Many security companies across the UK offer Keyholding and alarm response services for a good reason. A vital service for keeping your business safe and secure on a 24-hour basis.

What is Keyholding and Alarm Response?

A keyholding and alarm response service will provide businesses with an extra layer of protection. As you may not always be able to get to your business premises quickly in an emergency, keyholding provides a security company with a set of keys to your place of business. If a security alarm is activated, a security officer will visit your business with the keys you have provided and investigate and contact emergency services where necessary. A keyholding and alarm response service will give peace of mind that someone will attend your premises should any security breaches occur 24 hours a day.

Once you have set up a contract with a security company, they will keep the named set of keys locked in a safe place.

What industry can use this service?

Every industry can use a keyholding and alarm response service. This security service can significantly benefit sectors that store valuables or cash on the site. Having a security officer attend your premises should anything go wrong is a safer option than allowing the responsibility to a staff member.

Moreover, security officers have undergone training, and many have experience responding to emergencies.

What is the SIA License requirement for this service?

Officers who hold Door Supervision and Close Protection will have undergone training in physical intervention and conflict management, making them great officers for this service. Those who hold security guard licensing can also carry out this service. You can find out more information on the different types of licensing here.

When is the best time to hire a security company?

Businesses can apply a keyholding and alarm response strategy in place at any time, but as the saying goes, there’s no time like the present.

Professional Alert security has provided many security services, including keyholding and alarm response, since 2005. To find out more about how we can help you get in contact using our online form or give us a call today on 0161 277 7812.