Securing your business assets

    Renowned for our speed, trustworthiness, and professional attitude, Chris Lewis will always be on hand to protect and safeguard your business when you can’t.

    commercial key holding services

    By entrusting Chris Lewis with a set of keys to your business we can quickly and effectively access your premises in the case of an emergency. In the event of a break-in and an alarm sounding, we will send trained professionals to investigate your site, evaluating the cause and solving the situation in the best way possible, so you don’t have to worry or get involved.  Plus, with a proactive attitude as well as a reactive service, our team will perform regular drive-by checks of your premises to ensure all is well and that we can respond as quickly as possible to any issues when you are not around.

    You can sleep well knowing that if the worst does occur, without any action on your behalf, a professional will be on hand as soon as possible to help you, addressing any problems as they arise quickly and efficiently

    Hiring a security team to protect your business at all hours of the day is a costly task, therefore having a key holding service increases the safety of your property, even in their absence

    Our key holding service leads the industry in speed of response when an alarm is triggered. This means you really are in the safest hands possible

    We only employ security professionals who have been accredited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), meaning they are all highly qualified and government approved to deal with any dangerous security breach

    What does key holding involve?

    Firstly, we will inspect your premises, conducting a full site survey, familiarising ourselves with the layout of the building and discovering the best locations for your alarms and sensors to be placed, determining what protocol we will take should the worst occur.

    You will give us a set of keys to your business, which we will keep safe within our own facilities, only for use if an emergency occurs. We will then give you a receipt in return to confirm this transition has taken place.

    In the event of an alarm being activated, we will send trained members of our team with the keys to investigate. When at your site we will evaluate the cause of the alarm activating, acting upon anything we encounter as quickly and efficiently as possible. Should this be a genuine emergency in which a fire has broken out or the business has been broken into, our team will alert the emergency services accordingly and also you as the business owner, making sure the situation is well under control.

    If a false alarm is triggered, which we will only establish upon entering the premises, a member of our professional security team will reset your alarm, secure your business, and leave, putting the keys back into the safe storage they were kept in previously.

    Whether a false alarm or a genuine one, we will complete a report on the incident, sending all the information to the business owner through email within 24 hours of the occurrence.

    We can send a member of staff round to check over your business at closing time, ensure all doors and windows are locked and set your security system so you don't have to rely on your staff to do this. This is an excellent service for multi-tennanted buildings where there is no single business responsible for the security of the building.


    “We have a long-standing relationship with Chris Lewis Fire & Security and we greatly value their product and technical knowledge, and their professionalism. They provide a very efficient call-out service if we experience a problem and their engineers are always very friendly and efficient.”

    “Because of the size and nature of the building our security requirements were extensive. The solution implemented by Chris Lewis Fire & Security is highly intuitive and has delivered the level of protection required. 

    What can we do for you?

    With over 25 years of experience in Security, Chris Lewis are trusted experts in the field who will help keep your business, assets, and staff safe. If you’ve got a security system and want extra peace of mind that your business will be as protected as possible, should the worst occur, it’s worth considering our key holder service. When it comes to security for your business, whether this is just a key holder service, or an entire system design and installation, by choosing Chris Lewis you are choosing the industry's best technology and people. 

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