Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What are the benefits of Destination Control?

We have all been into a building where there seems to be an excessively long wait for an elevator at the lobby. Most likely the building in question is not utilising a Destination Control system. Destination Control is a traffic management system for lift passengers that groups passengers and their destinations and then selects the most efficient lift car for their journey.  Destination Control can be installed in new buildings and significantly can also be applied to existing buildings too. The key benefits of installing a Destination Control system are listed below.
1. Waiting times are reduced. 
Waiting times can be reduced and the passenger experience improved. Crowded lobbies with passengers speculating on the arrival time of the next lift car can become a thing of the past.

2. Quicker journeys
People travelling to similar destinations share a lift and this results in quicker journeys across the board.  Your journey to the 18th floor is no longer delayed by passengers travelling only one or two floors, for example.

3.  Fewer stops
Intelligent grouping of the destinations means that each elevator journey will have fewer stops than a random approach would have and therefore the lift car can return to the ground floor or another floor if a shuttle system is being deployed.

4. Easy to operate
A Destination Control System is very easy to operate via a keypad in the lobby.

5. Can reduce the need for lift shafts by 25% 
Installing a Destination Control System can reduce the need for lift shafts by 25% in some cases. This could represent a huge financial saving for developers of new buildings and is a very good reason why lift specialists should be involved in the initial stages of commercial building design.

6. Energy Efficiency
Smarter use of elevators via a Destination Control system can result in greater energy efficiency in some cases. There will be more time when the lifts are not being used.

Dunbar & Boardman has extensive experience of Destination Control projects as you can see by clicking here

Would you like to install Destination Control in your building? Are you working on a project that would benefit from Destination Control? Please give us a call on T +44 (0)20 7739 5093 to discuss or send us an email via to start the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you. 


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