Certainly restraining someone from leaving the building is problematic. You cannot keep people in the building against their will.
As to entry, if you have security and a front desk manned 24/7, it is difficult to justify a “curfew”.
I suspect that there is something going on, such as drunk visitors wandering the building late at night.
If this is the case, you might think about imposing a rule that the unit owner or tenant has to come to the front desk after a certain time to get his/her guest or to let the guest out.
The problem with such a rule is that since you have security and a front desk, it is hard to justify such a rule simply because of one or two drunk visitors, as it imposes a substantial inconvenience to the rest of the unit owners and tenants.
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Yes and no. I assume from the question that this is a condominium within one large building and all must enter through one single front door. Given that, and that the front door, lobby and front desk area are presumably common areas, access to and use of them by guests can be limited. However, given that owners will have ingress and egress 24/7/365, any limit must include that guests can be admitted by either the front desk or the owner coming down to let them in, or bringing them down to let them out. Different settings on door intercoms and the elevator can make this happen. Of course, if these changes are made, they must be effectuated via the governing documents.
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