I'm working with a couple of other folks in the early stage of setting
up a coworking space in Portsmouth, NH USA. There's three of us to
start out as primary owners, and we're likely to be on-site most, but
not all, weekdays 8 Am - 6 PM. We've heard from others that they'd be
interested in evening and weekend access, earlier mornings or late
evenings. We've got some concerns about security issues, especially
outside of normal business hours.
While we certainly trust our primary mainstream residents, there's
always going to be new people or people less familiar to us. We do
expect the primary members to be renting deskspace and likely having
computers, monitors or other valuable equipment locked down at their
The facilities do allow us 24-hour access to the site, currently by
key lock. We're considering combination locks or keycards, or perhaps
tiered access, where new or part-time members can only access the
facilities through a second entrance only available during regular
How have others dealt with people who want to use the place at odd hours?
I'd be interested to hear how others deal with related security
issues, whether policies, locking devices or security monitoring.