PSA Requirements for Electronic Security – Access Control

The Private Security Authority (PSA) has published a Public Consultation document “PSA Licensing Requirements Electronic Security – Access Control”. This process follows a previous public consultation in May 2017, and subsequent working group. This offers industry stakeholders, interested parties and others another opportunity to comment on the requirements to apply to providers of Electronic Security – Access Control for PSA licensing. In addition the authority has published a complementary document “PSA Licensing Requirement Security Service Providers (PSA74:2018).

The PSA is the regulatory body responsible for the regulation of the private security industry in Ireland. The PSA is a statutory body under the aegis of the Minister for Justice and Equality and currently licenses individuals working in the Door Supervisor, Security Guard and Cash-in-Transit sectors as well as contractors in the Door Supervisor, Electronic Security, Event Security, Security Guarding, Private Investigator and Locksmith sectors.

Section 8(2)(e) of the Private Security Services Act provides for the PSA to specify standards to be observed in the provision of security services by licensees or particular categories of licensees. The PSA is proposing to introduce a new set of requirements for the installers of Access Control to replace SR 40, the current standard for the sector. The aim of these requirements is to protect the public by improving standards in the sector and to ensure that only those certified to the highest standards operate in the sector.

Responding to the Public Consultation

The PSA are inviting submissions and comments from the security industry as well as other interested parties on this document. Submissions, which should be entitled “Public Consultation”, can be sent by:

Email to[email protected]

or post to:  Public Consultation, Private Security Authority, Davis St, Tipperary Town, E34 PY91.

If you require any further information, contact Ian Murray or Josephine Crowe at 062-32659 or 062-32616.

The closing date for receipt of responses is Monday, the 7th January 2019.

To view the Access Control document click here

To view the Security Service Providers document click here

If submissions contain confidential information, such information should be clearly and unambiguously marked as confidential.

The Authority may place submissions received on its website and may also include submissions or extracts thereof in future reports, as required. Any person who sends in a submission is solely responsible for the contents of that submission and that person shall indemnify the Authority in relation to any loss or damage suffered by the Authority as a result of its publication or dissemination through any medium. The Authority endeavours to keep all information on its website up-to-date and accurate however the Authority accepts no responsibility in relation to and expressly excludes any warranty or presentations as to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of its website.

Access Control document

Public Consultation

Security Service Providers document

Public Consultation