With the rapid development of our urban life, an increasing number of elevators are deployed in hotels, office buildings, apartments, and other high-rise buildings. While elevators bring convenience to people entering and leaving high-rise buildings, elevator failures occasionally cause casualties and economic loss, which provokes concerns.
How to effectively collect information about the safe operation of elevators has become a new topic in the elevator industry. It is also a top concern during the installation of every elevator.
Were there"eyes" constantly watching and sensing hidden dangers the first time before the elevator accident took place? Was there a sound prompting people to leave at once to minimize the tragedy when the accident took place?
While continuously exploring the elevator safety system, people realize that the application of the Internet of Things technology in the remote elevator monitoring system has long been a trend in the development of smart elevators.
To detect safety hazards of elevators in a timely manner and deal with elevator failures at the first time, an elevator monitoring "black box" equipped with Gosuncn IoT's ME3630 module has been put into use in many cities across China. This project was widely recognized by all sectors of the community right at its release. This is not only a major step forward in the safety assurance of urban elevators but also an important attempt in the construction of a smart city.
Different from conventional elevators that implement "simple and rough" monitoring depending on cameras, this black box can collect and transmit elevator data by using sensors, and report the operating status of the elevator in real time. This enables technicians to perform troubleshooting and maintenance based on abnormal conditions in a timely manner. In addition, it can receiver elevator failure alarms in the first place. A dozen of elevator failures can generate the alarms, for example, failures to open, ceaseless landing, ceaseless arising, and speeding.
When an exception occurs in the elevator, the black box can notify the property office and the duty room at the same time for emergency rescue and repair, without needing technicians to rush to the field. The system can also comfort and divert the trapped people through a voice so that the trapped people can effectively cooperate with the rescue.
However, the elevator has relatively confined space. When no network signal is received, the sensor cannot trigger any alarm, regardless of its sensitivity. In this regard, Gosuncn IoT's ME3630 module has its unique technical advantages. It supports seven standards and full frequencies, which ensures signal stability even in a confined space.
In addition to wider network coverage, the elevator monitoring system also has higher requirements for the radio frequency of the module. Since the elevator environment is rather special, a communication module needs to be power-saving, easy to configure, always online, and accessible to multiple data channels and APNs. Furthermore, reliable data transmission is required at minimal costs. Through repeated RF optimization and verification, ME3630 ultimately gains recognition and is widely used in the elevator information collection field due to its features such as low drop rate, low power consumption, high signal intensity.
Certainly, once an elevator accident occurs, a monitoring system cannot guarantee that the elevator is absolutely safe, even with its optimal performance. The investigation shows that the tragedies in many elevator accidents are not only related to the technical bugs in the elevator but also resulted from the lack of self-protection awareness and escape the knowledge of the trapped people.
How can we protect ourselves when the elevator fails? The following experiences are for your reference:
First, calm down. Don't be nervous or panic. View whether there is an alarm button or a telephone number of elevator staff in the elevator.
If the alarm button fails and there is no signal in the elevator, you can knock on the left and right walls of the elevator to make a sound, thus sending help requests to the outside. Then, wait for rescue. Do not forcibly open the elevator door, which is rather dangerous. Keep away from the elevator door. Wait for professional staff.
In the event of abrupt landing, press all the floor buttons. If there is a handle in the elevator, hold the handle tightly, and keep your entire back in line with the head in close contact with the interior wall of the elevator. Always bend the knees.
* ME3630 supports abundant interfaces and is easy to debug.
* RF performance is excellent even in the confined elevator space.
* Seven standards and full frequencies ensure the highest stability of network signals in the confined elevator space.