October 14, 2020

The Best Wheelchair Lift for the Home

Is it time for you to find a more permanent solution for safe access to your home?

Wheelchair lifts are a great solution to overcome obstacles outside the home, like stairs or elevated entrances. As experts in home accessibility, the engineers at EZ-ACCESS have designed the PASSPORT® Vertical Platform Lift to solve these accessibility issues. The PASSPORT is designed for safety, convenience, and durability. Check out some of the key features that make it the best wheelchair lift for the home.

large batteries for the PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift

 

Battery Powered  

The PASSPORT is fully battery-powered, making it the most convenient home access option during inconvenient times. For example, if the power to your house goes out, you never have to worry about being stranded outside! The PASSPORT can complete about 20 cycles at maximum capacity on battery power alone.

PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift being used inside of a garage

 

Indoor or Outdoor  

This wheelchair lift works outside the home or in the garage! Having the PASSPORT in the garage is the perfect option for regions of the United States that have severe winter storms. While you never have to worry about the lift not working due to a power outage, you also don’t have to sweep snow off the lift like you do with a ramp. Plus, this eliminates the discomfort of going from a heated car to the freezing cold outdoors just to get inside your home.

PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift being used for the front entrance of a home

 

Quiet and Smooth Ride  

No one wants a noisy access system that alerts the neighbors every time you enter or exit the home. The PASSPORT is designed to provide a quiet, smooth ride that is discreet and comfortable. The aluminum material is rust-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about the odd noises that come from years of using access solutions made of steel.

PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift outdoors with a wife helping her husband in his wheelchair with a child opening the door for them

 

Durable Aluminum Construction  

The PASSPORT is the lightest residential wheelchair lift on the market, weighing about 300 pounds lighter than comparable steel units. The all-aluminum construction also makes it one of the most durable solutions with a weight capacity of 750 lbs. As we mentioned above, aluminum is rust-resistant, so it won’t wear out no matter what kind of weather is common to your area. Our wheelchair lift is also designed with permanent extruded tread for a slip-resistant surface and added safety.

rendering of the various heights available for the PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift

 

Multiple Lifting Height Options  

Available in lifting heights from 44” to 168,” the PASSPORT can accommodate a wide range of entryway elevations. A few ways the PASSPORT is used for different entryway heights include:

 

  • Overcoming stairs
  • Overcoming multi-level front porches
  • Access to elevated garage door entrances

Close-up shot of the ETL Certification mark on the PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift

 

ETL certified  

The PASSPORT has been tested and approved by Intertek’s ETL (Electrical Testing Labs) certification program — a nationally accredited testing lab, assuring continued compliance with the applicable regulatory and safety standards throughout North America. The ETL Certification Mark is recognized and accepted proof of third-party inspection, testing, and certification. We take the extra steps to achieve this certification for the EZ-ACCESS wheelchair lift to ensure that the solution isn’t just convenient, but it’s also extremely safe for everyday use.

PASSPORT Vertical Platform Lift automotive style connectors

 

Plug-N-Play Wiring Technology  

The platform tower and gate are both prewired with automotive-style connectors that are waterproof and won’t corrode— just like the rest of this durable access solution. The prewiring means an electrician and/or electrical permits are generally not required (but we recommend checking your local ordinances), making this the preferred solution for installers. And an easy installation means a quick one! Once your EZ-ACCESS wheelchair lift is shipped to your home, a local expert can install the solution within a matter of hours.

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Our network of dealers is located all across the nation to make sure that every home has the right access solutions to keep you and your family safe.