Keyholding companies can hold a set of keys to your property for use in emergency or to manage any other aspect of your home.

Feel assured of leaving your home unattended with keyholding companies providing services such as responding to an alarm activation, letting in a plumber and routine checks

Why use a keyholding service?

Keyholding covers a wide range of services dependent upon your specific requirements. These include responding to an alarm activation, letting in the plumber and routine checks of your property whilst you are on holiday or extended absences.

Take the worry out of leaving your home unattended by using the services of a trusted keyholding company operating to professional industry standards, with the appropriate level of indemnity insurance. You can be assured a professional will be on hand to respond in your absence.

If you require an alarm monitoring service, check if you need a separate contract.

You can find an approved keyholding company via the NSI Company Finder. 

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Why use an NSI approved Keyholding company?

NSI approved keyholding companies operate to British Standards for keyholding (BS 7984) and always employ security screened, and SIA licensed security officers who are fully trained.

Keyholding companies offer a variety of services. 

For example, in the event of an alarm activation, a professional team can be dispatched to your home, conduct a thorough external and internal check of your property and then investigate the cause, liaising to reset the alarm system and leave your home secure. The keyholding company can respond to a serious incident, such as burglary, fire or flood, by remaining on-site and managing the situation on your behalf. An NSI approved keyholding company will explain in detail their services before you sign your contract.


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NSI Gold and Silver Medals - Signifying a companies approval with NSI

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It’s the most widely recognised mark of approval in security and
fire safety. NSI approval tells you the company is:


Technically Competent

Working to International and British Standards and NSI Codes of Practice, teams have relevant technical experience


Gold approval - operating a Quality Management System to ISO 9001 and NSI Quality Schedules


Reputable Directors & leaders with relevant business experience and effective employee security screening

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