What is Key Holding?

what is key holding

Keyholding is a service offered by security companies such as ourselves, whereby we hold a set of keys (in a secure location) to be used in the event of a security breach on your commercial premises. It offers the client peace of mind knowing that their security is being handled by professional and reliable security personnel. This, as you can imagine, has a wide range of benefits to any business, and that’s what we’ll be exploring in more detail below.

Some smaller businesses might be fine with having a trusted member of staff (typically a manager) who holds the keys and is responsible for responding to emergencies or security breaches. While this works for small shops or offices, larger companies will need a more secure and reliable key holding solution. That’s where our key holding and alarm response service comes in.

County UK’s key holding service offers you complete peace of mind when it comes to your business premises. In the event of an emergency or break-in, you can depend on a high-quality and well-trained officer to arrive immediately on-site, whatever time of day or night it might be. That means, if at four in the morning an emergency occurs, you’re not forcing a member of staff to respond: you’re leaving it to a security professional.

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Why Your Business Needs a Key Holding Service

1. The keyholder takes the responsibility

If you own the business, you’ll likely be the main key holder. Do you want the hassle and stress of being woken up in the middle on the night to learn that your alarm has gone off, only to arrive at the business premises and see it was a false alarm?

Or even worse, would you want to arrive at your business alone at night if there is an intruder present?

Leave this to the trained experts with a professional key holding service.

2. Key holders are always available

Are you available and able to respond to emergencies at all times of the day and night? Even if you have a secondary member of staff with keys, there is no guarantee that they will be available at all times.

On the other hand, professional key holders will be always available no matter what the time is and they will respond to emergencies 24/7.

3. Key holders know proper security procedures

Trained key holders know exactly how to act in the event of an emergency or security breach. They will handle the situation properly so you can rest assured that your commercial premises and belongings are in safe hands.

4. Key holders have technical knowledge & experience

False alarms are not uncommon. It might be that there’s a technical problem in the alarm system. Professional key holders will know how to fix the issue and will be able to reset the alarm system, thereby reducing unnecessary stress and saving time.

5. Key holders are reliable

How easy is it to lose a set of keys? The truth is that keys go missing all the time so even if left with a trusted employee, can you rely on them 100% not to lose the spare key?

As part of our key holding service we’ll keep your keys protected in a highly secure off-site location, so you don’t need to worry about losing them or having them stolen.

County Security Professional Key Holders

County UK are a nationwide Key Holding & Alarm Response service provider. By Utilising our Key Holing & Alarm Response services you are ensuring that you have SIA Licenced Key Holders with expert knowledge and experience within the Key Holding & Alarm Response market. Our Key Holding & Alarm Response services are provided at a fixed Fee competitive rate, so you can be sure whatever your budget, your asset will remain protected with our Key Holding & Alarm Response Service.


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