There are few things worse than your business alarm going off a 1am in the morning. In these situations,the person 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 service,they will dispatch someone to the property instead. This means that you can stay at home when there is a midnight alarm,whether it is a false one or not. The service will also ensure 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. While you can give the key to the staff member who lives closest to the business,they might not always be a person that you want to choose,or who will even take it. The best solution will be to use a keyholding service.
In such instances the reaction time will be better with a service because they are often located close to business estates or have mobile patrols. If your business is in an industrial estate,the service may have an office on the same estate. If your business is in the centre 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 a keyholder. The keyholder will be in danger when they visit the site after the alarm call. This is true even if 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 instances and that is something you or your staff will be lacking. The training of the service employee will also help them assess and remedy any other problems that could occur at your property.
Having Spare Keys
Many 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 them. 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 a lot of benefits that you need to know about. These benefits include convenience and better reaction time. They also keep your staff safe and will ensure you always have a spare key if you want one.
For more information please see Caple Security Services