Technology, used properly, offers condo residents enhanced security at a reasonable cost.
Enterphones have proven to be both effective and popular in high-rise communities. They provide residents with security and convenience. A visitor in a building lobby calling a suite can be granted entry when the resident enters a code on their phone. The intent is that residents only grant access to known or expected individuals.
When installed, enterphones have a default four-digit passcode that will open the door. Upon installation this passcode should be changed so that it is only known to a limited number of individuals. The passcode should periodically be changed to ensure security.
One community that failed to update its enterphone passcode was subject to a series of break-ins over a four month period. Resident mail was stolen and vehicles broken into.