Key holding is a service provided with the aim of keeping your property secure. By giving a private security company such as NVC Security the responsibility of keeping hold of the spare keys to your premises, you can rest assured that your property is always in safe hands, should anything happen when you are not there.
It is also the responsibility of key holders to respond to any alarm activations or incidents, if your sites security system triggers the alarm for any reason. This can be potentially dangerous if, for example, there is an intruder on site, so it is best to employ a professional company who know how to handle challenging situations.
Why should you hire a key holding service?
1. To reduce the responsibilities of the owner.
Business owners are the primary key holders for their premises, however a call in the middle of the night informing you that your alarm has gone off can be disruptive at the best of times – and even more frustrating if the activation turns out to be a false alarm.
There may also be risks posed to you if you visit the site in the middle of the night and there is an intruder present. By employing professional keyholding services, you ensure that all the necessary safety precautions will be taken, and your staff and assets remain in safe hands.
2. 24/7 availability.
There is no guarantee that you or your staff will be available at all times; this could cause problems if an issue arises whilst you are away from the area, or just enjoying family time. Professional key holders will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – ensuring that there is always someone on hand to respond to any activations and keep your property safe and secure.
3. Professional keyholding companies will have good knowledge and understanding of the proper security procedures needed to secure your premises.
Private keyholding services have a responsibility to also attend your site if the alarm is activated. If there is an intruder present then our SIA Licenced professional staff will know how to properly handle the situation in a safe manner. It is recommended that staff do not attend alarm activations alone. If they do it is the responsibility of the business owner to protect them. Failure to do so could mean that you are in breach of a number of laws including the Corporate Manslaughter Act, punishable in some cases by significant fines and even the possibility of a prison sentence.
At NVC Security, we can provide accompanying assistance to protect your staff and perform safety checks of the building to ensure no danger is present. If there is, our fully trained staff have the necessary skill set to effectively remedy the situation. Our team are trained to deal with all types of scenarios, so your safety will never be compromised.
4. Professional keyholding companies will also have the technical knowledge required.
If an alarm activation is found to be false, which could be due to a technical problem with the alarm system, professional keyholders will have good technical knowledge of the system and may be able to fix the problem. They will also know how to reset the alarm system, meaning that your site can resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
5. Key holders are professional.
This means that they will have stringent security measures in place to ensure that your keys are kept safe, and do not get lost or stolen. Whilst a trusted employee may seem like a good choice of key holder, there is the possibility that they may lose the key or be unavailable when required.
For more information on the keyholding services offered by NVC Security, please get in touch with a member of our team on 01332 806 996.