Why Keyholding is Essential

Why keyholding is essential for building security

August 01, 2018

Protecting staff and property is a challenge faced by businesses of all sizes. And if a security breach does happen, a rapid response to an alarm is often what makes the difference between stopping an intruder and a staff member facing a break-in.

With rapid alarm response, keyholding from Foremost Security allows your business to be protected even if you’re not there and gives additional peace of mind. Our keyholders support businesses across the East Midlands, including in Leicester and Derby, as well as further afield.

Find out how we can make your business more secure through keyholding and alarm response.

How a keyholding service works

Keyholding can be a valuable business security system. With a spare set of keys to your office, outlet or unit secured within a protected vehicle, there is less risk of them being lost or stolen. And keyholding also offers peace of mind for lone workers, as trained security guards will be swiftly on hand to help should someone try to break in to the premises.

Safety and peace of mind are vital to us at Foremost Security, which is why our guards are trained to handle any security situation, and react swiftly to any alarm activation.

Our keyholding solution is delivered in accordance with the BS9784 Quality Standard, meaning that you can be assured that it is completely secure for your business.

Keyholding and health & safety procedures

In any business, there are sure to be times when your staff members need to work alone. These could be when they arrive first thing in the morning or if they have to look after the office on their own when other staff members are absent.

Even if you have 1 or 50 people working in your business, keyholding and alarm response can form an essential part of promoting health & safety in your workplace. By having someone trained in security ready to react in the event of a break-in or intruder situation, your team will always be protected when they need it most.

Of course, each business will have its own unique procedures when it comes to security. Keyholding is designed to be an additional level to these existing protocols and if you find that you need additional protection, it can be easily implemented to your requirements.

Prevention is better than cure

The impact of a break-in goes beyond the financial costs – it’s sure to leave an emotional impact on your staff members. Ensuring that a break-in is quickly iradicated is one of the best ways to protect your property and people, and this is where keyholding supports you.

Our keyholding guards are trained to react to any alarm activation, no matter what the cause.

From locking doors and double-checking windows or other access points, keyholding provides an extra level of security for your business, even after everyone has gone home for the day.

The highest level of protection across Leicester and the East Midlands

Nothing matters more to us than the protection of your organisation and the people who work there. That’s why our keyholding solution comes accredited by various regulatory bodies within building security.

As an approved contractor with the Security Industry Authority (SIA), we follow close guidelines and we’re also accredited by Safecontractor which recognises only the highest standards of business security.

Over the years, our team has provided security and reassurance to businesses in and around Leicester, as well as in other areas of the East Midlands, delivering an effective service every time.

Can we help protect your business?

Keyholding is an ideal solution if you’re looking to add another level to your business protection. Our experts will assess your property and advise you on the right solution for your needs.

To learn about our services in Leicester, contact our office on 0116 344 0313 or send us a message.

By Foremost Security Team

The articles published by the Foremost Sercurity Team include contributions from the entire office team. We try to keep our clients, and the people who may become our clients one day, informed about general premises security issues and news and local news which might affect their organisations.

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