There is nothing worse than your business alarm going off in the middle of the night. In such cases,the staff member with the key,known as the key holder,will need to go to the business property and let the security company or other persons in. The fact that most of these alarms are false alarms will only add to your frustration and inconvenience.
When you utilise a keyholding company,they will dispatch someone to the property instead. This means that you can stay in bed when there is a midnight alarm,regardless of whether it is a false one or not. The service will also make sure that the property is fully secure.
If you have a member of staff holding the keys and they do not live very close to your business property,the reaction time of the security company will be compromised. Of course you can give the key to the staff member who lives closest to the business,they might not always be the employees that you want to choose,or who will even take it. The ideal solution is to use a keyholding service.
The reaction time will be better with a service because they are often placed close to business estates or have mobile patrols. If your business is in an industrial estate,they may have an office on the same estate. If your business is in the middle of town,the service may have an office there where your keys could be kept. It is important to note that you need to find out where your keys will be held before you hire the service to get the benefit of fastest reaction times.
The safety of your staff is important and this is something you need to consider when appointing someone as the keyholder. The keyholder could be in danger when they visit the site after the alarm goes off. This is true even when the security company is already present.
When you work with a keyholding service,they will have trained professionals going to your premises. They will be trained to stay safe in these situations and that is something you or your staff will be lacking. The training of the keyholding employee will also help them assess and remedy any other problems that could occur at your property.
Having Spare Keys
Most people do not consider the importance of having spare keys for their premises. This is actually vital because you never know when you might need some. A keyholding service will always have a copy of your keys that you can get at a moment’s notice.
As you can see keyholding services offer many benefits that you need to consider. These benefits include convenience and better reaction time. They also keep your staff safe and will make sure you always have a spare key if you need one.
For more information please see Caple Security Services