Denver’s hottest home elevator companies are now trying to expand to the rest of the state.
In addition to elevators that are already available, the Colorado Department of Transportation has been developing a home elevator program.
The Denver Elevator Company, which operates elevators on city streets, said they will install a new system in 2016, which they expect will be more reliable.
They’re looking for homes with 3-foot ceilings and a height of at least 30 feet, which would be about 4 feet taller than Denver’s current elevators.
Colorado Elevator Association president Greg Williams said the new system would include more features that people are familiar with, like an integrated display that would give the home owner a visual record of the elevators current status.
Williams said that once the system is in place, elevators would be able to be used more frequently and would be more likely to return customers home safely.
He said that when customers are done using their elevators, they can call their local fire department for assistance.
He also said that the company would work with the city to improve safety protocols around home elevator use.
The city’s Elevator Control Center is currently working on a system that will have alarms on the door, so it’s not possible to enter a home without having a ticket.
Williams also said the company has started work on a mobile app that would allow residents to access their elevator when needed.
He added that the app will have an elevator button that will be on when an elevator is being used, so residents don’t have to reach down to open the door to get to the elevator.
The company has already installed a home service elevator on a house in Denver’s north end, and will also be installing an elevator on another home in the next few weeks.