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Keyholding Services For Vacant Buildings

Keyholding Services For Vacant Buildings

Vacant Buildings are more susceptible to vandalism, squatting, fly tipping and the longer a building is vacant the chance of crime increases. With that in mind, let’s look at our keyholding services for vacant buildings.

What Is A Keyholding Service?

A keyholding service, such as the one we provide here at Mayfair Security, is a service where you pay for a registered keyholder to safeguard your property on your behalf twenty-four hours a day.

The don’t just turn up in emergencies either, here are a few reasons why they could prove to be invaluable for vacant buildings.

Vacant Building Alarm Checks

As we said earlier vacant buildings are more prone to attempted crime or vandalism, so it is important that they are properly alarmed.
Even more importantly, you need to be sure that the alarms are always working.

Keyholders can provide alarm checks on a regular basis, making sure that everything is in good working order.

The sound of an alarm being activated will be enough to deter some spur of the moment criminals from breaking in.

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Vacant Building Utility Meter Checks

When a building is empty, the running costs should, in theory be low.

If, however there are squatters in the building, even if they have been and gone, you may not know about it until you get a surprisingly large electric or water bill.

Keyholding services for vacant buildings can carry out utility meter checks which should help keep the bills at a low cost.

This also has the added benefit of making sure they are working properly, or if there is a water or gas leak the keyholder will quickly be able to turn off the supply, isolate the pipe or meter and contact the suppliers.

Ground Maintenance

The outside of vacant grounds can often become dumping grounds for fly tipping, making buying or renting your property a less attractive proposition.

Here at Mayfair our Keyholding services for vacant buildings includes the disposal of any unwanted debris in the yard or garden.

We will also ensure the upkeep of any garden maintenance that is required, from mowing lawns to keeping pathways clean and tidy.

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Insurance Costs

All of the above services will help you make sure you meet the requirements that your insurance company will set you.

This will reduce costs and also mean that should you have someone looking at renting or purchasing your building, they will see that is looked after and be more likely to make an offer.

Saving Resources; Keyholding Services For Vacant Buildings

You may think that all of the above services are all well and good but that it will be cheaper if you do this yourself.

Now, this may indeed be the case, but have you factored in the time it will take to be regularly visit the building?

Also, the time it will take to carry out alarm checks, meter checks and any outside maintenance?

If you aren’t careful you could find that looking after the vacant building could become a full-time job!

Which means that you wouldn’t be able to use your time actually doing your job or running your own business.

The last benefit we will mention today is that our keyholding services for vacant buildings are twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.

This means that you can go enjoy your evenings and go to sleep without having to worry about being woken up in the small hours of the morning because an alarm is going off.

Similarly, you will be able to takes days off and go on holiday without having to think about rushing back because of a break in or some storm damage to the roof.

24 Hour Alarm Monitoring

Another security option that you may wish to consider is 24-hour Alarm Monitoring.

Our sister company, First County Monitoring provide accredited, 24 hours a day alarm monitoring.

A team of highly trained staff monitor your CCTV, Fire and Intruder alarms, so that if any alarm is activated, they will rapidly assess the next step to take.

This would usually be either contacting a keyholder or notifying the emergency services.

Accredited alarm monitoring companies are also guaranteed a fast response from the Police, giving you peace of mind that should there be any attempted criminal activity they will attend as quickly as possible.

Get In Touch

If you would like to ask any questions about keyholding services for vacant building or would like some more information on the other security solutions that we can offer, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our team of experts are always happy to have a chat and help you in any way that they can.

You can get in touch with us via our online contact page here or phone us on 0808 178 074.


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