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  • Jonathan

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    August 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for your advice.

    Our building is much smaller (12 units). We have the vestibule locked at 10pm Sun-Thu, 11pm Fri-Sat and open 6am all days. We didn’t want the locking times to be too restrictive because garbage/recycling and parking are all is outside the building so residents are frequently leaving the building early in the morning and late in the evening to go the the garbage and/or their cars. So we set the times to minimize the chances that residents and guests get locked out without their keys.

    We’ve only had a couple incidents of vagrants camp out in the vestibule since the locking system was installed three years ago.

    Those are all good points about the intercom. Even though FOBs will require a certain amount of management, I figure it will still be easier and more secure than physical keys.