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    In our block of approx 40 flats we are having a problem with local youths (possibly wrong word) breaking in through front door (or being let in by other residents) and hanging out in stairwells smoking and using to as a toilet. Not the biggest problem in the world but unnerving for many residents.

    The door (which is quite strong) has been repaired but it seems that now getting into the building has become something of a 'dare' for these uninvited visitors. We have involved the police.

    We have asked residents to be careful about not letting people into the block that they don't know. CCTV has been installed and some residents feel this an infringement of privacy (which I get) but equally we need to do something to stop this. The management agency have suggested more CTV.

    I wonder has anyone encountered similar problems and is there any advice of other things we could do...short of employing a front door bouncer!

    John

    #2
    Oh, but the poor little darlings have nowhere to go.
    (Cr*p, they have nowhere unsupervised where they can do whatever they want like using the corridor as a toilet).

    A 'private security' patrol that comes round ever hour or so for a month or two should make it uncomfartable for them and move them on.
    Use a company don't try and do it yourself, use google to find them.

    Of course that's just moving them elsewhere until they grow older or until the patrols stop.

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      #3
      Try one of those high frequency audio deterrents that only young people can hear.

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        #4
        report to Police for breach of covid rules (I note that you say they are already involved of course). The suggestion re the audio deterrent is a great one. Alternatively play Radio 2 or a compliation of Matt Monroe Des O'Connor and Max Bygraves hits on a loop in the hall....Seriously this is a horrible problem and not an easy one to solve. Perhaps a hired bouncer is not such a bad idea.
        Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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          #5
          Not sure about the high pitched noise things. I'm 36 and I can hear those and they make me sick, same as the cat scarers. And what about any kids who live there?
          Security sounds like a much better idea

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            #6
            Originally posted by ash5050 View Post
            Not sure about the high pitched noise things. I'm 36 and I can hear those and they make me sick, same as the cat scarers. And what about any kids who live there?
            Security sounds like a much better idea
            I think it was a joke ūü§£

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              #7
              TBH once the weather warms up they will probably be off outdoors somewhere.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
                Try one of those high frequency audio deterrents that only young people can hear.
                PERFECT - I used to own a Convenience Store and playing that DID clear the little buggers away lol - we got the occasional complaint from an adult who could hear it but not enough to stop playing it.

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                  #9
                  I didn't think it was a joke! Its a good idea though yes depends on the ages of residents!
                  Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                    #10
                    I'm 61 next week and I can still hear bat squeaks, so one of those things would probably P me off.

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                      #11
                      Yes, it was a joke. Are they even legal?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
                        Are they even legal?
                        Probably, you can buy ultrasonic rodent repellents.

                        Personally I find a decent trap, baited with peanut butter they love it, is best for rodents.
                        I have a smallholders/pet food store next door so am no stranger to mice wandering over and into my kitchen.

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                          #13
                          Apparently they are legal: http://www.abcfireandsecurity.co.uk/...0Dispersal.htm
                          Well my sense of humour failed me for once...
                          Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                            #14
                            Not Legal To Use On A Setting Less Than 5
                            So of course everybody is immediately going to set it lower than 5.

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                              #15
                              Of course they are!
                              Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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