Business owners and managers always have an eagle eye on the bottom line, so when something can be handled in-house there’s an understandably strong temptation to save on costs.
Whilst many non-core activities can be adequately handled by existing site personnel, there are a number of areas where it definitely pays to enlist the services of a professional.
And this is certainly true when it comes to Security and, more specifically, keyholding.
What exactly is keyholding?
Keyholding is where a company has trained personnel keep hold of a spare key to their building. The key is kept in a safe and secure vehicle and has its own unique code known only to trusted individuals who can react promptly to any out-of-hours incidents upon your behalf and take the most appropriate action. They are also at hand to assist in the event of your own keys being lost or stolen, or to allow access to cleaning or maintenance staff and contractors overnight.
Having professional assistance on-call 24/7
In essence, enlisting the services of a professional keyholder is like having someone on-call to visit your premises as and when you need them to, with the added advantage that they have the training, skills and experience to deal with anything they may encounter when they get there.
False alarms, break-ins, acts of vandalism, natural emergencies – all can be dealt with by your keyholder without the need for you or any members of your staff to have the inconvenience or potential risk associated with attending the site.
And for those businesses who have regular late working or full nightshifts within their premises, what better way to have employees feel safe and secure, especially when the location is remote or sited in a particularly problematic area.
Reducing costs whilst providing priceless peace of mind
In conjunction with a good alarm system, keyholding can remove the need to have permanent security personnel on-site or on regular patrol of your premises. The fact that the keyholders are mobile means that they can respond to any security breaches or other emergencies quickly, regardless of the time of day or night.
As well as reducing the overall level of risk of harm and injury to yourself or your staff, the keyholder will be able to apply their training and knowledge to address whatever needs to be done – including dealing with thieves, reporting any crimes and resetting alarm systems to leave premises protected.
Foremost Security offering protection for premises and staff
At Foremost Security we understand the value of knowing that your business is in safe hands when you can’t be there – or even when something unexpected happens at the very worst time. Professional keyholding is just one of the wide range of security services we offer our clients, letting them get on with what they do best whilst we look after the safety of their assets and their people.