POTs Replacement Guide for Elevators

Emergency Phone

Emergency Phone Line Replacement

Replacing a traditional Plain Old Telephone System (POTs) in elevators is a crucial safety measure that should not be taken lightly. Bongo Technologies works with companies to replace existing copper phone lines for elevator phone systems daily. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

  • Evaluate your current system: Check what type of elevator phone system you currently have in place. If it’s a POTs system, it’s time for a replacement.
  • Choose a new system: There are several options for elevator phone systems, including cellular and VoIP. Consider each system’s cost, reliability, and ease of use before making a decision.
  • Confirm compliance: Verify that your chosen system complies with local safety codes and regulations.
  • Select a vendor: Choose a reputable vendor with experience with elevator phone systems and can provide installation and maintenance services.
  • Schedule installation: Plan the installation during a time that minimizes disruption to building occupants and tenants.
  • Test the new system: Conduct a thorough test to ensure it functions properly and can effectively communicate with emergency services.
  • Update emergency plans: Review and update emergency plans to reflect the changes made to the elevator phone system.
  • Train staff and tenants: Train building staff and tenants on how to use the new system and what to expect during an emergency.
  • Schedule regular maintenance: Set up a regular maintenance schedule to keep the system in good working order and address any issues.
  • Monitor the system regularly to ensure it functions properly and meets all safety requirements.

Replacing a POTs system in elevators is an important safety measure. Choosing a reliable and compliant system and working with experienced vendors to ensure a smooth transition is essential. Bongo Technologies can help you find the right installation partner and help match you up with the best. 

Bongo Technologies Can

  • Help you find the right experienced installation partner.
  • Help you choose the best cellular provider.
    • FirstNet
    • AT&T
    • Verizon
  • Help you find the best elevator monitoring company.
  • Assist you with any questions or concerns about replacing POTs lines.
  • Help guide you through your local regulations and safety codes.