Charlie Gordon Lennox
Tech-enabled mobile security service provider, The Keyholding Company, partners with disruptive electronic key safe supplier, Keynetics, to shake up traditional keyholding, alarm response and access services by removing the need for external keyholders, saving clients thousands and significantly improving response times. The new offering is part of The Keyholding Company‘s smart access service, a range of smart lock solutions for businesses that utilise cloud-connected devices to streamline mobile security and access management. Extensive nationwide network The collaboration uses Keynetics’ SentriKey® lock box, the only key safe in the UK approved for use in commercial properties, to store keys on-site and at the point of need. This hardware is combined with The Keyholding Company’s technology used by their extensive nationwide network of response officers. The best placed response officer automatically receives alarm response job information When an alarm is triggered through the partnership’s integration, the best placed response officer automatically receives alarm response job information and a unique one-time access code for the SentriKey® key safe at the property, via their mobile app. This enables the responder to travel directly to the alarm activation without collecting keys from a key vault, slashing alarm response times. This solution also removes the need for external keyholders, as physical keys are kept on-site within the SentriKey® lock box. Mobile security services The partnership calculates that businesses could save up to 93% on their keyholding and third-party access service costs by implementing this new combined offering. The Keyholding Company’s CEO, Charlie Gordon Lennox, views the partnership as a key step towards more intelligent and client-centric mobile security services. “Keynetics are a leading supplier in the industry and boast some of the best hardware on the market. Partnerships like ours are essential for the industry to continue innovating and pushing the boundaries. I'm looking forward to delivering a faster, more reliable and more valuable service to our clients with the help of the Keynetics team.” Smart access solution Alongside improving response times and cutting costs, this new addition to the smart access solution also: Remote access: Streamlines third-party and contractor access by enabling completely remote access management through The Keyholding Company’s smart security platform. Lower carbon: Reduces carbon emissions by decreasing the number of journeys spent collecting keys. Easy installation: Has a fast installation time that requires no hard-wiring. Accreditation: Utilises Keynetics’ LPS 1175 accredited SentriKey® hardware, a burglary resistance specification that includes rigorous attack tests with a variety of weapons from power tools to hacksaws. Keynetics’ Managing Director, Stuart Wheeler, is also confident of the partnership and the opportunities it brings. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with The Keyholding Company who are renowned for being at the forefront of developing smarter, tech-led security solutions. Our highly accredited SentriKey® lockbox combined with their expert mobile security services have the power to become a real game-changer for the industry.” Smart access pricing starts at just £17 per month which includes installation and maintenance.
Tech-enabled mobile security services company, The Keyholding Company, aims to disrupt the traditional keyholding model for businesses by removing the need for mechanical keys and saving clients up to 87% on their key management and access services costs. Smart Access uses cloud-enabled smart locks, alongside a mobile key app, to replace the need for a professional keyholder. Access rights are managed through The Keyholding Company’s well-established Smart Security Platform, which connects clients with their operational systems for smarter job booking and data insight. Reducing administration time Like all data collected in the field, Smart Access data is made instantly accessible so clients can interrogate access logs, understand trends, and pinpoint problem areas on their estate. Businesses can also save on key and lock replacements, ad-hoc third-party access costs, and temporary guarding fees, as well as use the platform to reduce administration time. The Keyholding Company calculate that businesses could reduce their expenditure in these areas by up to 87% Averaging these expenses, The Keyholding Company calculate that businesses could reduce their expenditure in these areas by up to 87%, equating to thousands of pounds per year, per property. For The Keyholding Company’s CEO, Charlie Gordon Lennox, Smart Access is an essential next step for the industry, even if it challenges the some of the company’s existing sources of revenue. Access control solutions “Change is inevitable, and we must be willing to disrupt our own industry with progressive solutions. We always try to be two steps ahead at The Keyholding Company. The introduction of Smart Access is a calculated risk, but we strongly believe it is the future of keyholding as it provides the most value to our clients, which will ultimately result in growth to our business.” Alongside cutting costs and providing detailed access data, Smart Access also: Helps improve risk profiles by eliminating the threat of lost, transferred or duplicated keys Enables faster response times by removing the need for responders to detour and collect keys Reduces carbon emissions by decreasing the number of access-related journeys spent collecting keys Has a faster installation time than traditional wired access control solutions Smart door lock Smart Access will launch with a choice of two different devices, a smart door lock and a wall-mounted smart key box, with other devices to follow shortly. Pricing starts at just £30 a month which includes installation and maintenance. Compatible with almost any door type and covered by a host of security accreditations to ensure complete digital and physical security, Smart Access signals the next stage for professional keyholding.
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