Are you a hotel manager looking for the best ADA doorbells for your hotel rooms? If YES, here are the best and most efficient ADA doorbells to buy. According to reports, about 25 percent of U.S. adults — 61 million — have a disability that affects major life activities.

Also, nearly 14 percent of those (one in seven U.S. adults) are mobility impaired. And those 65 and older are six times more likely to have some form of disability. The ADA was meant to ensure these people with disabilities have equal opportunities and benefit in ways that affect quality of life, including public and commercial accommodations, which encompasses hotel lodging.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodation, transportation and telecommunications.

The ADA defines an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such impairment.

ADA hotel regulations are known to cover several main aspects: the minimum required number of disability-accessible rooms — ranging from one to 20 per property —based on a hotel’s total number of rooms; minimum widths of hallways, ramps, room entries and bathroom doorways; shower and toilet accommodations (grab bars, roll-in showers, minimum space to allow manoeuvring of wheelchairs) and communication equipment for people with hearing and vision impairments.

A roll-in shower is one with a tile floor that’s flush with the bathroom floor; it doesn’t require guests to step into a tub to shower and doesn’t have a raised lip that could be problematic for someone in a wheelchair. A hotel room will need an alerting device if someone is at the door.

Either a wireless doorbell that fits on a bracket that slides over the edge of the door or a wireless door knocker sensor that also fits on a similar bracket. In a hotel setting, when someone presses the doorbell or knocks on the door, a wireless signal is meant to be sent to the bedside receiver which activates.

Besides the lamp flashing and the bed shaking, you can see an indicator lamp on the receiver telling you which device is going off. At a time when so many people are caring for elderly relatives or other family members with disabilities, hotels must provide the legally required services families need. Here are the best types of ADA doorbells for hotels;

What are the Best Types of ADA Doorbell for Hotel in 2021?

  1. Heath/Zenith SL-7744-02 Affordable Wireless Doorbell Strobe Chime

You can easily install the battery into the push button, plug the receiver into a convenient wall outlet and it is ready for use. As with all wireless devices: thick walls, metal and distance can reduce performance. Its features include;

  • Range up to 100 feet
  • Signaller combines an audio 8-note melody and visual strobe
  • Adjustable volume control
  • 75dB
  • 3 Sounds
  • Single-door application
  • No wiring means quick and easy installation
  • Mount the doorbell transmitter anywhere with a screw or double sticky tape
  • Available in white
  • Receiver Size: W3.5” x D1.75” X H4.625”
  • UL Listed
  • 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
  1. GFC-ADA-KIT

This doorbell is designed for hotels, apartments, condos, etc. This product line is designed to make installations easier. It provides more power for field devices, and has multiple options for strobe light candela brightness and has options for amber/blue/green strobe lights. This device comes with one gang stainless steel door bell plate that reads, “Hearing impaired door bell, please depress button for 5 seconds”; one ADA horn/strobe with either an amber, green or blue lens; and one power supply, 120VAC input and 24VDC output.

There are additional signals available, either a combination horn/strobes or a strobe only. Once the units are installed, pushing the doorbell makes the signals inside that particular unit go off.

  1. Krown K-RA-005 Amplified Ringer and Strobe

The features of this doorbell include:

  • Adjustable, up to 120 dB, line powered
  • Adjustable Tone control
  • Line triggered strobe light
  • AC Adapter required (included)
  • Easy installation
  • Wall mount option included
  • Optional battery backup (3AA, not included)
  • On/Off switch for sound
  • Dual telephone jacks
  • Amplified ringer available
  1. Flashing Strobe Wireless Chime Kit Battery Operated Hard of Hearing ADA Doorbell

You can get your hotel rooms ADA compliant for the hearing impaired. Easy deployment just plugs into an outlet and mounts the battery powered transmitter at the door. You can add additional flasher chimes or transmitters to the system for flexibility. Note that this kit is the perfect way to make a hotel room ADA compliant by having a flashing strobe to indicate someone at the door. Other features include;

