September 22nd, 2017

Lockup and Unlock Services: What Keyholding Can Do For Your Business

Lockup and Unlock Services: What Keyholding Can Do For Your Business

What locking and unlocking services can do for your business

Keeping your business safe is one of your most important responsibilities as a business owner. There are several ways you can do this, such as ensuring you have secure door locks, or investing in quality alarms and CCTV systems. However, one of the most effective methods of business security is actually one of the least well known: locking and unlocking services.


How lock and unlock services work for businesses

The idea behind lock and unlock services is straightforward: rather than unlocking and locking up your business yourself, or giving your staff this responsibility, a trained security professional will attend your premises to do it for you.

A keyholder can visit your property at any time to lock or unlock your doors, whether your business is open 9 to 5, or at more irregular hours. These services are especially helpful for businesses which have staff working late at night, or coming and going at unusual times; our routine visits can be as flexible as you need them to be.

In the same way, locking and unlocking services are perfect for companies who operate out of larger premises, such as warehouses or business parks, where it may be difficult for a departing employee to know if they are the last person on site.

This service may sound simple, but there are many ways it can benefit your business.


Avoid giving keys to too many people

There are many reasons you might not want to give out more keys, and if you’ve ever wondered if there’s a way to ensure the physical safety of your business without giving out keys to potentially untrusted parties, you’re not alone.

Entrusting your employees with keys to your business property could prove a liability for your business’ security. Regardless of how much you trust them, your staff are not trained security professionals. Therefore, it makes no sense to put the safety of your business in their hands. The professional Key Guards at CMS Keyholding, on the other hand, are SIA approved and thoroughly trained which means they are fully capable of taking every measure not only to make sure that your door is locked, but that your business is safe.

Finally, if you keep cutting keys whenever another member of staff joins the team, you’ll find it difficult to keep track of where all the keys are, particularly if a member of staff leaves. Enlisting the services of a professional keyholding company, takes care of all these considerations and helps you avoid all the associated security risks. Furthermore, a patented key registration system will go a long way in making sure that you can easily keep track of all the duplicate keys to your property.


Lock and unlock services mean someone else can lock up for you

There are many occasions on which someone else locking up is preferable to having to do it yourself, or leaving it to your staff. As mentioned, larger working facilities are particularly suited to this. You don’t want to task your employees with having to scour the entire premises to make sure they are, indeed, the last member of staff present before locking up. But you don’t want to have to do that yourself either.

That’s where our trained Key Guards come in. They can scout the building for you to ensure no one gets locked in by accident. Key Guards can also check the premises for open windows, unlocked doors, unsecured fire exits and other security hazards, to ensure that your place of business is not just locked, but secure. As well as keeping you safer, having someone else lock up your business means you and your staff can leave the building much faster, with the time-consuming task of closing up shop comfortably placed in someone else’s hands.


Hire trained professionals to manage your security system

Most high-security alarm systems are complex to arm and disarm. There can be keycodes, key fobs, or even fingerprints scanners and visual identification. Training each member of staff to use these as they arrive and leave the building will be difficult, time-consuming, and impractical. It’s best to place the responsibility for managing a security system with security experts, who are properly trained to deal with security systems and lockup/unlock procedures.

Contact us today to find out how CMS Keyholding can benefit your business beyond alarm response and professional keyholding.

by sarah