I am sure you have seen youtube videos where enthusiasts have used keys and I know some of you own elevator keys. Yeah, it may seem cool to turn off a fan or get an elevator all to yourself. Let me say this, using keys unauthorized is NOT cool and may even be illegal depending on what you are doing. Did you know? Using a key with out permission to access a restricted floor or elevator is legally considered BREAKING AND ENTERING! Your key would be considered a burglary tool! That could get you into some serious trouble. ElevaTOURS stance on elevator keys is this: ABSOLUTELY NO unauthorized key use is acceptable. ElevaTOURS does NOT endorse or approve of ANY unauthorized key use, not limited to fan, light, independent service, fire service, or locked off floors.
If you own elevator keys, the only place they belong is in your collection. The only acceptable use of such keys is in your own elevator or panel, or in an elevator where the owner or manager gives you permission to do so (he/she must supervise you as well). The one exception to this rule is inspection mode as this would require access to the hoistway and cartop, even on your own elevator or one you have permission to use keys in, this should not be done as an elevator hoistway or car top should NEVER be accessed by anyone besides a trained technician. If you are curious about different elevator operating modes, talk to an elevator technician or representative of an elevator company. He or she would probably be happy to show or explain to you the different elevator operating modes.
ElevaTOURS is all about enjoying elevators however I can't stress enough: the ONLY way to enjoy an elevator is with SAFETY and COURTESY. We want our videos to show the world the right way to enjoy elevators. Keep riding those elevators safely and keep those cameras rolling. Oh yeah, Leave the keys at home. (Don't forget the car keys though :D)