Much like alarm response services, key holding is a security solution that was once handled by an employee of the firm. Should anybody need legitimate access to your commercial property outside of office hours – police, fire service, and so on – they will have your key holder as their first point of contact. As with the alarm response role, this saw personnel walking into situations that were potentially dangerous. As a result, many companies choose a third-party provider to handle these duties.
Here at Marpol Security, we provide key holding solutions across Lancashire, including companies in Accrington, Atherton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Cleveleys, Clitheroe, Darwen, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Lytham St. Annes, Morecambe, Ormskirk, Oswaldtwistle, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Skelmersdale, and beyond.
As Lancashire’s leading provider of key holding services, we have much to offer companies across the county. Here are some of the services we provide:
Our mobile patrol units perform all keyholding duties, which includes alarm response. Acting as the first point of contact for your alarm company, they will be alerted of any security breaches and attend the property as soon as possible. They will liaise with police and the alarm company, providing access to the building, as required.
As well as security companies, other interested parties may require access to your premises. These include – but are not limited to – the local police and fire service, bomb disposal teams, and utility providers (in the event of a leak). Whomever needs to contact your keyholder, we guarantee they will be at the site within minutes to provide access to the building.
Once our keyholder is satisfied that their presence is no longer required, they will secure the building and draw up a report. This report will comprise their own observation and conclusions of the incident, incorporating statements from any emergency services staff or independent witnesses. Our management team will review the report in the first instance, to see if any improvements might be made to your security package. After that, it will be forwarded to you with our recommendations.