Securing your business premises should be the number one priority. As a company owner, you are responsible for people, property, and equipment and you should never compromise on the quality of your security protection.
However, many business owners are unsure of the best way to provide high levels of business premises security. One solution that Oxford security services companies recommend is a keyholder service or alarm response provision. Here’s why you need to protect your business with the help of a professional security company.
What is an Alarm Response Service?
Alarm response involves an external security company being responsible for dealing with an alarm call at your place of work. The role may also involve a key holding responsibility. This is where the company holds keys to your premises so that they can enter and check the safety of the building in the event of an alarm or other alerts.
Here are some of the benefits of an alarm response service
Fast, Reliable Response at Any Time of the Day or Night
It is not always possible to have an employee on call at all hours of the day or night in case the alarm sounds at your business. The employee needs to be paid at an out of hours rate, and not many people are likely to want to take on the role anyway, as it involves potentially unsociable hours of work. Also, can you rely 100 per cent on a member of staff to take on such a vital responsibility? With an external security company handling your alarm response, you can relax knowing that there will be someone on the scene no matter what time it is. They will be there in all weathers, and they will turn up quickly. This is a service you can rely upon and one that provides peace of mind. You minimise the risk of theft, property damage and anti-social behaviour on your site.
Maintaining Health and Safety
When you hire an alarm call specialist you also protect your staff, who will not need to be present at an alarm in a potentially dangerous situation. Safeguarding your workers is a top priority. Allowing them to attend a break-in or another crime will put them in harm’s way and will cause them considerable stress. They may need to take time off for medical reasons. You avoid these situations when you outsource your alarm call response.
Expert and Experienced Assistance
A professional security firm knows how to respond to the various threats or issues that could arise. An employee does not have this skill set and could inflame the situation. By using a professional firm, you avoid the risk of mistakes and get everything under control more quickly. Security firms also deal with any paperwork and issues arising from the incident in a professional manner.
By using a security firm, you send the message to would-be thieves that your building is protected. Cut the risk of opportunist thefts and maintain a high level of surveillance by introducing an alarm response and key holder set-up to protect your company and its assets.