About Watford Keyholding

Watford Keyholding is the only dedicated Keyholding, alarm response and mobile patrol company operating exclusively in the Watford area. Some larger companies may claim to operate in Watford; please ensure they provide details of the office where their guards covering your premises are based.

Building on the reputation of Premier Keyholding, our London-based sister company, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and have built up strategic working relationships with various other service providers in order to provide our clients with complete peace of mind and total satisfaction in our operation.

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure that your premises are fully protected and that we can deal with any call immediately.

Operating Standards

At Watford Keyholding, professionalism is at the core of everything we do; we carry out our work in accordance with BS7858 Keyholding standards, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidelines and all our uniformed Keyholders are SIA licensed and fully trained in Incident Management.

About SIA Licensing

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the Private Security industry, helping protect society by collaboratively achieving and developing high standards within that industry sector.

SIA licensing currently covers manned guarding*, keyholding*, non-front line operatives*, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, public space surveillance (CCTV) and vehicle immobilisation**. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are properly trained and qualified to do their job.

Keyholders must be licensed by the SIA—it is illegal to work as a Keyholders without a proper SIA license.

 * Watford Keyholding operations.

 ** Changes to legislation regarding vehicle immobilisation on private land are currently in their final stages at the time of writing. For more info see the SIA and Home Office websites.

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