Private Security Authority (PSA) and how it affects you

The Private Security Authority was established after the Private Security Services Act 2004 and is responsible for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland.

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PSA Regulations
It is a criminal offence for anyone to practice in the private security industry in Ireland without a licence from the PSA – this includes security guards, door supervisors, suppliers and installers of security equipment, private investigators, security consultants, cash in transit, locksmiths and suppliers and installers of safes. This is intended to protect individuals and businesses from the potential security threats that can occur without licensing.

What does this mean for you?
The PSA carefully vet all applicants for licences including checking their current Tax Clearance status, Garda Vetting, Criminal Record and proof of attaining the relevant standards for their work e.g. Standard(EN50131) for Intruder Alarms.

When you contract a PSA Licensed Installer you know that their work and their personal background have been thoroughly checked. This is very reassuring when letting an individual or company work on something as sensitive as your home or business security system.

Important! If you hire an unlicensed provider YOU are breaking the law too! There are severe penalties including fines of €3,000 up to 5 years imprisonment.

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MAC ALARMS are PSA Licensed Installer (Licence Number: 00491). Contact us today to discuss your home or business security requirements – call (045)441479 or email