Access and Security


Your apartment is fitted with a video intercom system. This system allows remote opening of the security entry foot of the foyer which services your apartment. Access to the building and apartments is through the respective entries to the building as follows:

  • Main entrance – 576-578 St Kilda Road
  • Pedestrian residents’ and visitors’ access
  • Residents’ car access available via Queen’s Lane through the indicated entry, also via Beatrice Street or Lorne Street


Access to the lobby and common areas is gained by presenting your electronic swipe/proximity card reader at the main entrance of the building, the visitor car reader at the main entrance of the building, the visitor back door or to lifts situated in the basement car parks. Once swiped, a further swipe is required in the secondary doors outside the lifts.


Once a resident or Concierge has let you into the visitor parking space, a further buzz is required to enter the lobby and a further swipe will be needed to reach the lifts.


Access to your floor and/or common areas is gained by presenting your electronic swipe/proximity card across the proximity reader in the lift. Once the proximity card has been verified, you can gain access to your floor by pressing the applicable floor button.

To enable visitor use of the lifts, the visitor must call the occupier using the intercom system and the apartment occupier must enable lift access by pressing the appropriate button on the intercom. For more detailed instructions regarding visitor access, please refer to Pedestrian Access.


There is controlled access at ground-floor level and you must carry your proximity card with you to gain access to your ground-floor foyer. To enter the building, the apartment occupier must pass the proximity card past the proximity reader next to the door. The door will then open upon the latch releasing. Apartment access is only available to your dedicated floor. Enter the lift and pass the proximity card close to the proximity reader on the lift panel or select floor level. The lift will then proceed to the nominated floor.


Thirty-three visitor car spaces are available on the ground level as well as two disabled car spaces. Long-term parking is not available to residents, employees or visitors. This car par will be consistently monitored and appropriate measures will be taken to remove vehicles if these rules are breached. For more information regarding the usage of this area, please refer to the Body Corporate Manager, Concierge or Building Manager.


Pedestrian access is available through the main entry and also via a ramp through visitor ground entry. Refer to ground-floor plan.


Your apartment is fitted with a video intercom system. This system allows remote opening of the secure apartment lobby entry door to the appropriate lobby foyer on the ground floor. The handset is located either on the wall near the kitchen, or near the entry door of your apartment, or on the wall in your living/dining area. This video system allows you to view visitors on the ground floor in the lobby.

Pedestrian access to the building and apartments is through the front entry of YVE at 576-578 St Kilda Road.

Car park access for residents is via the rear entrance on Queens Lane, Visitor car park access is through a separate rear entry at Queens Lane nearest to the illuminated YVE sign.



A visitor calls an apartment by keying in the apartment number and pressing the bell button on the master control plan located at the front of the main doors. This will ring the bell in the selected apartment. Upon authorisation from the occupier, the door will release, allowing entry into the building. This will also allow lift access for all visitors. Your visitor should go immediately to the designated lift and push the floor button for your apartment. If for any reason your visitor is delayed in reaching the lifts, the security system will time bar their entry/lift leaving the ground floor and they will need to return to an intercom point or go to the Concierge desk. A visitor can also make contact at the Concierge desk.


To enter the building, the apartment occupier must swipe the proximity card/tag past the proximity reader adjacent to the door. The doors will open upon the latch releasing.

Enter the lift and pass the proximity card/tag close to the proximity reader on the lift panel and select floor level. The lift will then proceed to the nominated floor. Access will only be available on your allocated floor.


When a visitor activates the bell button at the front door, the call monitor within the apartment will ring. The resident can answer by picking up the handset and talking to the caller, who can respond hands – free. Entry to YVE is a two-stage process:

  1. To allow entry to the foyer only, the resident must press the door release button on the monitor.
  2. To allow the visitor to use the lift to reach the apartment, the resident must press the lift enable button on the monitor.

The resident can then hang up.

The visitor enters the lift and selects the appropriate floor button. The other lift floor buttons will not activate. The lift has an automatic time out and will cease to be active after a set of time.

Should the visitor not be able to gain access to the required level, he/she will have to return to the front door intercom panel and start the entry process again.


When the visitor leaves the apartment, press the lift call button in the apartment-level lift lobby and enter the lift when it arrives. Select the ground-floor button. The other lift buttons will not activate. The visitor can leave the ground-floor lobby by the front doors.


Press the lift call button in the apartment-level lift lobby and enter the lift when it arrives. Select the ground-floor button or use the proximity card/tag to select your car park or common area level, which have been programmed for access. The other lift buttons will not activate.


Parking within YVE comprises of resident, visitor and disabled parking over five basement levels. Vehicular access to the residents’ car park is via Proximity Card or Remote Control entering throughthe right entry on Queens Lane. The Proximity Card or Remote Control operates while the vehicle is in proximity to the receiver. Visitors or residents, unless approved, MUST NOT park in disabled car space. The Body Corporate reserves the right to remove vehicles.

