Elevator “Hacking”

Are you ever in a hurry when on a elevator, but end up stopping on every floor on the way to your floor? Well supposedly there’s a way to put the elevator in “express” mode without using a key.

I have NOT tried it, so I dunno if it’s true or not. You might want to check this thread on my forum though to see if anyone else got it to work.

The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if you’re in a hurry or it’s a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators require a key, others can be put into “Express” mode by pressing the “Door Close” and “Floor” buttons at the same time. This sweeps the car to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor. This seems to work on Most elevators that I have tried! Most elevators have the option for this to work,
but on some of them the option is turned off by whoever runs them. This is a rather fun hack, so the next time you are on an elevator, give it a try, you have nothing to lose, And this concludes Hacking Elevators 101!

Elevators that have been tested and worked on:

  • Otis Elevators (All But The Ones Made In 1992),
  • Dover (Model Numbers: EL546 And ELOD862),
  • And Most Desert Elevators (All, But Model Numbers ELD5433 And ELF3655)

Taken from: http://thedamnblog.com/index.php?y=2005&m=07&d=31