Keyholding | Cotswold Security

At Cotswold Security, we provide keyholding services to both residential and commercial clients, so you can be safe in the knowledge that we’ll respond if your security alarm goes off.

Our keyholding service has been designed to be as secure as possible to keep your property safe. We ensure that we work in line with British Standards (7984) Keyholding and Response Service standard.

Our keyholding service standards

We have a number of security processes in place when you use our keyholding services, including:

  • All our keys are kept in a specific safe, which has multiple, secure locks
  • We don’t keep any paperwork or documentation relating to you or your property with your keys
  • All keys are uniquely sealed with two sets of numbered seals
  • All key movement is logged and checked on a daily basis, providing us with a full movement audit of keys
  • All information we have for you and your property is safely secured in a separate safe and held on our secure database, only accessible to authorised personnel

Residential keyholding services

The team at Cotswold Security will always respond when your alarm goes off, making our residential keyholding services ideal for keeping your property secure.

Our residential keyholding services mean that we can prevent your alarm falsely activating, keeping your neighbours happy and possibly even resulting in reduced insurance costs.

Our residential keyholding clients benefit greatly from our services, including:

  • House sitting
  • Insurance checks
  • Void property checks
  • Turning your central heating on and off
  • Pet services
  • Letting you in if you lose your keys
  • Checking window and door security
  • Accepting deliveries
  • Letting in contractors or guests when you’re not present

Our residential keyholding services mean we can do almost anything you need to make your life easier.

Commercial keyholding services

If you’re looking for a way to avoid putting your staff at risk by asking them to keyhold, our commercial keyholding services provide an effective and efficient solution.

To eliminate the Lone Worker problem for your staff, we regularly escort workers to and from work to keep them safe and out of danger’s way. We can also connect to your alarm or monitoring company, allowing us to respond to your alarm both in and out of office hours.

Our keyholding service insurance covers:

We hold insurance specifically catered to our security services, which fully covers:

  • Public and Products Liability
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Third Party Damage
  • Inefficacy and Contractual Liability
  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Loss of Keys
  • Financial Loss
  • Libel and Slander and Fidelity Guarantee

Our secure keyholding services extend throughout Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

For more information about how our professional keyholding services can keep your home or business safe, please call 0800 118 5068 or email us today.


Cotswold Security Ltd. Accreditations and Associations


Cotswold Security Ltd is based on firm principles of security, integrity, service, reliability and peace of mind. In order to ensure you receive the security services you need, we custom-build every assignment with your involvement.


Cotswold Security Ltd. currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Status for the provision of Key Holding, Security Guarding and Door Supervision.