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Security Advantages To Outsourcing Your Key Holding This Christmas

First things first, what is it? Not everyone can be at their commercial property all the time, especially during the Christmas holidays when endless chocolate, pigs in blankets and family fun is going on. However, what if there is an emergency and there is nobody on site at the time? This is when key holding comes to benefit your business. By allowing a trustworthy third party security supplier to have access to your building, it will mean a qualified professional can check the premises with particular attention to anything that looks suspicious. Due to being a trained officer, they will be able to effectively check the building and can take appropriate action if needed.


When dealing with key holding there are even more benefits if you decide to outsource to an experienced company with an emphasis on maintaining a safe environment.


  1. Experienced and trained professional guards have the knowledge on how to deal with a serious situation, either to the property or to human life. They could manually trigger an alarm if the system fails to automatically trigger, limiting the amount of damage as well as contacting the emergency services quicker. The key holder will undertake both internal and external patrols, leaving no room for criminals to exploit.
  2. A third party security company means there will be eliminated risk to your own staff who could actually be more vulnerable than helpful in a security breach. Your employees will have peace of mind knowing professionals are in charge of their safety, therefore increase morale and productivity. This also means your personal staff will not be affected by the calls that occur any time of day. We are sure they would not appreciate a 2 am phone call to check the building, to then return for their 9-5 job.

  3. Fast response times are essential for key holding to be effective, people who are not experienced or dedicated to the role may not have as much get up and go as a trained security guard would have. The ability to arrive at the scene quickly could mean criminals then have to abort the crime and can also prevent future attacks as they know there will always be a security presence on site.

  4. There are also financial benefits to outsourcing. Insurance companies may provide lower premiums as they know you have hired a professional team who know how to deal with serious situations effectively with minimal risk. If you inform your insurance provider you are conducting this service in-house they may even raise prices as they know from previous experience it is not as effective.


Here at WINNS Services, we provide several different security services for companies based on your time and budget. We have been established for over two decades and have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience from this. Our staff are all carefully hand-picked by us to suit your company's needs.

For more information about WINNS Security Services or to book our security services please contact us on 01702 719100 or or email us at info@winnsservices.co.uk.

 WINNS Christmas Security - Key Holding

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