Keyholding in Reading

Arena Security provides professional keyholding services in Reading. Hiring us as part of your alarm system response team is an ideal way to protect your staff in the event of an emergency.

Having to train employees in alarm response and keyholding takes time and takes them away from their actual responsibilities. Hiring a professional security firm for keyholding in Reading is a much more sensible option.


Installing an intruder alarm system on your property is a sensible way of protecting it while you’re not there. But what happens when an alarm goes off? Most companies have procedures in place, but it’s a different thing to put them into action. Responding to an alarm obviously carries a level of risk. That’s why hiring a professional security firm such as Arena Security is a much better option. All our security officers have the right training to handle alarm response, including how to best minimise risk. However, we also appreciate the level of trust required for you to leave keys with us. Part of our keyholding service in Reading is that we keep all keys locked securely, and only our alarm response officers have access. When an alarm is set off, we send out a response officer, who is fully licensed for the job. They arrive on site, reset the alarm and check the premises for intruders or signs of break-in. Our officers will then remain on site if needed until police arrive.


Arena Security hires only the most professional and experience security guards for keyholding in Reading. The level of trust required for this job is higher than normal security guard roles, as officers will usually be on site without you. Not to mention that we have to look after a set of your keys.

To ensure we’re always providing the best keyholding service, we train all our security officers to the highest standards. Our training packages are constantly updated to reflect changes in the security industry, so we consider ourselves to always be ahead of the curve.

Arena Security has been in business since 1974, and in that time we’ve built a consistent and effective business model. Our staff retention rate is one of the highest in the industry because we build relationships with all our security officers. We do this to ensure they bring the correct level of professionalism to every job they do.

How it works

Our keyholding services in Reading is a fairly simple process. After discussing your needs, we’ll come to your site and inspect everything, including alarm systems. After showing us the necessary codes, we’ll then keep hold of a set of keys for when we have to respond to a callout.

Arena Security operates in complete cooperation with the police, so you know we will deal with everything correctly. So if you’re looking for keyholding in Reading or the surrounding area, contact us today. We’ll be able to answer any questions you might have and will guide you through the process to show how we can help.

Supplying keyholding services in Reading and the wider Berkshire area.

keyholding in reading