Assured 24 provides companies across Scotland with an industry leading and highly affordable key holding and alarm response service.
When you entrust the keys to your business to Assured 24 we will use them to save you a whole lot of stress, time, and money.
When you choose our key holding services you will be ensuring a professional response to all alarm activations on your business site, keeping your staff out of harms way in the event of an emergency situation, and complying with all your lone working and ACPOS obligations.
Assured 24 key holding services include:
- 24/7 response to alarm activations by a professionally trained SIA licensed security officer
- Routine opening and closing of the premises at the start and end of the working day
- Security sweeps of the premises to ensure it is secure
- Providing tradespeople with access to the site when you cannot attend
- A detailed report of any incidents that occurred and how they were dealt with.
- Direct communication with the emergency services
Save money and time with Assured 24
If you, or another nominated staff member attends an alarm activation at night which turns out to be a false alarm, there will likely be a noticeable drop off in productivity the next day due to tiredness, harming your business in the long-term.
If the alert is a real threat, you could be putting your staff in a seriously dangerous situation without the skills or knowledge to deal with it.
Either way, it makes a lot more sense to use assured 24’s key holding and rapid response service to deal with all alarm activations, keeping your site secure all night long and saving your organisation a huge amount of inconvenience, risk, time, and money.
Comply with ACPOS
If you wish to have a police response to monitored alarm activations on your business premises, you will need to comply fully with Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) Policy.
This policy requires a premises to have two named key holders in place who are able to attend the property within 20 minutes of being notified. These individuals must be trained to operate the alarm system and be capable of accessing all areas of the site.
Whilst you can nominate yourself or your staff for this role, entrusting the role to a highly trained security officer from Assured 24 will ensure that the person responding to security threats has the training and experience to do so safely and effectively.
Comply with lone working obligations
If you manage a business where your site is vacant for prolonged periods or tradespeople need access out-of-hours when there is no-one else on site, Assured 24 will ensure that you comply with the Health and Safety Executive guidance on risks of lone working.
We will provide access to your site for authorised tradesmen if needed, and stay on site whilst they carry out their work. Once they leave, we will secure the site and lock up once again, activating the alarm system and keeping you updated once this has been done.
Why use our key holding services?
At Assured 24, our key holding service has been designed to save you as much time, money, and inconvenience as possible.
Just some of the biggest benefits of having a key holding and alarm response service in place include:
Protect your staff
As a company you need a nominated key holder who will respond to open and close the property at the start and end of the working day, conduct an internal check of the premises to ensure there have been no security breaches, and respond to any alarm activations that occur.
Using the professional key holding service of the security experts here at Assured 24 will prevent you from having to nominate your own staff for this role. You never know what you will face when attending an alarm activation and putting staff with no experience of security or dealing with external threats in this situation could have dire consequences.
Professional response to alarm activations
Not only will our key holding service save you from putting your own or your staff’s lives at risk in the event of a serious incident, it will also ensure that whatever emergency does occur is dealt with in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Our expertly trained alarm response team will use the keys you provide us with to access your business site if an alarm is detected and have all the skills and equipment required to deal with a wide variety of different threats.
Theft, vandalism, and arson are all relatively common causes of alarm activations and it is vital that these intrusions are dealt with in real time to avoid the loss of assets and expensive property damage. A reliable service from a security alarm company such as Assured 24 will give you peace of mind that you have the best possible response plan in place for all eventualities.
Close contact with the emergency services
As a respected security firm in Scotland, we deal with the local police, fire brigade, and other emergency services on a pretty regular basis.
If required, we will contact the emergency services directly, informing them about the situation at hand, giving them access to your site, and working with them to resolve the issues.
Save money on security
Hiring round the clock security guards is expensive, and simply not possible for many small-medium sized businesses. Key holding services ensure that security threats are dealt with promptly and by a security expert, without the need for 24/7 manned guarding to be in place.