Reasons for businesses to use a Key Holding service
Security is something that ALL businesses should think about. The level of service you require may depend on the size of your business as well as the sector the business operates in and what this entails.
Security services come in a range of forms. No doubt you will want your premises alarmed then the next step is hiring a key holding company who will respond to your alarm being activated. This will take the aggravation out of responding to alarm activations and will mean that you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by false alarms. Whilst false alarms do happen, and it is no doubt frustrating being called out in the middle of the night only to find the alarm has been triggered by a door not quite closed fully. You may also wish to consider patrol services as these make an excellent deterrent to any potential intruders.
Security Management South West Ltd are one of the fastest growing mobile security companies in the Southwest, and could help protect your business, offering services such as key holding, alarm response,mobile patrols and premises locks and unlocks and operate in the Devon and Cornwall area.
Protection has always been far too important to leave to chance, so leave it to us!
The top reason for hiring a key holding company has to the safety of yourself, your staff and your business. As a business owner, it is likely that you are the main key holder. This can be a great burden, as you will always have to be prepared for a phone call telling you that your alarm has gone off. Whilst a call in the middle of the night can be extremely annoying, what if you travelled 50 miles to visit family one evening? Even with a second key holder, you cannot guarantee that they will be available at the time the alarm sounds. . Is this really a burden that you want to put on one of your employees? Not to mention the danger you could be putting them in. If you or a member of your staff turned up and the intruder was still there, would you know what to do? Or would you just be putting yourself at risk?
Hiring a professional takes these worries away. Security Management South West’s key holding service combined with their alarm response service will see a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed officer sent to respond to your intruder alarm activation from a rapid response unit, ensuring that somebody is there as quickly as possible. If there has been an intrusion, the officer will know exactly what to do and will not put themselves at risk. They will co-ordinate with the police and will not leave the site until your premises have been secured.
If you have multiple premises or spend a lot of time out on the road you may find the lock and unlock service handy. It can be difficult to know who you can and can’t trust with the keys for your business premises. Do you give keys to all of your staff, or a select few? If you give keys to only a select few people, they are burdened with having to be the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. Whilst they can take it in turns to do this, in times of staff holidays or sickness it can be burdensome to those left to manage. It could also mean that the person with the keys is left on their own at the end of the day to lock up, which is not desirable, as any potential intruder could quickly become familiar with the time of day the premises is locked up and would be able to work out if there is somebody left on their own at the end of the day. If you give a set of keys to each member of staff, not only are you placing a great amount of trust into each of them, there are more sets of keys to potentially go missing. If a set does go missing there are more sets to replace, which becomes expensive. As the risk goes up, so does the cost of re-securing your premises.
The lock and unlock service means that a licensed officer will arrive to unlock your premises and then return to lock up at a time to suit you. For small businesses it takes away some of the worry about lone working, as nobody will be left on their own to lock up at the end of the day, there will always be a trained professional there with them.
The above are all compelling reasons to hire a key holding company. You cannot put a price on the personal safety of yourself and your staff, and whilst your business can be insured, you cannot prevent loss of reputation that would quickly follow an intrusion.
Security Management South West Ltd are an excellent choice for business in the Devon and Cornwall area, as we will keep both your keys and premises safe and act quickly upon the sound of an alarm. Our combined background of over 40 years in the security industry will give you the peace of mind that we know exactly what we are doing, and will take care of your business in the best possible way. Security Without Compromise