Alarm Response and Keyholding Service

Alarm Response – what you need to know

Our Alarm Response and Keyholding Service removes both risk and inconvenience of having to respond to out of hours activations. The response service can be linked to any device capable of sending a signal out to an alarm receiving centre, whether that’s your intruder, fire or panic alarm, or even reacting to events caught on your monitored CCTV system.

Keyholding – what you need to know

All keys are securely logged and stored in line with BS7984, giving you added peace of mind. Alarm Response and Keyholding services ensure that when your alarm is activated, an experienced fully trained and licensed Security Response Officer will carry out a full external and internal inspection to ensure that your property is safe.

  • A full activation report will be sent to you following the response.
  • You will receive expert advice on the security of your premises.

We don’t have to hold your keys to provide alarm response services. Keys can be held at your property in a Key Safe, or you may wish for us to rendezvous with one of your staff members to respond in line with lone worker regulations.


Our alarm response and keyholding services remove both inconvenience and risk associated with out of hours alarm activations. Our response service is there to carry out the tasks for you.

We are experts in handling these sorts of situations and are available around the clock to deal with the problem quickly and effectively. By using these services, it will improve the health and safety of you and your employees and reduce the overall threat to your property.

Fast and Flexible 24/7 Response

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Unfortunately, it is not always feasible to have employees on call if there is a security issue at your premises, especially if you only operate during normal working hours and, therefore, don’t have people in the building late at night. By using the services of ARK for keyholding and alarm response, you can depend on high quality and well-trained officer, to arrive immediately on-site in the event of an emergency or break-in, thereby minimising the possibility of damage and theft. You can enjoy complete peace of mind that ARK Security will provide round the clock protection throughout the year with little to no disruption to you or your members of staff.

Health and Safety Improved

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As a responsible employer, safeguarding your workers will be high on your priority list. By allowing one of your employees to respond to a break-in or crime on your premises, you are potentially putting them in harm’s way. By utilising the services of ARK Security’s officers for your keyholding and alarm response requirements, you are benefitting from a team that is specifically trained to safely handle security problems; they will be able to make snap decisions that diffuse the situation and prevent further danger.

Expert Situation Handling

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This leads us on to the next advantage of outsourcing your keyholding and alarm response – expertise and experience. ARK Security is experts in security after being in business for nearly 30 years, we boast the knowledge and experience of working with a variety of security systems, quickly getting to grips with your particular set up. Our experts will understand the correct procedure for apprehending the culprit, know how to properly contact emergency services, and be able to succinctly yet comprehensively report the crime.

Threat Reduction

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Introducing outsourced keyholding and alarm response is a great means of preventing future crime as many potential thieves and burglars will be deterred at the thought of facing an expert security team. This is especially important if your commercial premises is left unoccupied intermittently throughout the year or even for long periods. Although your staff members may not be in the building, there will always be someone close by who can keep an eye on things for you and remind criminals that your premises are not their next target.

How does it work?


1. Alarm is Triggered

2. Alarm signal received

3. Dispatch a keyholder

What will the service do for your business?

With budgets to policing being cut, the private security industry is filling the void. Responding to potential criminal activity at your home or business is ARK’s number one priority.

It ensures that whatever the issue, your staff remain safe and sound at home and alarm issues do not impact on your workforces next day productivity, and none of your staff members is placed at risk.  To highlight the significance of our key holding and alarm response services, this will ensure you comply with the lone working policies and the impact of the Corporate Manslaughter Act, introduced by Government in 2007.

Further information on the Corporate Manslaughter Act is available on the Health and Safety Executive website.


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