Alder Springs
Deaf & Blind Community
Morganton, NC


Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community is committed to resident security, safety, and communication and is equipped with some of the most advanced sensory technologies available today. These market-proven products ensure the safety and security of all Alder Springs residents and facilitate barrier-free communication and movement at all times.

Data throughout the complex is driven using CommScope’s SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL® solutions. This technology delivers the most reliable and flexible high-performance media available anywhere. GigaSPEED XL transmits reliable voice, data and video with excellent quality of service, supports network line speeds in excess of 1 gigabit per second and is RoHS compliant.

CoMPAS Cable is providing broadband services to the new Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community Apartments in the most state-of-the-art way possible. CoMPAS has installed several pieces of equipment in the utility closet of each unit that provides cable TV, high-speed Internet, and telephone services as ordered by the tenants at each outlet in the unit. This is fed via fiber optic cable – the most reliable method known. CoMPAS’s set top boxes are capable of customizing closed captioning as needed.

Apartment Features

Apartment Alert System

  • The Alder Springs Integrated Apartment Alert System uses strobe alerts to visually notify residents of phone call, doorbell ring, intercom activity, and alarm system breach
  • Each apartment's strobe unit is installed in a central location and incorporates 4 different colored lights to indicate different alerts
  • Deaf-blind residents receive a wireless pager receiver with 6 different vibration modes to distinguish type of alert and a bed vibrator for additional tactile notification during sleep

Water Overflow Sensors

  • Each apartment comes equipped with water sensors in bathroom, kitchen, and laundry areas that will activate when water overflows on the floor and reaches sensor 
  • Automatically contacts apartment manager in the event of an overflow that activates sensor


  • Additional security system provided for first floor apartment includes alarm control panel, door sensors, and motion detector
  • Second and third floor residents have option to purchase this additional alarm security system
  • Electronic key fob for operating electronic locks on exterior doors to provide easier access to parking

Fire Alarm

  • Ceiling-mounted strobe units are installed in each bedroom, bathroom, and living/kitchen area to warn residents of fire
  • Smoke detectors in each apartment have strobe signal and horn to provide both visual and audible alerts

Video/Audio Intercom System

  • Video monitor shows who is at interior lobby entrance and allows residents to unlock lobby door from their apartment
  • Permits residents to control access to their apartment
  • Color monitor with 3.5 in. on-screen display
  • Touch-sensitive technology
  • Full-duplex hands-free function
  • Audio function for voice contact
  • Two way audio communication with visitors at lobby door
  • Connects each apartment to front entrance camera for one-way video monitoring

Building Features

Lobby Access Control

  • Digital call module at interior lobby door with searchable/scrollable electronic name directory allows visitors to call individual residents directly
  • Video/Audio lobby entrance panel for one-way video monitoring for resident and two-way audio communication
  • Indicator light in lobby to show when door lock is released
  • Exterior front entrance is a two-door unit with automatic magnetic lock
  • Electronic key fob entry for residents

Security Camera Network

  • 3 exterior cameras covering each end of building and entrance
  • 1 camera covering main lobby floor
  • Full HD 1080p
  • Weather/Vandal resistant
  • Day/Night 24-hour network recording

Fire Alarm System

  • Strobe and horn alarm units in hallways and common areas provide both visible and audible warnings.
  • Addressable fire alarm control panel with digital communicator
  • Additional smoke detectors in mechanical rooms
  • Sprinkler system covers entire building
  • Elevator recall module 
  • Centrally-located fire alarm pull station

If you have questions or need more information regarding technologies at the Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community please contact us.

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