Security for serviced accommodation / multi-tenancy buildings including residential & offices
The Foremost Security team has a wide experience of providing security this type of building with over 70 contracts across the East Midlands. Covering both:
- residential properties – including student accommodation, professional’s flats and apartments, a few Airbnb like properties
- offices – including small one man and his dog set-ups to larger multi-department office set-ups.
Security services for multi-tenancy properties
Landlords of multi-tenancy properties use security services because it can be onerous to service the buildings and tenants without professional support.
The range of situations needing an on-site response include:
- managing ‘Welfare Response’ situations such as complaints of noisy neighbours
- letting tenants into their accommodation when they have mislaid their keys
- responding to, investigating and addressing any issues arising from alarm activations – both intruder and fire
Covering these issues can leave the landlord and the usually small in-house teams struggling to cope unsupported.
As well as providing the uniformed personel to deal with such issues in a timely fashion, Foremost ensures that all patrol staff have been trained to deal with people in a non-confrontational fashion to ensure that issues don’t escalate.
The essential benefits of an external security provider
Maximising tenant service
Increasing the resources available to support your tenants – improves speed of response and consequently minimises the problems a slow response could cause.
Protecting your staff
Preventing your staff members from being put on the ‘front-line’ responding to alarms or answering welfare response calls. This reduces the number of out-of-hours call-outs they face and uses trained professionals to minimise interpersonal problems which can arise in some situations.
Having uniformed security personnel visiting your premises acts as a deterrent to both external people and, we have found, tenants too.
Knowing a professional will arrive in a timely fashion stops many from transgressing.
Reduce costs / increase flexibility
In-house staffing of security services is one option for multi-tenancy buildings and it can, sometimes, be cost and resource effective. However, historically the use of external resources for the manning of security reduces headaches and cost for many, if not most such businesses.
When you factor in the flexibility available from your professional security provider – outsourcing is generally significantly less expensive and more flexible than providing the same services using in-house staff.
Residential accommodation blocks are often managed according to a ‘three-strike rule’ or something similar. In these cases the tenant is allowed a pre-set number of transgressions within a timeframe before some sanction is taken against them.
By using a security service to undertake the response to whatever situations arise the landlord keeps a distance from the direct problem. Using the reports provided by the security personnel the landlord can then address the tenant with much of the heat of the situation removed.
Landlords of multi-tenant office buildings often use Foremost for keyholding / alarm responses, and sometimes lock & unlock services, for the communal areas of the premises.
It is common to find that some of the tenants also use Foremost for the same services for their office spaces.
“Reliable and professional – Foremost have always assisted Unipol with fast response and quality staff.”
Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.
Lock & Unlock
More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.
Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.
Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.
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Lenton Lane Industrial Estate
Nottingham, NG7 2TR, UK