Great Invention

Elisha G. Otis, an American industrialist and inventor, created his "safety elevator" during 1852-1854 while living in Yonkers, NY. This device had a novel safety brake that prevented an elevator from falling even if its rope broke. This innovation changed not only building design, it changed the world.


Here you find a collection of useful links to resources pertaining to elevators and other access and security solutions for your home, vehicle, office or commercial building.

10 Great Places to Ride a Unique Elevator

Accessibility Laws and Regulations - Residential

Construction Directory

Education for the Information Age - History and Types of Elevators

Elevators Safety Law - Maryland

Family Home Plans

How Elevators Work

HVAC Contractor Quotes

United States Department of Labor

Wikipedia - Elevator