it out by removing the key.
Aesthetics: Some customers are concerned about people seeing their lift. Where the lift is installed in a new home or near the entry, customers often choose to have an internal cavity slider so that when they have guests, they can hide it away but still have the advantage of a doorless lift when the guests are gone. Many customers love the extra space that is visually around their RESiLIFT® and some even use the walls behind the lift to create a gallery.
By not having a door the versatility of where a RESiLIFT® can be positioned is maximised. This is very important when trying to find a suitable location in an existing home. Sometimes the only place that there is alignment from lower level to upper level may mean that the lift is going to be in front of a window and a door would just add more bulk.