Shield Security (UK) Ltd

Key Holding

We provide high security key holding combined with rapid alarm response services across the north of England.

What is Keyholding?

Put your keys in the hands of trained, reliable security personnel.

Keyholding is a specialist security service where a Shield Security holds a set of keys to your commercial premises — in a secure, off-site location — to be used in the event of a security breach. Keyholding puts the responsibility of responding to a security issue, such as a burglary, in the hands of trained, reliable security personnel.

1. Discuss your requirements

Contact us and talk to our security experts so they to gather all information required to put together a conclusive security proposal.

2. Site security audit

Once you're happy with our plan of action, we'll visit the site you're wanting to secure to finalise the plans with a site audit.

3. Property secure

All personnel servicing your contract are provided with comprehensive training to ensure service delivery.

How does keyholding work?

A professional keyholding service involves a specialist security firm taking the first-response duties on themselves. They will have a set of keys to access your premises, locked up securely at their own centre of operations, and will use them to gain access to the building in the event of an emergency. That means, if in the middle of the night an emergency occurs, you’re not forcing a member of staff to respond: you’re leaving it to a security professional.

Guaranteed response

Keyholding is known as a ‘control room service’. That means, when an intruder alarm is activated at your business, our control room is alerted immediately. Our control room is manned 24/7 by on-alert security personnel, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Consider how much more efficient this is than leaving the responsibility to a 9-5 employee, who will be at home and will have a vastly more laboured response time.

Frequently Asked Questions

More information on Shield Security UK LTD key holding.

Keyholding is the responsibility of looking after keys for a business or organisation. Sometimes this is a senior employee or a chosen rota of employees but often a security team. Responsible for opening up and locking down the premises, the keyholder is also the first point of contact in the case of an emergency. When an alarm is triggered, they are the first people to respond.

Outsourcing your keyholding comes with a number of benefits for your business. Not least because you know that any alarm activation will be attended by someone who is experienced in how to react.

As well as this safety factor, there’s also the convenience which senior staff will benefit from, knowing their business is in safe hands while they’re away from the office.

A position of responsibility, an internal keyholder is often a senior employee or better a specialist security company. Because they are required to respond quickly should an alarm be triggered. As they are accountable for correctly locking up and setting alarm systems, characteristics that would make for a good keyholder include being highly conscientious, responsible and dependable.

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