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    ADA units with communication features

    Hello,

    This is something i found out in ADA standard for residential units.

    Residential Dwelling Unit Primary Entrance.
    Communication features shall be provided at the residential dwelling unit primary entrance complying with 809.5.5.

    809.5.5.1 Notification. A hard-wired electric doorbell shall be provided. A button or switch shall be provided outside the residential dwelling unit primary entrance. Activation of the button or switch shall initiate an audible tone and visible signal within the residential dwelling unit. Where visible doorbell signals are located in sleeping areas, they shall have controls to deactivate the signal.
    809.5.5.2 Identification. A means for visually identifying a visitor without opening the residential dwelling unit entry door shall be provided and shall allow for a minimum 180 degree range of view.
    Advisory 809.5.5.2 Identification. In doors, peepholes that include prisms clarify the image and should offer a wide-angle view of the hallway or exterior for both standing persons and wheelchair users. Such peepholes can be placed at a standard height and permit a view from several feet from the door.

    So does this mean that every ADA/UFAS unit should be provided with a hardwire doorbell and audible/visual device. And in addition to that we need to provide a means to identify the person standing outside the door? This makes sense but i havent seen them yet. Any thoughts?

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    looks like video doorbell systems are going to be needed..lol... glad I dont do any of those...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamjamma View Post
    looks like video doorbell systems are going to be needed..lol... glad I dont do any of those...
    This is a 2010 ADA standard but i am not sure if all the ADA/UFAS units after 2010 have these features?

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