May 09, 2012
How to make any elevator an express to your floor
Can't wait to try this.
[via Kay (Leah) and theCHIVE]
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Certainly doesn't work on any lift I've tried it on in the UK.
Posted by: Skipweasel | May 10, 2012 5:40:28 PM
Me too. but there are going to be some pissed off peeps on the elevator with us!
Posted by: mikky | May 9, 2012 5:30:36 PM
It's also kind of rude.
Posted by: Nathan | May 9, 2012 1:18:51 PM
Growing up on the 12th floor of a pre-war Apartment Building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan gave this inquisitive kid way more knowledge of the inner workings of elevators than anybody but service people should know.
The express floor jump works for some elevators in certain buildings. Needless to say, if a pass card or security code has to be used to gain entry or select a floor, the only way that emergency staff can override is with a master key/pass.
Moreover, most buildings with modern elevators have: (1) video monitoring (block your key-press from the camera!); and, (2) automatic return to ground floor in the event of a security breach / fire or emergency.
Odds are that fewer than 50% of the elevators a person might encounter will respond to this trick.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | May 9, 2012 12:45:54 PM
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