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Electronic Security Systems - Licensing & Standards (Alarms, CCTV, Access Control)

Those companies that both install and/or maintain alarm systems, CCTV and access control systems require a license from the PSA. Companies must have been found to meet the requirements of certain standards in order to obtain a PSA license. The relevant standards are outlined below.

I.S. EN 50131-1:2006 – European Standard for Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems

The European Standard for alarm systems sets out the requirements for the design and installation of alarm systems.

To obtain a license for the installation of alarm systems from the Private Security Authority you must be audited by a Private Security Authority approved certification body.

Private Security Authority (PSA) Approved Certification Bodies

Purchase a copy of EN 50131

SR 40 – Non-Technical Best Practice for the Provision of Electronic Security Services - Intruder Alarm, Access Control and CCTV Systems

SR40 is a quality management standard for installers of alarms, CCTV and access control systems that cover four broad areas relating to the operation of the business:

  1. Company Organisation
  2. Operations
  3. Staffing
  4. Training

 

To obtain a license for the installation of alarm systems, CCTV and Access Control Systems from the Private Security Authority you must be audited against the requirements of SR40 by a Private Security Authority approved certification body.

Private Security Authority (PSA) Approved Certification Bodies

Purchase a copy of SR40

Private Security Authority (PSA) Guide to SR40

Information on Private Security Authority Licensing

Garda Alarm Policy

Installers of security alarm systems must operate in line with the requirements of the Garda Alarm policy.

A copy of the Garda Alarm Policy is available below in 'Downloads'

Qualsec

Please click here for information on Qualsec, the Irish Security Industry Association’s quality scheme.

Become an ISIA Member

Please click here to learn more about becoming a member of the ISIA.