Protecting your property, whether residential or commercial, is something that concerns everyone, especially when the property is being left vacant for more than a few days. This can be of special interest to those who have a large property portfolio as many of these residences may be empty for a large part of the year.
At Keysure, we provide a local residential keyholding service to homeowners, which enables the fastest response times available. In accordance with British Standard BS7984, we can provide you with complete reassurance that your property is in expert hands, thanks to our professional staff who will attend and secure your home as and when required.
With national security at an all-time high, your property is more vulnerable than ever to theft, squatting or general vandalism and graffiti. Keysure guards can help in preventing all of these.
A property inspection can be the answer if you fall into the examples below:
– You’re out of the country for business or pleasure
– You have staff or contractors entering your home when you’re not there
– You own more than one property which can be unoccupied for long periods
– You live in a quiet, secluded area
How does it work?
Keysure will carry out inspections report on anything that may cause a threat to your property’s security such as closed-circuit camera obstructions, health and safety hazards or structural and aesthetic damage to the building and surrounding areas.
You may also be renovating your existing home or building from scratch, so you are staying elsewhere, but you require contractors to have access to the property at any given time. This is when a property inspection is necessary, to make sure the property is safe as well as secure, to ensure that your insurance covers you in case of any break ins or damage to your property.
All windows and doors are inspected for signs of intrusion and security measures checked for tampering. We also provide a meter reading service if required.
Uniformed mobile patrol officers on patrol at your home are an incredibly effective crime deterrent, making your home less attractive to burglars and trespassers. The officers visit the premises as frequently as it is agreed with you. The frequency can vary from a number of times in a day to several times a month, depending on your needs and the type of premises involved.
Mobile security officers are also back-up for key holding services, they react to alarm activations and carry out locking and unlocking of premises, as well as welfare checks for vulnerable residents.
How does it work?
At Keysure we can provide patrols of your property at either random or prearranged times, acting as a visual deterrent to would-be offenders but also to ensure that windows and doors are properly secured, avoiding a window of opportunity to crime.
This service is available to individual homeowners, but it can also be suitable for Neighbourhood Watch schemes and gated communities, or anywhere where homeowners residing in the same street want to join forces in securing their homes, as our response is generally quicker than the police.
Should a break-in occur, a fast response is crucial and Keysure’s patrol guards will confidently liaise with police and emergency services, as well as carry out all appropriate checks of the premises to find the cause of the alarm activation prior to compiling a detailed incident report.
Alongside our other property protection services, we also offer an emergency keyholding service. We securely keep a set of keys to your property and become the on-call key-holder for any alarm activations or for emergency services 24 hours a day, or even if it’s just to let contractors in.
Your keys are stored, unmarked, in accordance with British Standard BS7984, giving you the reassurance that any alarm response, lost key service, access to approved contractors and the likes, is completely covered by Keysure, without any disruption to you.
Keysure’s reliable and secure key holding service will appear as the primary key holder with your alarm receiving centre (ARC), so a guard will be deployed immediately to visit your property, not only to thoroughly investigate and completely re-ensure your property, but also to provide you with a comprehensive report on the causes of the activation and any action taken.
How does it work?
When an alarm is activated at your property, the alarm device is programmed to alert the ARC, and for key-holder response alarms, the operator will contact your pre-selected list of key-holders in priority order.
Normally, as the property owner, you would be the first person the ARC operator would phone. If there is no response from you, the operator would then proceed to call the next key-holder on your list until they reach someone and inform them of the alarm activation.
With the Keysure keyholding service, we will be the first key holding contact and could be at the property typically within 20 minutes.
Research tells us there is a burglary on average every 37 seconds in the UK, with 1m attempted or carried out every year.
As much as 20% of British homes experience more than one incident each year and 13% are even burgled twice. It’s believed that most incidents happen during the night, however, daytime burglaries are on the increase too, especially in secluded areas.
How does it work?
In the event the alarm is deemed false, Keysure’s response officers will attend your home, conduct a full security audit of the premises, reset your alarm, check all the points of entry to your home and ensure that all the locks are engaged and windows are locked.
If the alarm activation is confirmed as genuine, our officers will immediately attend, arrive on-site quickly, and carry out all the agreed security procedures to secure your property and the police will also be notified.
In case of any damage to the property, Keysure officers will liaise with the police and approved contractors on your behalf and will remain on site until the property has been made secure. A record of our attendance at your property will be generated and communicated to you, detailing times, causes and action taken.