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Keyholding

What is Key Holding?

Alarm monitoring and mobile response

Do you have a ’24 hour monitored alarm system’? If not, you may be interested in our Mobile Security Visit service.

If you do have a monitored alarm system then you will know:

Police Requirements
The ACPO Policy (Association of Chief Police Officers) requires that every alarmed premises must have at least two keyholders, one must be available and have transport. Each keyholder must be contactable and have transport at all times. They must be able to respond quickly to an attendance request, day or night. Should you not comply with these requirements; the Police will withdraw response from your premises. Your alarm receiving centre is not allowed to inform the Police of any alarm activations unless the keyholding information is available.

How the Key Holding Service works

If your alarm system is activated, the company dispatches mobile security personnel to ensure the safety of your property and/or people.

By deploying Crimewatch Security Limited as your first response key holder we will safeguard a set of your keys, in accordance with British Standard and we will be ‘on-call’ for any alarm activation or emergency response service that you require, during your ‘out of hours’ times.

Your keys are stored, unmarked, at our local key holding Service Centre or mobile unit, in accordance with regulatory standards.

Remove the worry

We take over the responsibility of attending your premises, outside of your normal working hours, when your alarm system is triggered during these times and therefore taking away the risk to you or your employees being exposed to a potentially dangerous situation. This allows you and your staff to concentrate on the day to day running of your business.

Added Value Service

  • As soon as you hand your keys over to Crimewatch Security Limited you can guarantee we will respond to any alarm call, attend to any emergency and complete external checks to safeguard against criminal damage whilst, primarely, ensuring the overall safety of your building and your staff.
  • You can also be sure that if needs be, our security guards will liaise with the emergency services on your behalf making it their business to protect your business.
  • Should the need arise we can also arrange to provide experts to board up windows and doors, we can even carry out emergency repairs to completely secure your building from future intruders.
  • What’s more, for added confirmation that the security service we have implemented is working effectively and efficiently we will also provide you with a detailed report of every alarm response we attend and the action taken to guarantee you’re getting the best value for money.
  • We guarantee an immediate response to all alarm/CCTV activations and, if necessary, secure your property by our SIA trained and licensed, reliable and committed security staff.


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