If you are considering moving into an apartment, then it is preferable that you find one with an apartment intercom system installed. An Apartment Intercom serves a number of very important roles for the inhabitants of an apartment block. Primarily, it allows an increased level of security for all inhabitants, since only those who have a key, or who have the doors opened to them, will be able to enter.
But unless an apartment intercom system is used correctly, by all inhabitants of the block, then it may only provide a false sense of security. It is necessary for all residents to adhere to a responsible policy of use of the system for it to be effective as a security device, both for themselves individually, and the apartment block as a whole.
Especially in the case of female inhabitants, but advisable for all inhabitants of an apartment building, it is unwise to put your name beside your flat number, or indicate your gender. Criminals of all kinds will often first ‘scout’ a location for vulnerabilities, and might see a single female as being an easier target. Furthermore, if someone were to try and gain access to the apartment block deceptively, they might be able to use the identities on the intercom system to try and persuade another occupant to let them in.
The other side of this case is that if you are in your apartment and someone calls you on the apartment intercom system, do not automatically admit them unless you can verify their identity in some way. Frequently, sales people and leafleters will go to a block and buzz all the apartments until someone lets them in, but this is a technique which a criminal might also use to gain provisional access to the block.
But an apartment intercom system also serves a wider role, as a tool of convenience which enable you to allow access to your friends, visitors and co-inhabitants without them having the necessary keys. Imagine if, every time someone came to the front door, you had to run down and let them in. When living in a block of flats an intercom system is indispensible, and an essential tool for everyday living.