Historically, Keyholding in the commercial sector has been appointed to a trusted member of staff or owner, but with the pressure to attend the premises within a specific time-frame, liaise with Police, and with concerns in todays current climate for the safety of the lone worker, increasingly the services of professional Security Keyholders have been sought.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and revised Health & Safety responsibilities are now forcing employers to review their keyholding and response arrangements.
The ACPO guidelines require at least 2 keyholders to be available within 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Employers Duty of Care places stringent requirements upon the employer to protect their employees. Without the correct training, support or insurance, anyone responding to an alarm could result in being vulnerable to accident or attack and the employer guilty of negligence.
HomeGuard Security work within a specific geographical area to fulfill all Police requirements, covering Knutsford, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Holmes Chapel, Congleton, Northwich and Macclesfield areas, to maintain a service second to none.
Our security company offers 24 hour 365 days a year, Keyholding and Intruder Alarm Response service throughout Cheshire & South Manchester. If you premises Fire alarm is also linked, this too can be covered.
Should a break in occur we would liaise with Police and forensics, and a member of our staff would arrange for the property to be made secure. If your protocol requires us to contact you, this will be done after police have been called to ensure everyone`s safety.
A record of our attendance is always left and follow up calls made to remedy problems if necessary.
For larger offices HomeGuard Security can open and close the premises on a daily, weekly or ad-hoc basis.
This would entail opening and disarming the alarm, a morning check of the offices, lighting any areas required, thus allowing a quick start to your working day. In the evening we would complete a final sweep of the building ensuring all exits and windows were secure, all lights extinguished and all personnel, including other contractors such as cleaners, have vacated the premises. Alarm armed and building secure.
This service allows your business to be more flexible with early starts, late or weekend opening/closing, posing no problem. We can even arrange a member of our staff to stay on the premises if only one or two staff stay late and you feel they need that extra protection.
We can arrange patrols in marked Response vehicles at vulnerable hours.
Additionally, we can also provide Fire Alarm Testing and recording services on a weekly/monthly basis.
All our Commercial packages can be tailor made to suit large and small Businesses, and we aim to be both competitive and deliver to the highest standards.
Call us now to see how we can be part of your successful team from as little as £1 per day.