Arrow Electronics Enables Nikko Group to Develop IoT-based Monitoring Device for Lifts

The access to real-time data enables better utilisation of lift maintenance resources and allows earlier detection of any malfunctions

Arrow Electronics, a global technology-solutions provider, announced that it has enabled Hong Kong-based lift services company Nikko Group, in incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technologies in an easy-to-deploy integrated solution that delivers real-time monitoring of data for crucial lift safety protection mechanism.

The monitoring device is powered by an integrated system with sensors, microprocessor, cloud-based data dashboard and LoRaWAN connectivity. The device can track the operational status of the Unintended Car Movement Protection (UCMP) device. The access to real-time data enables better utilisation of lift maintenance resources and allows earlier detection of any malfunctions of UCMP device which in turn help in improving safety standards.

UCMP is a safety device that activates emergency braking systems in order to prevent unintended lift car movements that can cause fatal injuries.

Embracing new technologies

Francis Lau, Director, Nikko Group, said, “For decades, lifts have modernised our lives by providing convenience and comfort that we have already taken for granted. However, with the rise of aging buildings and lifts in our community, it is time that we embrace new technologies, new components and new approaches to modernise our lift maintenance service.”

“Arrow has given us guidance on adopting innovative IoT technologies including wireless connectivity, sensors, system integration, and cloud-based data management. Their support has assisted us to overcome hardware design challenges, accelerate our solution development cycle and reduce our R&D cost,” Lau said.

Simon Yu, President – Asia-Pacific, Arrow, said, “We are keen to assist large enterprises and tech start-ups or any innovators and creators to embrace and deploy IoT and smart technologies for improving our homes, communities, and lives. We believe Arrow is equipped with the technology know-how and engineering resources that they need to stay focused on what they know and do best and make the future better, for all.”

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