Blog 2019-09-15T18:35:33+00:00

Welcome to the KeyPlus news page:

We'll keep you up to date with news, views and snippets from the security industry, East Lancs people and businesses along with anything else we think might be of interest...

Security Services for Healthcare

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Protecting healthcare organisations across Lancashire is extremely important to us. Providing essential services, pharmacies, hospitals, health centres and hospices are a lifeline to many. Sadly, despite their importance, they are still a target [...]

Security Services for Education

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From arson to theft, schools can be a target for a multitude of crimes. In fact, just 5 years ago, it was reported by the BBC that over 30,000 crimes against schools were [...]

Security Services for Retail

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Protect your retail premises with first class security services According to the British Retail Consortium’s 2019 Retail Crime Survey, the total cost of retail crime has increased to around £900 million. Of this [...]

Security Services for Manufacturing

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We’re experts in providing security services to manufacturers Manufacturing equipment can be expensive, and machinery, tools and chemicals can all be a target for theft. If you own a manufacturing business, safeguarding your [...]

Security Services for Leisure and Recreation

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Protect your business before ‘the boom’ According to a report by Mintel, the British public are forecast to spend £141 billion on leisure activities by 2022. With consumer habits changing, we appreciate that [...]

Security Services for Construction

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Trusted security services for construction sites Construction sites are a hot-bed of activity during the day. But once the site shuts down and employees head home, how do you make sure your equipment [...]

Security Myths Busted: Security Services You Can Trust

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Are you still thinking about hiring a security services provider?  For those who are new to business security services, the thought of putting your trust in someone else can be daunting, but with [...]

Security Myths Busted: Employees as Key Holders

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Are you still using employees as Key Holders?  One of the biggest misconceptions about key holding services it that it’s cheaper and easier to use employees as key holders than using a professional [...]

Security Myths Busted: We’re Already Secure!

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Are your current security measures more effective than a professional security service?  We speak to plenty of clients who think their businesses are already as secure as they can be. But as a [...]

Security Myths Busted: Cost

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Think security services can be costly? Think again…  When it comes to business security, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a costly affair. In fact, the majority of clients we meet are surprised [...]

5 Cracking Ways to Improve Your Business Security this Easter

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Ready to make some changes to your business security strategy this Easter? Even small changes can make a big difference! Here are 5 cracking ways to improve your security and help keep your [...]

Why Choose a Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor?

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What does SIA mean?  SIA is an acronym for the Security Industry Authority – a national organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. An independent body who report to the Home Secretary, [...]

What is Home Response and Why Do I Need It?

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What is Home Response? Our Home Response service is designed to keep your property safe. With domestic burglary rates increasing, adding an additional layer of security to your home is a sensible move. [...]

What is Alarm Response and Why Do I Need It?

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What is Alarm Response?  Alarm Response is a service put in place to respond to alarm activations at your business premises on your behalf. As a local business employing local people with extensive [...]

What is Key Holding and Why Do I Need It?

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What is Key Holding? Essential for the vast majority of organisations, Key Holding is, quite simply, a key holding service which works to increase security, save you time and money and give you [...]

KeyPlus Achieve New ISO Accreditations

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KeyPlus Awarded New ISO Accreditations Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to accidents in the workplace or from work-related diseases. These deaths could – and should – be prevented. ISO 45001, [...]

What Are Mobile Patrols and Why Do I Need Them?

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What are mobile patrols? Mobile patrols are randomly timed internal and external foot patrols put in place to help protect your business. A more cost-effective solution than a static security guard, mobile patrols [...]

KeyPlus Awarded £1M Security Contract

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KeyPlus awarded £1m security contract for Lancashire County Council We're delighted to have been awarded a major contract to provide security services to Lancashire County Council. The 4-year tender, will see the company [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business Security

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Top tips for keeping your business secure in 2019  With the New Year upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on things to change or improve during the next 12 months. Whether [...]

