Why are keyholders needed?
The Police require that anyone with a monitored alarm provides the names, addresses and contact details of at least two people, who live within 20 minutes travelling time of the alarmed property, to act as keyholders.
What does a keyholder do?
If the owner is not at home and the alarm activates, a keyholder will be called by the Alarm Receiving Centre to tell them that an alarm has been received. They will be called in the order of priority provided.
They will also be told the type of alarm (Intruder, Fire, Personal Attack etc) and whether the Alarm Receiving Centre have called the Police or Fire Brigade. They may need to go to the property as soon as possible - and should remember to take the keys. If the keyholder is informed that it is an 'Unconfirmed Alarm' they will be updated en route to the premises if it is upgraded to a 'Confirmed Alarm' by way of their mobile telephone (Please ensure that mobile telephone numbers have been given to us for this purpose) If the Police or Fire Brigade have been called, keyholders should wait for them to arrive.
They should not put themselves at risk or enter the property if the police or fire services are attending, until they are told it is safe to do so.
Before leaving they will need to reset the alarm using the System Code, to secure the property. They should also telephone the home owner to let them know about the alarm activation. If the alarm system has been tampered with, they may need to call our emergency engineer.
What does the keyholder need to know?
Wilton Security Systems Ltd
Dean House Farm
Surrey RH5 5DL
(Short address = P.O. Box 176, Dorking RH5 5DL)
Phone: 01306 632992
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Emergency Engineer Contact
If you have a maintenance contract with us and have a genuine 'Out-Of-Hours' Security Systems emergency, you can contact our duty engineer via. a message-pager service. Call
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