|Re: Common house access||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:43:12 -0700 (MST)|
>... does everyone have a key, or is the Common House >routinely open on certain hours and one person is responsible for >unlocking and locking the doors? Ours isn't locked. At one time we had a discussion wherein we grappled with the possibility of locking the common house. In a town where many people do not lock their houses (or cars or bikes), for some people it is a matter of principle not to lock things. But we realized that even one incident of vandalism, theft, or the like would be an awful experience and decided that since we all shared the CH, it made sense to lock it. Had keys made but never worked out a system whereby someone would lock it at night and open it in the morning. The postal letter carrier has to be able to walk in, too. So the front door has remained unlocked for years. There are so many of us around, and so little likelihood of crime, that it seems to work fine. We still talk now and then about having some sort of keypad. The good ones seem to cost hundreds of dollars, but there are locks that have a re-set-able combination keypad. I suppose you change the code from time to time? Anyone using such a device? Lynn Nadeau, RoseWind Cohousing Port Townsend Washington (Victorian seaport, music, art, nature) http://www.rosewind.org http://www.ptguide.com http://www.ptforpeace.info (very active peace movement here- see our photo) _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.