According to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the primary key holder to a property should be able to respond within 20 minutes when an intruder alarm is activated.
Currently, police only attend an alarm activation once it has been ‘confirmed’ – that is to say that the alarm must be activated in multiple zones in sequence, or an eyewitness must be able to confirm that police presence is required.
While this protocol allows the police to confirm the necessity of their attendance, it requires the Alarm Receiving Centre to receive and make two separate notifications of an alarm being triggered – notifying the key holder upon the first activation, and the police on the second.
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What is Keyholding?
Keyholding is a specialist security service where a contracted security firm holds a set of keys to your commercial premises — in a secure, off-site location — to be used in the event of a security breach.
Our operatives are trained in keyholding security services and we have Approved Contractor Status (ACS) for our keyholding services. Check out our article on the benefits of Keyholding here.
Using a qualified, trusted security contractor like the SES Group as your primary keyholding company means we’ll attend your site on after notification of the alarm, patrolling the area and taking any necessary action, with all findings and processes reported and fed back to you.
We cover London, Birmingham & across the Midlands, so for more information about our keyholding services, contact us today and we’ll be more than happy to help.