Improving safety

Improving safety

Safety is always a primary focus for us both when manufacturing and maintaining equipment. We strive to ensure passenger safety in all circumstances and to keep equipment running reliably. Safety requirements and safety technologies are constantly evolving, and our upgrades let you improve the safety levels of your existing equipment.

↓ For Elevators

↓ For Escalators

For elevators

For Elevators

Curtain of light for car doors

A complete curtain of light that is easy to install to existing elevator car doors.

Customer Benefits

  • Increases passenger safety.
  • Increases passenger comfort.
  • Increases reliability.


  • Compatible with KONE AMD operator (plug & play) and with all other operators equipped with power supply unit.
  • Not dependent of door height.
  • Flexible fixing interface ensures easy installation.

For Escalators

Whether it's a complete upgrade or partial upgrade, KONE offers safety enhancements for your escalators.

  • KONE EcoStart™ energy performance control saves up to 40% in energy costs, extends motor life, and provides a smooth start.
  • KONE Avert™ skirt deflector brushes encourage safe escalator use by providing a subtle indicator to passengers riding near the step’s edge.
  • Escalator step/skirt performance index - The latest ASME code specifies a new standard for new and existing escalators. Your KONE representative can assess your escalators and work with you to achieve code compliance.

Various important safety code requirements have been added in recent years, including:

  • Missing Step Device - Designed to detect a missing step. When a missing step is detected, power to the motor is turned off and the brake is activated to stop the escalator.
  • Step Level Device - Designed to detect a step that is about to enter the comb area at a "lower elevation" than the combplate. If a "low step" is detected, the escalator motor power is interrupted and the brake is activated to stop the escalator.
  • Comb Impact Device - Designed to detect combplate movement in either the horizontal or vertical direction. When activated, this device is designed to shut the motor power off and activate the brake.
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