Your front door is only effective if it is securely closed, so always remember to check that it locks behind you, especially when you are in flats. If it doesn’t, then report it to your management agent or landlord so it can be repaired quickly.
With a video intercom system you don’t need to go to your front door to see who is there when someone buzzes, just pick up your handset and check them out – no need to open the door to someone you don’t know – even if they say that they’re expected by another resident.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the best communal door entry system is an audio and video entry system where residents can see and talk to a visitor before they let them in. https://www.met.police.uk/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/how-safe-is-your-flat/
The Met also suggest that if you live on the ground floor you should always ensure that your windows are closed and locked every time you leave your flat; they also advise you to consider an accredited burglar alarm system. Third Eye is accredited to Gold standard by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI NACOSS).
If you have an old tempermental intercom system then maybe it’s time to upgrade. Give Third Eye a call on 0208 368 1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to our helpful office staff who will talk you through the options; you could even pop into our Showroom in N20 9BS to have a demonstration of an audio and video intercom system – we are sure you will be impressed.