Once in the residents’ car park, proceed to your dedicated car space. Your allocated car park is indicated by your car park number painted on the floor. The swipe must be in the vehicle in order to gain access to the car park. However, it is recommended not to leave any swipe, proximity cards or tags in your car when unattended. Please DO NOT
attempt to enter or exit the car park while the door is in motion. The door will automatically close following a predetermined time lapse.

A control box for the garage doors is located just inside the car park and is fitted with an emergency stop button. Once pressed, this button can be released by turning the outside ring anti-clockwise. Use this only in an emergency situation.


The keys to your home are part of the overall building registered keying system and additional copies can only be obtained with a signed authorisation form, with signatures of the owner/owner’s agent Body Corporate Manager before being forwarded to the locksmith for duplication. In addition to keys, you will be provided with proximity cards and remote controls per the schedule below, to allow you access to the common areas and facilities.

The following keys/cards/tags will be provided to you:

  • 2 entry key tags
  • 2 proximity cards
  • 2 remote controls

NOTE: Additional or replacement cards, tags and air keys can be arranged through the Concierge in accordance with the Body Corporate Rules and Regulations. Costs will apply.


A fire alarm can be activated by one of the following:

  • Any sprinkler-head activation in an apartment and/or public area
  • A lift lobby/corridor smoke-detector activation (Apartment smoke detectors activate a local alarm in your apartment only)

Activation of a fire alarm signal will cause the fire brigade to be called automatically

The evacuation system will be tested periodically. A voice warning will be given over the speaker prior to this taking place. The test will be carried out every three (3) months as required by regulations.


Your apartment is provided with an automatic fire sprinkler system. In the event of a fire near a sprinkler head, heat generated by the fire will cause the sprinkler to activate. If the sprinkler head is activated, a fire alarm will also be raised and the fire brigade will be called automatically.

Fire brigade attendance to a false alarm is charged at about $800 per truck per 15 minutes or part thereof. A minimum of two (2) trucks will attend. Costs could be around $4000 and are payable by the responsible party.

In the event of a sprinkler being accidentally set off, as a broken sprinkler head could cause considerable damage to your apartment, call the Concierge or Building Manager immediately. If you have caused a false alarm and the fire brigade attend, you will be charged for the call- out cost. If
there is a fire, call the fire brigade on 000 immediately.

The fire sprinkler system id under constant water pressure. Pumps are also provided to maintain this pressure during a fire. Apartment owners and occupiers are not required to carry out any maintenance or servicing of sprinkler equipment. Maintenance and servicing is the responsibility of the building management and/or their representative. However, apartment owners and occupiers must adhere to the following WARNINGS.


  • Utmost care should be taken not to hit a sprinkler head, particularly when moving furniture or other equipment into or around your apartment.
  • Take care in walk-in robes (where applicable) when stacking top shelves so as to not hit the sprinkler head.
  • DO NOT under any circumstances paint the sprinkler heads.
  • DO NOT under any circumstances hang items from the sprinkler heads.
  • Sprinkler heads should NOT BE REMOVED under any circumstances.
  • DO NOT store materials within 500mm of any sprinkler head; this also includes the sprinkler heads in the storage facilities throughout the car park.
  • If a leak occurs, to a sprinkler head, advise the sprinkler company via the Building Manager immediately.


Make: Clipsal Lifesaver Smoke Alarm
Model: 755RL

Smoke detectors have been installed in your apartment. Generally, they are located on the ceiling in the corridor between the kitchen and bedrooms or in the living area directly outside bedrooms. They are connected to a 240V power supply via your apartment switchboard with a battery back-up. The batteries are rechargeable within the unit and DO NOT require manual recharging, as the power supply recharges them automatically.

Your apartment smoke detectors provide a dual function. First they will operate and sound a local alarm. As a normal smoke detector would within your apartment, if smoke is detected. They will not notify the fire brigade, but will activate the Occupant Warning System. Smoke detectors’ require periodic testing.

The second function of your apartment smoke detectors is to provide an emergency evacuation signal generated from the main building fire alarm system in the event of a general main building fire alarm. If ALL your apartment smoke detectors activate, you should immediately evacuate your apartment in accordance with the evacuation procedures.

Please remember that the detectors in the passageways on each level will cause a general fire alarm in the building if smoke from your apartment enters the common passage way, as it will most likely set off an alarm which will automatically call the fire brigade. In such an instance, it will be considered that you had cause
d the false alarm and you will be charged for the call-out.


Fire extinguishers are located in the corridors, either wall-mounted or in cupboards. When located in cupboards, these cupboards are clearly labelled and you should become familiar with these locations.


Fire hydrants are located in stairwells and other public areas. These are for fire brigade use only and under no circumstances should be used. Activation or use of any fire hydrant will cause the fire brigade to be called and the user will be charged for the fire brigade call-out.


Fire hose reels are located in car park areas. Fire hose reels should only be used in case of an emergency and not for general use (i.e. car washing). The use of the hose reel will call the fire brigade and the user will be charged for the fire brigade call-out. See layout plan for locations.


Fire escapes doors are clearly marked and MUST NOT be held open or obstructed in any way. Fire doors have alarms that will activate if the door is held open.


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