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Technically if your state does not legally require pool phones, you are considered code compliant whether or not you provide an emergency pool phone within the confines of your public swimming pool. However, as property managers nationwide continue to place significant priority on life safety, they recognize that emergency pool phones can function as an essential life-saving tool year-round, whether required by law or not. Proactive managers look for ways to decrease their risk and liability, and they recognize how emergency pool phones can do so.

Just because you are not required by law to have an emergency pool phone onsite doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have one. No emergency phone near the pool leaves both your residents and your property vulnerable to many life safety issues, especially when you consider the limitations associated with cell phones and 911 call centers. See our blog post: Why You Need A Pool Phone Regardless of State Laws.

ASME Elevator Phone Code by State

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ASME A17.1/CSA B-44 Code Requirements & Year20002004/072010/13/162019
Select a State...Two-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel1111none
Select a State...Machine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
Select a State...Answer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
Select a State...Communication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
Select a State...On-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 by authorized personnel1111
Select a State...Location identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
Select a State...Location identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
Select a State...Hands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
Select a State...Automatic answer when calling into elevator111
Select a State...Automatic redirect if no answer onsite111
Select a State...Offsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
Select a State...Local telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
Select a State...Two-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
Select a State...Means for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
Select a State...Means activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
AlabamaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112019
AlabamaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
AlabamaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
AlabamaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
AlabamaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
AlabamaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
AlabamaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
AlabamaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
AlabamaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
AlabamaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
AlabamaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
AlabamaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
AlabamaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
AlabamaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
AlabamaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
AlaskaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112013
AlaskaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
AlaskaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
AlaskaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
AlaskaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
AlaskaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
AlaskaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
AlaskaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
AlaskaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
AlaskaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
AlaskaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
AlaskaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
AlaskaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
AlaskaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
AlaskaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
ArizonaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112007
ArizonaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
ArizonaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
ArizonaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
ArizonaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
ArizonaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
ArizonaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
ArizonaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
ArizonaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
ArizonaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
ArizonaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
ArizonaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
ArizonaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
ArizonaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
ArizonaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
ArkansasTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112007
ArkansasMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
ArkansasAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
ArkansasCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
ArkansasOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
ArkansasLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
ArkansasLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
ArkansasHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
ArkansasAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
ArkansasAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
ArkansasOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
ArkansasLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
ArkansasTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
ArkansasMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
ArkansasMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
CaliforniaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112004
CaliforniaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
CaliforniaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
CaliforniaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
CaliforniaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
CaliforniaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
CaliforniaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
CaliforniaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
CaliforniaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
CaliforniaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
CaliforniaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
CaliforniaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
CaliforniaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
CaliforniaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
CaliforniaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
ColoradoTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112013
ColoradoMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
ColoradoAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
ColoradoCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
ColoradoOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
ColoradoLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
ColoradoLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
ColoradoHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
ColoradoAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
ColoradoAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
ColoradoOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
ColoradoLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
ColoradoTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
ColoradoMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
ColoradoMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
ConnecticutTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112013
ConnecticutMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
ConnecticutAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
ConnecticutCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
ConnecticutOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
ConnecticutLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
ConnecticutLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
ConnecticutHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
ConnecticutAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
ConnecticutAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
ConnecticutOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
ConnecticutLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
ConnecticutTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
ConnecticutMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
ConnecticutMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
DelawareTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel1111none
DelawareMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
DelawareAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
DelawareCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
DelawareOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
DelawareLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
DelawareLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
DelawareHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
DelawareAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
DelawareAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
DelawareOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
DelawareLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
DelawareTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
DelawareMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
DelawareMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
FloridaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112013
FloridaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
FloridaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
FloridaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
FloridaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
FloridaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
FloridaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
FloridaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
FloridaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
FloridaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
FloridaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
FloridaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
FloridaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
FloridaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
FloridaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
GeorgiaTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112013
GeorgiaMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
GeorgiaAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
GeorgiaCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
GeorgiaOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
GeorgiaLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
GeorgiaLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
GeorgiaHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
GeorgiaAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
GeorgiaAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
GeorgiaOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
GeorgiaLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
GeorgiaTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
GeorgiaMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
GeorgiaMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
HawaiiTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112010
HawaiiMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
HawaiiAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
HawaiiCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
HawaiiOn-site monitoring if staffed 24/7 bu authorized personnel1111
HawaiiLocation identification on demand to authorized personnel1111
HawaiiLocation identification without voice communication (ADA compliance date 1994)2111
HawaiiHands free devices only (handsets not approved)111
HawaiiAutomatic answer when calling into elevator111
HawaiiAutomatic redirect if no answer onsite111
HawaiiOffsite communication shall not interfere with on-site communications111
HawaiiLocal telephone line status monitoring and local alert11
HawaiiTwo-way message display in cab for hearing and/or speech impaired1
HawaiiMeans for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in cab1
HawaiiMeans activated by emergency personnel to change cab message to indicate help is on-site if over 60 ft of travel1
IdahoTwo-way communication between elevator and authorized personnel11112016
IdahoMachine room communications if over 60 ft of travel1333
IdahoAnswer by live authorized personnel - no automated answering1111
IdahoCommunication capability for onsite authorized/emergency personnel1111
IdahoOn-site monito