Building Success: Strengthening Safety and Security Measures in Construction

30 January 2024

Security measures in construction site with A Plus Security

Drawing on our extensive experience working closely with onsite managers within the construction sector, we recognise that the success of a project isn't just based on the building structures; it's about protecting them, valuable assets and all of those who enter the site.

Construction sites pose a multitude of risks, ranging from machinery hazards and the presence of combustible materials on workers, to vandalism, trespassing and theft, all of which impact the company and project at hand.

Read on to find out how you can enhance the safety and security on your construction site:


In the UK, it is a legal requirement to ensure construction sites are secure from casual entry. Advanced access control systems, unlike sign-in books, locked doors and other traditional methods which lack monitoring capabilities, allow construction managers to efficiently regulate entry points. This ensures only authorised personnel gain access, minimising the risk of accidents and protecting the building, valuable equipment and materials from theft, vandalism or tampering.

With the increasing reports of trespassing and theft on UK construction sites, implementing an access control system has become crucial to prevent major financial losses, delays in project completion and enhancing the overall security of your construction site.


Maintaining constant surveillance across construction sites without disruption to your daily operations is a challenge for most managers, even on smaller sites. Strategically positioned CCTV cameras serve as vigilant eyes, providing invaluable documentation in case of incidents but also visually deterring potential threats before they occur.

Our tailored CCTV solutions seamlessly integrate with smart technologies for real-time monitoring and management, including remote access, alerts and notifications systems. This guarantees round-the-clock vigilance, so managers can stay informed and responsive on and off-site.


Maintaining site safety extends beyond safe working practices, particularly when it comes to fire safety. The threat of a construction site fire can be devastating, which emphasises the need for a robust alarm system tailored to your site's unique requirements, to keep your staff, site and the wider community safe. 

When it comes fire safety systems, it’s not a one-size-fits-all job. Recognising the distinct specifications of each construction site, our approach involves tailoring our solutions to guarantee not only the swift detection of a fire, but to also reduce false alarms, keeping your project on track and costs down.

From access control to CCTV surveillance and bespoke fire alarm systems, providing safety and security solutions that protect your investment and those who contribute to its success should remain a top priority within the construction sector.

At A-Plus Security, we've collaborated closely with many onsite MEP companies to install a comprehensive range of advanced fire and security systems, tailored to meet the unique specifications and designs of our clients.

Contact us here or call us on 01702 293157 for a consultation to review and enhance your current safety and security systems.

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