Shining A Light On The Most-Important Stairlift Features

Since they were initially rolled out, stairlifts have come on leaps-and-bounds in terms of the way in which they are designed. The internal mechanisms are simple-yet-effective, and the style aspect of these units has been upgraded beyond belief. Despite all of the recent changes, however, there are still certain aspects which remain essential. If you are a disabled person that is entertaining the possibility of buying one of these in the near-future, we recommend that you take note of Vimec’s thoughts that can be found down below.

Remote Control

Initially, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a mistake; after all, the vast majority of stairlifts that can currently be found on the market are equipped with easy-to-use joysticks. However, if you and your partner are both planning on making-use of the stairlifts, you will need to have a remote control at your disposal. This is incredibly important, as it can ensure that neither one of you are left stranded, without being able to gain access to your much-needed stairlift.  

Locking Key

If you are planning on entertaining on a regular basis, you may wish to look at investing in a locking key. This, for those of you that didn’t already know, is meant to completely immobilise the stairlift whilst you are not using it. Whilst you might argue that your friends and family members should know better, the same cannot be said for young children. One of the best ways in which to prevent them from fooling around on your straight or curved staircase is to fit one of these nifty devices. 

Power Pack

Some people may refer to this as a detachable battery; others will think of it as a power pack. No matter the name that you know it by, what cannot be disputed is the impact that a supplementary power supply can have. If your local area is prone to blackouts, the importance of this is heightened significantly. As you may have guessed, the main reason to purchase a power pack is so that the drive system remains operative even if the mains electric supply fails. During emergencies, you will be incredibly grateful that you sought out one of these units.


Although perhaps not the most jazzy and talked-about feature that is attached to a stairlift, the seatbelt is nevertheless an integral part of the unit as a whole. After-all, without this you are at risk of falling when the stairlift is in operation, a scenario that we are sure you would like to try and avoid at all-costs. In terms of its design, it is rather simple; however, this does not have an impact on the effectiveness that it can have when deployed. For those of you that don’t want to end up at the bottom of the stairs, we argue that you should not take this for granted. 

Our Services Explained

Whether you are buying a straight stairlift with a guide rail, or you need to acquire a unit that can navigate a curved type of staircase, you can be certain of one thing. When you choose to do business with Vimec, you are guaranteeing yourself an outcome that is first-class in quality. We have made a name for ourselves as being a retailer that can handle any project that comes our way, and there is no-sign of this coming to an end anytime soon. In order to prevent disappointment, we advocate that you reach out to us if you wish to discuss our capabilities in further details. If you call 01264 939930, you can ask any questions that you might have about, for instance, curved stairlifts or different rail options.

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