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7 shortcomings of the contemporary residential entrance

In a time of constant innovation, is it not surprising that residential building entrances have not changed over the last fifty years? The current systems do not communicate with one another - separate letterboxes, doorbell panel, intercom in the apartments, many keys and locks and a price tag between £900 and £1,350 per apartment. Yet despite this considerable investment, the entrance no longer meets the needs of residents.

1. Many subcontractors, lots of money

At this moment in time, as project developer, you have to contact various suppliers and subcontractors in order to provide all the necessary appliances in the entrance hall. The project management of all these parties requires a lot of time and the costs add up.

Entangled cables

2. Analogue and outdated systems

It is not easy to select appliances from various suppliers and to turn them into a coherent whole. The often dated, analogue systems are not integrated with one another and require hundreds of metres of expensive cables to just be able to ring a doorbell. The result is not at all esthetical, and it’s inconsistent and expensive.

3. No added comfort

Some doorbell panels have made the step from analogue to digital, but they have forgotten to put the user centrally. What do most visitors do? They take their mobile and call. So much easier. The developer has made an investment and the needs of the residents have not been met.

4. No parcels when absent

E-commerce boomed over the years, but the letterbox was left behind and can’t receive parcels. Residents have to do all kinds of things to get their hands on them: work from home, leave for work later, ask neighbours, … In short: receiving parcels at home is a burden. Residents need a parcel box, not only a letterbox.

Parcel aggressively rammed into parcel box

5. Residents don’t know who is ringing the bell when they are not at home

People are used to being connected anytime and anywhere. This also means that the residents want to know who is at their door when they are not at home. The current entrance has not yet understood this message.

6. The cleaner or supplier cannot get in

Everyone has experienced how annoying it is when the repairman or cleaner can’t get in. Surely this should be a problem long dealt with. Residents expect to be able to open the door to family, service suppliers or visitors, when not at home.

Woman walking with keys and more stuff in her hands

7. A keyring like a jailer

Often apartment blocks have separate keys for everything: one for the front door, one for the letterbox, one for the storage, … The residents have to hunt for the right key, with their hands full of groceries…. Not an easy task. What if the door locked or unlocked itself with your smartphone?

Your entrance hall can easily be different. Everything you need in just one integrated solution, resulting in up to 25% less costs for you, and a lot more comfort for the residents.