Public Administration

Sector: Public Administration

Sites: 62 Sites Across Scotland

System: Access Control and CCTV

Maintenance: Five Year Maintenance Contract


A public administration spanning various locations across Scotland, from the southern borders to the very north of the country, including the Scottish Islands, needed to address their security infrastructure.

Sites are composed of data centres, secure communications, secure buildings, administrative bodies and policy hubs, many under high security protocol, so A-Plus Security staff had to undergo extensive security screening to be able to undertake these works.

The project involved an integrated installation across all sites, and following an extensive tender process, A-Plus Security worked closely and collaboratively with the organisation's project team to put the right systems into place.


The main challenges faced were around continuity and high security, as each area was not freely accessible for long. A-Plus Security teams worked out of hours and at weekends to ensure that the installations were completed without affecting continuity of business.

The access control solution was an upgrade from the legacy system, and some areas where access control was installed were in very high security zones, which required on-point programmes of work with strict timescales, to avoid security breaches.

The estate-wide access control and high-security access demanded constant liaison with senior management at each location, as well as with the organisation's networks team, which required extensive pre-planning.

An additional element to the project was to assist in collating personal data from 25,000 users and setup the database so that, once installed, business continuity was not affected.


Using previous experience gained through working with Police Constabularies and Government bodies to achieve similar projects, we knew that the impetus would be on A-Plus Security to establish and manage the planning process and implementation schedule.

Extensive build-up and pre-planning work went into the pre-roll out phase of the project, after which constant dialogue with the project team and senior management took over, with comprehensive project plans and weekly project meetings.

Working so closely with the networks team, and working to the same vital works schedule, meant that VLAN had been set up for us in advance and network switches allocated for us, so the installation of the CCTV in restricted access communications rooms and centres was smooth.

The emphasis on the pre-planning and planning stages meant that the project went seamlessly from start to finish.

Installed systems

  • Access Control With Bespoke Software Element
  • Enterprise IP Solution for CCTV


For this application, bespoke elements of the access control system were specifically developed for this organisation, which required A-Plus team training, to be able to service the system.

What our
clients have to
say about us

A Plus provides an excellent return on investment, not just through the solution installed, but the general experience they offer from pre-install to post-install and right through to the maintenance of the system. We knew we had made the right decision with A Plus as they offered a comprehensive and detailed proposal and project plan. The skill level of their engineers was a pleasant surprise with their knowledge of IT and networks, as well as electronic security, which made dealing with our internal IT team very smooth. Apart from that, the fact we never had to chase them for anything was a very nice surprise!

International Group of Schools

We chose A-Plus Security to carry out the upgrade of our electronic security systems for our 9 colleges and they have far exceeded our expectations in their approach to the projects. We are a UK wide organisation where the planning and mobilising of these major project around term times is time critical and A Plus Security have been nothing short of fantastic in the communication, there design proposals, openness to last minute changes, pre and post-sales support and their management of 3rd party companies and IT services. We would highly recommend A Plus Security to any organisation who are looking to install or upgrade their systems.

Nationwide Groups of Colleges

A Plus Security exceeded all expectations, following a late award of the contract due to a different contractor pulling out. All fire and security works were completed when requested and signed off on finish, with no issues noted. We have continued working with A Plus on following projects and would fully recommend them.

Operations Manager of P&M Electrical