In the past couple of months, we worked with some of the suppliers of lifts in Malta on an interesting project. We were tasked to devise a solution that monitors the alarm system installed in lifts. Our goal is to be able to check these systems regularly so that in case of an emergency, you will be able to contact someone to help.
Despite European and local legistlation, we noticed very little appetite for the monitoring of these systems according to the law. And at the time of writing, even less appetite for enforcement.
The data we have gathered while working on this project was quite an eye opener. We have a substantial number of lifts in Malta with alarm systems that have not been checked in ages. Hopefully we won’t have to wait until someone gets hurt before this is taken seriously.