Universal Systems Solutions

Since 2004 USS has been building a reputation for excellence in providing advanced IT and Security solutions for schools, academies and colleges as well as other public and private sector organisations across the North East.

As an independent, we are able to bring together technology from best of breed partners and carefully tailor innovative solutions to fully meet the requirements of the individual customer. 


Our services include:



  • Network CCTV systems
  • Building access control systems
  • System maintenance and repair


IT Services

  • Server and desktop support
  • Virtualisation Storage and off-site back up
  • Audio visual solutions
  • Digital signage Managed services
  • Onsite engineer
  • Business continuity planning



  • Data networks including fibre optics
  • Secure wireless network
  • Data switching hardware
  • Network management
  • Internet security Secure remote access
  • Troubleshooting and repair


As a company we aim to ensure that schools really get the most from their investment in technology by delivering solutions that add value and allow teachers to focus on teaching.

Latest Offers

CCTV starter kit from £30 per week, fully installed and fully maintained.

If your school is currently considering the deployment of CCTV then our starter pack should be of interest.

Our starter kit comprises of; 

  • Milestone Husky 8 channel recorder
  • 2 x Sony internal cameras
  • 2 x Sony external cameras
  • Network switch and all cabling
  • Fully installed
  • Fully maintained

The solution is fully installed and fully maintained by USS for a period of 3 years including NSI (National Security Inspectorate) registration and an annual service visit. The package includes a remote viewing feature so you can monitor from pc, tablet or smart phone.  The system also has the capability to deliver email notifications for motion detection incidents outside of school hours.

The package cost is £4,500 and we can also provide this on a 3 year operating lease through from as little as £30 per week.  At the end of the lease you pay only for annual maintenance.

Our solution is based on high quality recognised products that are provided with a 3 year manufacturer’s guarantee, so you can have peace of mind that the solution will stand the test of time.

USS have been providing CCTV for schools across the NE since 2004 and we are fully NSI approved and CHAS registered so you can be assured that you are in safe hands.

If your requirements are a little more complex or are having problems with an existing solution then we are here to help.

Speak to Mike on 0191 519 7905 or email mike.rowden@ussgroup.co.uk for more information and to arrange a free site survey.

Our offer is made subject to survey and finance is subject to acceptance.

Free School CCTV Healthcheck

When your CCTV system runs into problems or if you are finding it increasingly difficult to manage, then we know that working out your options or understanding the way forward can be tricky.

We are frequently asked to help assess CCTV systems, diagnose problems and provide recommendations to stabilise or improve those systems. Importantly, by undertaking a health-check and working out your options prior to a large capital outlay, can pay dividends by later on. By undertaking a careful assessment of your system, how you use it and how you would like it to perform will determine whether your current CCTV system is fit for purpose, requires stabilisation or renewal. To help you with this process, we are now providing a free CCTV system health-check, this could include:

  • A site survey and full engineering survey of your current system
  • A second opinion or review of recommendations by your current security provider
  • Help with migrating from analogue to IP based CCTV systems
  • Providing a range of cost options around IP CCTV systems including CCTV as a service.

In some cases, due to the age of the system, the most appropriate plan is to look into new systems or ways of meeting your security objectives. In this way, we can help you plan and budget for the type of system you require. Our primary objective is to work in partnership and recommend or deliver systems which make significant improvements, are cost effective and ultimately meet your needs.


If this is something you are considering, then get in touch. We have the engineers to help you understand your CCTV system and your choices.



Whickham School & Sports College

"Whickham School & Sports College have worked closely with USS for a number of years and have been extremely impressed by the service they provide. USS have an in-depth knowledge of Education IT and they provide us with tailored strategic and operational support to meet our business and curriculum requirements. USS are an IT company that understand education and understand the link between reliable IT and successful teaching & learning".


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