Home lifts are designed using leading technology and innovative design. Some are a discrete and elegant addition to the home, working seamlessly with any décor including smooth operation and an almost soundless mechanism. These home lifts are beautifully made and comfortable to use, making navigating the entire home a breeze so that users can live their life to the fullest.

At Home Lift Experts we offer consultation on a range of domestic lifts that are the best available on the market. One of the questions we frequently get asked about is the safety features of a home lift. The team are passionate about safety and only recommend home lifts that meet our safety standards and are compliant with the relevant legislation.

Although most domestic lifts include an extensive range of safety features integrated into the state-of-the-art models, there are some features that should be included as standard. Here the team look at top five safety elements based on the Stiltz and Lifton home lift models.

  1. Sensors
    When the home lift is in the downstairs position there is a safety lid plug (fully weight bearing so that it can be walked upon) which makes the lift completely disappear. This means that objects or people can be in the way when someone wants to use the lift.

To make this safe, there are sensors in the top and bottom of the domestic lift to ensure that it cannot be used if there is an object in its path. The lift can intelligently detect objects in its way and will not operate, or if the obstruction occurs once the lift is in operation it will immediately stop.

Home lifts are built to carry greater weight than should be required by any domestic lift. However, if the weight limit is breached there is a weight limit sensor that will stop the lift from operating. There are also sensors in the entrance way and to prevent uneven weight bearing.

  1. Power Back-Up

All home lifts should be energy efficient, requiring an ordinary domestic plug to operate. However, in the unlikely event of a power cut whilst someone is in the lift all domestic lifts must have a battery powered back up so that the lift safely descends to the ground floor without

losing power. The user can travel in their lift confident that a power cut will not stop the home lift from operating.

  1. Controls
    Home lifts operate by pressing and holding a simple hold-to-run control button. By having to maintain pressure on the control button the user has complete control over the operation of the lift and can stop its movement by releasing the button.

There is also an emergency stop button which is clearly accessible to the lift user in case of an emergency. Should the occupant need to manually override and turn off the domestic lift, there is a key switch operation. This feature is mostly used when going away but can be used to turn off the elevator when inquisitive small children are around, and the owner does not want them using the lift.

  1. Fall arrest mechanism
    These home lifts have the all-important fall arrest mechanism which means that in the highly unlikely scenario that the cables that operate the lift become loose or slacken, the lifts have an emergency break mechanism meaning that a fall would be impossible.
  2. After sales support

All domestic lifts recommended by Home Lift Experts include 24/7 customer support.