Residential Elevator Phone Systems & The Importance
A residential elevator must always have an active phone that is checked for operation on a normal basis. It is required by elevator code to provide for a means of two-way communication from the cab interior. An elevator phone can be as simple as the basic wall-mount model shown here. If you want something with a smooth design and tucked out of the way there are also models that can be recessed into a cabinet in the elevator wall and even cellular versions.
The most practical models are now built into the car operating panel and typically ordered when the elevator is installed. The system is tied into an existing phone line and does not require a separate dedicated line for residential applications. While more expensive, phones can always be retrofitted and if for some reason you don’t have one installed you should have it done immediately. There are several providers for this type of phone, one that we have used over the years that has worked well is manufactured by a company called Rath Microtech. For information on cellular systems check out MyLinkLine Communications.