The Keyholding Company

Remove the stress of sourcing short-term guarding cover.

Our award-winning technology rapidly sources SIA-licensed guards to help you fill roster gaps. Whether it's to cover annual leave, sickness or recruitment vacancies, we're on hand to help at short notice.

Why choose us?

Fully compliant

Quality is important, which is why we only work with ACS-accredited partners who strictly employ SIA licensed officers.

One point of contact

Let us do the heavy lifting. Our technology and team of experts will find you the right guard for the job.

Easy management

Flex your services to suit your requirements. Amend, edit or cancel your shifts using our easy-to-use calendar view.

Book, manage and track shifts online

You’re in control. Outline the time, place, and type of guard you need on our platform. Our technology finds you the most suitable local partner for the job and sends a booking confirmation within 60 minutes. Use the platform to manage your shift schedule in real time, or get ahead and rebook on the spot.

Our award-winning technology

Get transparency for peace of mind

  • Before a shift we’ll send you the guard’s full name, SIA credentials and a photo so you know exactly who to expect. We send guards regular shift reminders, and they check in and out within geo-fenced site boundaries, so you know they are in the right place at the right time. At the end of the shift you’ll receive a full, comprehensive job report.

You're in expert hands

  • Led by Guarding Director Sean Hargreaves, our dedicated team are committed to delivering a quality service and ensuring effective governance across our supply chain. Along with our Quality Assurance team, they continually analyse partner performance and identify, investigate and address any issues, reporting back so you remain up to date.
Our standards

The Keyholding Company have proven on multiple occasions to be a consistent, reliable source for quality security guards. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for additional support.

Dale Weatherson, former Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Next

Working with The Keyholding Company’s guarding team makes securing any of our 134 stores a breeze. Communication is quick and easy, and the security guards who attend are always very professional.

Dominic Ibrahim, Maintenance Coordinator, Deichmann

The Keyholding Company have provided us alarm response and last-minute guarding services as far south as the Isle of Wight and as far north as Arbroath. They have never let us down.

Andy Miller, National Maintenance Manager, Cats Protection

Their guarding services have been effective in tackling issues we dealt with in-house. From start to finish the whole process is seamless. It's an investment we do not regret.

Derrick Gough, Head of Loss Prevention, CeX/DeX