Deter the Festive Felons this Christmas

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Avoid the festive felons Analysis of crime statistics from the financial year 2016/2017 has revealed that the number of robberies, burglaries and thefts committed over the Christmas holidays are soaring. Each day of [...]

How to Stay Safe and Secure This Winter

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Want to stay safe and secure this winter? It’s only a matter of time before those morning frosts get thicker and the rain turns into snow. According to the Met Office, the UK [...]

The Key to a Happy Christmas?

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Could we be the key to your Christmas happiness? With the festive season upon us, there’s a million and one things to remember - presents, turkey, tinsel… the list can seem endless. On [...]

SIA Approved Security

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Following continued business growth, KeyPlus have made another key appointment installing Neil Windsor as Operations Director.

Business First & KeyPlus secure growing partnership

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Lancashire patrol, alarm response and key holding specialist KeyPlus Security, have been appointed Security Response providers for Business First business centres across Lancashire. The latest appointment at the Blackpool Business First centre, brings the number [...]

KeyPlus Achieve Highly Accredited SIA Approved Contractor Award

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KeyPlus, the East Lancashire based Security Patrol and Response company, has again been awarded the highly accredited SIA Approved Contractor award. The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the national organisation responsible for regulating the private [...]

Excellent, great & good!

For our most recent customer survey we decided to focus on the words people use rather than a numbered scoring system. Why? Well, we wanted to know what people really think about KeyPlus the company, [...]

Caught red-handed, almost…

Mobile Response Supervisor, Warren Graham discovered a hidden rucksack when attending a recent alarm activation. The premises consist of several vacant mill buildings situated on a large sprawling site, bordered by a canal. A remote CCTV [...]

ACS accreditation renewal

The rigorous annual audit of our systems, policies and procedures by Ian Hawkridge of CCAS resulted in all boxes being ticked. The 89 point checklist requiring a 100% score was surpassed with a rating of +18. Well [...]

9 out of 10 alarms are false

Surprising statistic? It is when you consider that the 89% rate relates to professionally installed/maintained systems, by accredited and reputable companies! Click here for more information and see the figures behind this statistic.

Welcome PLT

Yet another prestigious multi-contract win for KeyPlus following a successful trial period which began earlier this year. Feedback received so far includes: Excellent levels of service with outstanding communication channels – just wish we had [...]


We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed by the Borough of Pendle to provide Patrol & Response security services for a varied range of public buildings. It’s worth noting that the contract was previously held by [...]

Who responds?

Does your business have an Intruder Alarm or CCTV system? Is your system monitored by a 24-Hour Alarm Receiving Centre? (Type A) Do you have a ‘Speech Dialler’ installed (Type B) Who attends and investigates [...]

Should You Outsource Your Key Holding?

As a business owner, you’ll have lots of important decisions to make, but if you’re asking yourself whether you should outsource your key holding, the answer is easy… Yes! There are several reasons [...]

What You Need to Know About Lone Working

Lone workers can be a valuable part of your workforce, but like any employee, they can face hazards in the workplace which put them at risk. It might sound obvious, but because lone [...]

Protecting Yourself from Crime in Lancashire

We’ve all seen figures stating that crime is on the rise and with news reports and social media posts about thefts, fraud and more on a daily basis, it’s no wonder we’re all [...]

What 2020 has in Store for Your Local Security Experts…

2019 was a great year for us here at KeyPlus. From securing a contract with Lancashire County Council to expanding our reach as far as Morecambe and Bradford, our team of security experts [...]

The Benefits of a Key Holding Company

If there’s one thing you change about your business security this year, make it your key holding policy. Whether you hold the keys yourself, or ask employees to do it for you, there [...]

How to Assess Your Business Security Needs

The start of a new year often means the start of a new ‘to-do’ list, and while there may be a whole host of things on there, reviewing your business security needs is [...]

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KeyPlus Security Limited currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Key Holding and Security Guarding.