Elevator Hacking 101

Ever wanted to hack an elevator? Well, this isn’t really a “hack” as in “computer hack/crack” but its a pretty cool trick nonetheless. According to the guys over at TheDamnBlog.com here is how is works:

"The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if you're in a hurry or it's a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators require a key, others can be put into "Express" mode by pressing the "Door Close" and "Floor" buttons at the same time. This sweeps the car to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor. This seems to work on Most elevators that I have tried! Most elevators have the option for this to work, but on some of them the option is turned off by whoever runs them. This is a rather fun hack, so the next time you are on an elevator, give it a try, you have nothing to lose, And this concludes Hacking Elevators 101!"

It only works on the following elevators though:

  • Otis Elevators (All But The Ones Made In 1992)
  • Dover (Model Numbers: EL546 And ELOD862)
  • Most Desert Elevators(All, But Model Numbers ELD5433 And ELF3655)

Guess what??? Our very own elevators here at work are “Otis made” baby!

Otis Elevator Hack

Sorry for the crappy pic but its from my crappy cell phone. Anyway, try it, I did and it works!

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