The room (unit, suite, etc.) shall have an integrated, self-monitoring visual alerting system that complies with sections 9.0 to 9.5.3 and 4.28, 4.28.3 and a.4.28.4 of the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING AND FACILITIES (ADAAG), appendix to the US Department of Justice Regulations, Vol. 56, No. 144.
The system shall be a Room Valet Visual Alerting System, with a sufficient number of display panels that will allow the occupants of the room(s) to always be in visual contact with a display panel. One display panel shall be located in every room in the general living area and in each bathroom, powder room or rest room.
The Room Valet shall be connected to the central fire alarm system via an approved isolated relay with form "C" contacts such as the ESL-405 series or equivalent. This relay shall be provided, supervised, installed and maintained by the central alarm installer. The central alarm system shall also provide visual alerts maintained, controlled and powered from it. These visual alerts shall be located throughout the room in sufficient numbers and location to meet all codes and regulations.
The Room Valet shall connect to the in-room visual smoke/fire detector(s). The detector(s) shall be a Gentex 7109 series or equivalent and shall have a built-in Form "C" relay to which the Room Valet shall be connected. If the room configuration is such that more than one detector is required to meet all codes and regulations, then these devices shall be run in tandem for simultaneous activation. The connection to the Room Valet shall be from the closest detector to the central panel.
The Room Valet shall be connected to the phone service or system that specifically services the room. The interconnection shall be to the tip and ring wires. Should the phone system be of a design which is not compatible with the ring detect circuit of the Room Valet, then the supplier or installer of the telephone system shall provide either a dry contact closure or a proper interface to allow connection from phone system to the Room Valet's ring detect circuit.
The Room Valet shall be connected to a push button located at the outside of the entry door(s) servicing the room. The button shall be mounted on a single gang electrical plate which in turn shall mount to a single gang electrical box. The recommended location of the door button shall be at the latch side of the door at a height to comply with all codes. Do not use with self-illuminating style door bell buttons.
All interconnect wiring, to and from all signal sources, display panels and/or bed shaker locations, shall be 24 gauge, 4 pair solid twisted, category 6 or similar type wire. The wiring, conduit and boxes shall be provided and installed by the contractor and shall be run in accordance with local code. It is recommended that all runs be pulled through a conduit system.
All display panels shall be mounted on a wall and to a junction box to which its interconnect wire has been pulled. In the general living area, that box should not be mounted higher than 56.5" to its center, with a clear wall surface of 4" left and right and 8" below and above its center. In secondary living areas, such as the rest room, the junction box servicing that display panel shall be located so the panel will be clearly visible and the clear wall area of 4" left and right and 8" below and above center is maintained.
The area chosen for the central panel should be centered in the area to be serviced by the Room Valet system. It shall be in a discrete location such as a closet, under a vanity, etc. However it shall be easily accessible for the installer and maintenance personnel.
The termination of the output to the bed shaker(s) shall be a single gang electrical box located between, or adjacent to the beds in the room. The bed shaker output may share a phone system device opening if the configuration of the room allows. The bed shaker device output plate is available with a single bed shaker jack, double bed shaker jack, single bed shaker with RJII jack, or double bed shaker with RJII jack (specify plate configuration).
The flush style enclosure shall consist of two major components; one being an enclosure box, and the second an access panel/door and trim assembly. The enclosure box shall be located in the wall and be securely fastened to the framing. It shall be mounted approximately 60" to center from the floor and positioned so its leading edges will be flush with the finish wall surface. The approximate dimension of this box shall be 12.35" wide, 16.35" high, and 4" deep. All conduit containing switch legs and/or display wiring must be connected directly to the enclosure utilizing the knock outs provided; these runs shall hit the enclosure from the top or side. A four square "J" box shall be mounted inside the enclosure at its lower right hand corner to which a 110 VAC circuit shall be run to provide power for the Room Valet system. After the wall covering has been installed, the access panel/door and trim assembly shall be attached to the enclosure box. The approximate outside finished dimension will be 13.6" wide, 17.6" high and shall be self-trimming. The finish of this access panel/door shall be primer paint and be equipped with a cylinder cam lock.