Technology Insight

Innovative partnership removes the need for external keyholders

Tech-enabled mobile security service provider, The Keyholding Company, has partnered 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 utilises cloud-connected devices to streamline mobile security and access management. 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.

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. 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.”

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 has the power to become a real game-changer for the industry.”