In order to obtain a licence from the PSA, a security provider must prove compliance with national and European standards and maintain staff who are fit and elibable to work within the industry. Contractors who hold a PSA licence have met the following conditions set down by the PSA:
Under the Private Security Services Acts, licences are compulsory for private security contractors providing CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Alarm installations and maintenance services. Contractors include companies, partnerships and sole traders.
Contractors providing CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Alarm installation and/or maintenance services without a licence are breaking the law. Similarly, any person employing an unlicensed CCTV, Access Control or Intruder Alarm contractor is also breaking the law and faces penalties ranging from a €3,000 fine up to 5 years imprisonment.
In 1992 we became the first company in the region to be accredited with the N.S.A.I seal of approval.
NSAI operate under the National Standards Authority of Ireland Act (1996) and are accountable to the Minister for Business, Employment and Retail at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. As Ireland’s Official standards body, NSAI aims to inspire consumer confidence and create the infrastructure for products and services to be recognized and relied on, all over the world. NSAI Certification creates, maintains and promotes accredited certification of products, services and organisations for compliance with recognised standards, from business management systems to product approvals