  • Add up to four transmitters (sensors) per receiver
  • Long Range up to 1,000 Feet. Please note, this is a line-of-site estimate. Environmental factors such as exterior and interior walls, metal, construction materials, etc. will reduce the effective range of the product.
  • Product ships with one receiver (batteries not included) and one wireless push button (batteries included)
  • 915 MHz Operating Frequency
  • Volume Control. Can turn volume off with side selector switch. Maximum volume is 90dB. 32 User Selectable Melodies
  • Flexible Learning Codes
  • Power Saving LED Flasher
  • 4 Bright Zone Indicator Lights
  • Powered by 3 C Batteries or a plug-in wall transformer (not included)
  • Compatible with sensors like the LRA-DCTX wireless window/door contacts, LRA-MSTX PIR motion sensor, available at additional cost
  • Additional push buttons are available at an additional cost
  • Desk or Wall Mount
  1. Krown DK125 Door Knocker Signalling Device LED Indicator

This is an effective alerting device for home, office, dorm, hotel or motel, Krown’s Door Knocker 125 can be placed above any door and its ultra bright LED indicator will flash repeatedly alerting you someone is knocking. A convenient travel companion, the Door Knocker 125 is small enough for purse or carry-on, and versatile enough to substitute as a high powered flashlight.

  • Long lasting LED
  • Flashlight
  • Hang over the top of a door (bracket included)
  • On/Off switch
  • Battery Low indicator
  • Uses 9V battery (not included)
  1. Flashing Strobe Wireless Chime Kit SKU: 813-100

This kit is the perfect way to make a hotel room ADA compliant by having a flashing strobe to indicate someone at the door. This is one of the most popular strobe light doorbells. Ideal for hearing impaired or noisy environments, the kit includes a push button and a chime, coupled with a bright flashing strobe. The chime plugs into any available outlet where the chime/strobe needs to be located.

  • Wireless Door Chime Receiver Dimensions are 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″
  • Wireless Range may vary, depending on construction and materials
  • Extremely Bright Flashing Strobe Light flashes when the push button is pressed
  • Ideal for noisy areas, industrial environments, or for the hearing impaired
  • No wiring required to install. Just plug the receiver in the wall, pair the receiver to the push button and mount the wireless transmitter using the supplied mounting screws
  • The three sound options are “ding ding,” “ding dong,” and the “Westminster chime.” Add up to 4 wireless transmitter buttons to one receiver, and assign one of the available three tunes to each button
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Add on wireless buttons are available for additional doors 813-101
  • FCC Certified
  1. HCS ADA Compliant Guest Room Case Set

These portable “all-in-one” ADA Compliance cases are the most economical solution for satisfying ADA requirements for hosting Deaf or hard of hearing guests. These lightweight and compact Guest Room case are simple to store and easy to set up, allowing you full compliance for any guest room. All case components can be easily installed or removed by hotel personnel in less than 10 minutes!

  • Hard Case with Foam Insert
  • Q90D TTY Lightweight and Portable TTY
  • SW200 Shakeup to Wakeup Clock & Telephone Signaller
  • Gentex Visual/Audible Smoke Detector
  • Door Knock Alert Signaller
  • IL95 In-Line Telephone Amplifier
  • Dual Phone Jack
  1. Heath/Zenith SL-7912-03 Battery Operated Doorbell Chime and Flasher ADA Compliant Hotel

Unlike a standard doorbell system where it rings in one place, this system can be moved to strobe and chime wherever you like. It signals the user when someone is at the door by this unique combination of pulsing light and pleasant adjustable volume chime. You just have to install the battery into the push button, plug the receiver into a convenient wall outlet and it is ready for use. As with all wireless devices: thick walls, metal, and distance can reduce performance.

  • Battery operated
  • Requires 4 “AA” batteries (not included)
  • 6 chime options (Ding-Dong, Westminster, Whittington, Auld Lang Syne, Beethoven’s 5th, Relax)
  • Up to 200 ft. transmission range
  • Wireless push button included
  • “A23” battery included
  • Adjustable volume
  • LED flashing strobe alerts
  • Chime mute capabilities
  • Assignable tunes per push button and accessories

Always remember to check that there are good batteries in all of these devices or they will be totally useless to you in an emergency. Consider the above options when looking for an ADA doorbell for your Hotel.

Joy Nwokoro