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    Condo or apartment help.

    I may be moving into a condo but to open the main door, I need to buzz it open with a switch on the wall. Being a quad and in bed without anyway to reach or operate the opener to let my attendant or family inside, what can be done or what do you do?

    Giving keys away is not a good idea, except to family, as it is a facility for people 52 and older and the area plus the folks helping me may not be the most trustworthy. I would be very conserned letting my helpers having free run of the place when I don't know their comming.

    I do have an enviornmental control unit that will operate lights, telephone and such but what is inside the wall unit that has the speaker and buzz switch, I haven't a clue. I believe the ECU uses radio waves to operate.
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    Talk to the company that maintains security for your building. They may be able to get a wireless fob that you can use at your bedside to unlock the secure entrance when someone buzzes your apartment.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    I do need some piece of equipment to make this work. Dosen't appear that many people use this forum
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    A wireless fob would have to be compatible with the lock and security system in your building. The security service that provides and maintains the system may be able to provide you with a programmed wireless key fob. They may be able to provide this as a reasonable accommodation for accessibility.

    Here is a drawing of a generic wireless fob.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Thanks. My sister is going to check the condo out for me. Only problem is all the places are on the upper floors. Sure would like being on the ground floor.
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    This would work if "forestranger52" was opening the door to his condo unit. But, as I understand him, his condo is in a building with a main entrance that he can unlock with the push of a button from his unit or apartment to allow someone in who has rung the bell at the main entrance.

    So I think he will have to contact the company that handles the building security features and see if they can install a sensor will unlock the door either with a wireless fob or as Ashleigh suggested from his land line phone or cell phone.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    We can buzz people in through the outside main door by landline phone and its 2 wireless extensions or give them our code. After that they would then need keys or someone to open our door. I still need to know how difficult it is to change our code. I want to add a power assist on our door before next spring so I can get in and out without bashing our beautiful wood door. From the hall it's easy to go down to the garage by elevator, we're on the first floor, and use a remote to go out the garage door instead of dealing with the double front doors.
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