My neighbour keeps banging and slamming doors all night. How can i record this on my phone or my laptop?
All depends on whether you have contacted the enforcement agencies yet. If you have, find out whether your Council or Housing Association have signed up to use The Noise App first (which has been specially designed for mobile phones) – if so, you can use that. Otherwise they should be able to install separate noise monitoring kit for a few days. They should contact the neighbour first before you start recording them.
If you want to take your own action you might wish to contact your neighbour first to initiate improvements before making recordings. If you already have, and wish to build your own case, there are sound recording apps you can download that use the phone’s own microphone. Similarly this can be achieved through a laptop. Quality may not be great but can be enhanced using a suitable microphone.