Key holding is an incredibly important service that covers insurance, but why do you need it?
A keyholding company will, in essence, be the first to respond to an alarm activation on your premises, given you have a service ongoing with the company. They monitor the situation 24/7 and any unexplained changes to the state of the alarm will be responded to by a visit from the keyholding company. This eliminates the possibility of getting hurt and minimises the threat of danger that is posed to yourself or employees who would otherwise have to respond to the incident. Due to ACPO policy, and with the likes of Health & Safety, the insurance complications and Corporate Manslaughter Act, the use of a key holding service is better ever more common in both the workplace and at home.
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What’s a fire risk assessment and why is it needed?
A fire is started from the combination of three separate elements: fuel, oxygen and an ignition source that will enable the chemical reaction of fuel and oxygen to ignite. A fire cannot get started if one of these key elements is missing, therefore, it’s important to take various steps in order to prevent these three elements combining in a deadly manner.
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Key holding and alarm response are important for property protection, but what are they?
A key holding and alarm response service offers you the ability to pass the responsibility of security breaches on your property into the hands of a third party. This allows you to keep yourself protected, minimising the risk to yourself or your staff by having a security team search the premises, ensuring that security is kept to a high standard and that the alarm is turned off. Residential properties can benefit from this service also, as home are left unattended during long periods of time in family holidays for example. So, just why should you consider using a key holding and alarm response service? We have a number of reasons below:
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Taking these security steps can lower your insurance premiums
High level security in your workplace or your home is what every wants and needs. You want to protect those you love and you want to make sure that all of your property is preserved. In most cases, your current security measures won’t have gone under review for a while, unless something has happened to your property that has forced you to change your efforts. Old routines are hard to break, so many will slip into their old ways when trying to enforce new security measures, whether that be at home or in the office. Security against break-ins, fireproofing and protecting valuables often becomes vulnerable due to the lack of care shown by many.
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What exactly is manned guarding?
A term that’s used in the security industry, manned guarding simply means the security guards that most people are familiar with. For example, manned guarding is those of us who give a physical presence to the industry of security, guarding properties and people in terms of criminal damage, assault and entry.
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With the ever increasing risk of theft and burglaries today, alarm and patrol services are an absolute must. This article will tell you just why it’s important to have these measures in place.
Alarm services, patrol guards and false alarms
With false alarms being raised often due to triggered alarms or false neighbour reports, this can add up to endless amounts of charges by the responding Police. So how can you combat this?
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Fire Risk Assessments
Ever wondered about the purpose of Fire Risk Assessments? What are they for? When should they be carried out? What happens if we don’t take the time to conduct one? Read on to find out…
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Some people think of security guards as hardmen enforcers in the mould of Vinnie Jones or Lenny Mclean – the sort of blokes you never mess with otherwise you get a slap. While most security guards are required to have a certain level of fitness and physical presence, they’re also selected according to an entirely different set of criteria. If you think you have what it takes, could you tick all the boxes below?
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