'We have been using a1 Security in excess of 10 years now and have always found the service to be excellent. Their flexibility ensures our needs are met at a very competitive rate. The quality of the guards they have deployed to us is always very good and we find that should we alter our requirements they are dealt with professionally and swiftly'.
Martin Iles - General Manager
Keyholding Alarm Response
A simple solution to a modern day problem.
Our key holding and alarm response services are managed in accordance with BS7984. We developed the first key holding and alarm response course in the UK to ensure our staff met the amended BS7984 standard. This course has been approved by Skills for Security and through our training division, we have trained this course nationally to other security providers.
Minimise the risks of an unsecured building.
Our patrol officers can visit and check your premises for those elementary risks that employees leaving the premises may expose your facility to day by day, such as open windows, lights left on and unlocked external doors.
Minimise the risk of intruder stowaways.
Patrol officers can ensure that your premises are completely evacuated at the end of each day. Checks can be made to parked lifts, toilets, storerooms and other stowaway havens to ensure that no unwanted visitors are on your premises.
Minimise the probability of fire and flood damage.
Patrol officers inspection teams can ensure that non essential electrical equipment is turned off over night and by carrying out frequent inspections, can also ensure that the risk of consequential damage from vandalism or flood is minimised.
Eliminate key holding responsibility to employees and ensure you comply with the HSE Lone Worker Policy.
Patrol officers can manage the first-line key holding on your present key holder’s behalf in compliance with Police and BS 7499 requirements, by providing response to alarm activations and dealing with the situation in accordance with your instructions.
This service eliminates the risk to employees of intruder confrontation, next day employee fatigue, the risk of committing drink driving offences by key holders, and ensures you comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Did you know?
90% alarm activations are false. Police have limited their response and ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) intruder alarm policy 1995 affects you;
- ACPO have defined and limited levels of Police response.
- Only alarm systems providing electronic verification will receive a response.
- Any company causing a sequence of false alarms will be downgraded and may receive no Police response at all.