Maintaining your equipment is the critical component to providing the life-cycle of your elevator. This is where the value of retaining a professional elevator consultant can prove to be invaluable for an elevator owner. In addition to the Maintenance Review services that we provide, we can provide an in-depth performance-based maintenance contract specification for your vertical transport equipment including; elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, automated conveyors, material lifts, etc.
Elevator Maintenance Checklist
Have you ever wondered what an elevator mechanic is doing while servicing your elevator? Here is an insider’s look at the steps that most elevator companies use in their inspections. These are general guidelines. The steps the elevator mechanic takes during an inspection can get much more involved.
Inside the Car:
- Examine the interior of the elevator car for damage to the walls, ceiling, and handrails.
- Examine the position indicator lights and replace any burned out lights.
- Operate the elevator going up and down and check the leveling accuracy, acceleration, and deceleration. Make any adjustments deemed necessary.
- Check to make sure that the door moves smoothly and does not slam or bounce.
- Make sure the door restrictor operates properly and make any necessary repairs.
Outside the Car:
- Check the hall stations and lights and replace any burned out lights.
- Inspect the door panel and clearances.
- Test the Phase 1 firefighters’ service.
- Make sure the machine room does not contain any material unrelated to the elevator.
- Check components for leaks, unusual vibration, or wear.
- Inspect electrical components for evidence of overheating or failure.
- Lubricate components, if necessary.
- Check the oil level.
- Make any necessary adjustments or schedule follow-up service.
Top of Car:
- Check that the stop switch and inspection station function properly.
- Remove any debris from the top of the car.
- Inspect any visible components, including rollers, guide rails, and leveling devices.
- Check the traveling cables for wear and inspect connections.
- Inspect the door operator and its components.
- Check the hoistway for evidence of rodents, fire safety, and vandalism.
- Make sure that the stop switch, lights, and GFI outlet function properly.
- Clean the pit and check for signs of leaks.
- Inspect the spring buffers for signs of corrosion, alignment, and secure attachment.
- Inspect all visible components, including rollers, guide rails, safeties, and switches.
- Check the travel cable for wear, pinches, and snags.
- Make sure the sump pump is clean and operating correctly.
The elevator mechanic must fill out a log and note any observations, problems, and recommendations.
Why do I need a CCTV Maintenance contract?
A CCTV Maintenance contract is provided to those with fully functional systems in place. If your system is currently faulty, please contact us first so that this can be discussed prior to your maintenance plan commencing.
We have seen in many occasions where we have been called to a faulty system, unfortunately, the fault has been found after a crime has been committed and the user wanted to view the footage, even worse than that is that the Police have requested the evidence and they were not able to provide it.
All modern Digital IP security cameras feature user-upgradeable firmware. If a security vulnerability is found, Hikvision will often fix the vulnerability by issuing a firmware update. As part of our maintenance plans, we ensure that your cameras and recorders are always running the latest, most safe and stable firmware.
Peace of Mind
You have wisely invested in a security system to protect your family, home, and possessions. In order to ensure that your system will deliver the protection at all times, it is important to keep it in good working order. If a fault occurred within your system that went undetected and allowed a burglary or break-in to go undeterred, the heartbreak of this can be very traumatic for you and your family.
Regular servicing will also ensure the maximum component life and result in lower system downtime. You will also save money by avoiding non-contracted hourly rates.
Current industry standards including EN Standards, NACOSS, the Police, the Data Protection Act and Health and Safety Act all require that security systems that fall within their remit are covered under a formal maintenance agreement.
Your insurance company will usually require you to regularly maintain your security system. If you have not arranged appropriate cover your insurance claims may be invalid. In addition, all security systems that are Police calling or financed under a Lease Agreement must have a current service and maintenance contract.
What is included in the maintenance contract?
All of our service contracts have been carefully created to provide you with peace of mind whilst also allowing an additional 12 months service and support. During the maintenance contract, we will visit your property once every 12 months to carry out routine preventative maintenance in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
The Details are as follows:
Visual inspection of all major system components, check for damage or deterioration.
Inspect all camera pictures for optimal image quality.
Clean all camera lenses and housing glasses.
Apply Rain-X – Water-repelling film.
Apple SipderEx – Spider repelling solution.
Check all lens field of views and adjustments if required.
Check time and date settings in equipment and update the settings as appropriate
Perform video and audio signal calibration test.
Verify recorded playback quality is satisfactory.
Test remote signaling equipment functionality, where applicable.
Carry out a video transmission test to remote sites, Where applicable.
Carry out DVR / NVR recording tests.
Carry out a video calibration test on all connected monitors.
Perform remote connection test using an external broadband source.
Ensure remote viewing applications are up to date on all devices.
Apply firmware update to NVR / DVR (where required)
Apply firmware update to IP Cameras (where required)
Return the system to normal operational status.
All test results are logged for future preventative maintenance.