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Do I Need A Keyholder Service?

Do I Need A Keyholder Service?

 Many business owners all around the UK put their trust in a keyholder service to keep their business safe and secure.

What Is Keyholding?

Keyholding is contracting a specialist security company to hold a set of keys to your property so they can monitor and respond to any security breaches.

The keys are stored in a secure nearby location by trained personnel. If an alarm is activated or there is a report of a security issue, a security expert will go and investigate and take any action needed.

There are huge benefits of a keyholder service to many businesses, especially during periods of an extended shutdown.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Keyholder Service?

A keyholder service guarantees a fast response to your security issues, keeps your staff safer, and prevents false alarms. It can also give you peace of mind.

Let’s have a look in more detail.

A Rapid Response

With a professional keyholder service you know there will be a rapid and proportionate response.

If the intruder alarm at your premises is activated, we will be alerted instantly, thanks to our alarm receiving centre, which is fully manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will send one of our security professionals straight to your premises to investigate.

This guarantees you will have someone on-site as soon as humanly possible to secure the area, call the police, and stop an intruder before they can do real damage.

Keeps Your Staff Safe

Many businesses who don’t have a professional keyholder contractor in place rely on members of senior management or a caretaker to hold sets of keys to the building. It is expected of staff to respond to alarms.

But what if the alarm is genuine? What if the intruder is armed?

Having a trained professional attend alerts keeps your staff out of harm’s way.

Obviously, there is a solid, irrefutable moral argument here. But there is also a business argument. Imagine what the repercussions would be on staff morale, your daily operational activities and your financials if a member of your team was seriously injured.

Prevents False Alarms

False alarms are at best annoying. You are dragged out of bed or away from your weekend for nothing more than a sensitive sensor.

At worst they are a drain on public services if the police attend a false alarm.

A keyholder service will ensure an alarm is verified before you or the police are called.

Peace Of Mind

We understand your business is more than a business. It is a nest egg, a life-time’s work, an investment.

A theft or break-in can be devastating to a business. It can damage your reputation, strip you of assets, damage morale, and result in spiralling costs.

A reliable keyholder service can give you peace of mind that the results of any break-in will be mitigated by being stopped in its tracks.

How Does Keyholding Work?

Here at Mayfair Fire and Security, our keyholder service is tried and tested, perfectly honed over a decade of experience.

Before the contract begins, we will come to your premises and assess it for risks and potential weak spots. Our staff will familiarise themselves with the layout and assets to protect. This will form a company profile that we will use to conduct thorough checks in the event of an alarm.

We will hold your keys safely at our fire, flood, and bomb proof offices, as certified by the NSI.

Our alarm monitoring centre, First County Monitoring, will keep an eye on your alarms around the clock. If an alarm is activated, we will send one of our SIA licensed and SITO trained officers to your premises.

The officers will then conduct a full internal and external appraisal of the premises. If a break-in is happening, they will call you and the police. They will then remain at the property until the police arrive.

If it appears to be a false alarm, they will ensure the premises is secure and reset the alarm. You can choose how and when we notify you of a false alarm.

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What Sort Of Businesses Benefit From Keyholder Services?

Keyholding services benefit all manner of businesses. Any business that has a premises that could be damaged or goods that are valuable will benefit from keyholding.

  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Scrap yards
  • Docks and logistics yards
  • Retail outlets
  • Industrial plants

Contact Us For A Professional Keyholder Service For Your Business

If you would like to speak to us about our keyholder services for your business give us a call on 0800 917 9385, email or contact us here.

We will be happy to take your call.


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