Prima Security Limited t/a Secure Watch with a registered address of 29 St. Malachy’s Drive, Greenhills,Dublin 12 was found guilty of illegally installing an Intruder Alarm system at the Dublin District Court. Judge Conal Gibbons convicted Prima Security Limited of breaching the Private Security Services Acts and fines were imposed on the company.
The prosecution was taken by the Private Security Authority on foot of evidence that the company had installed an Intruder Alarm without holding a Private Security Authority Contractor Licence. The installation took place at a domestic residence in the Dublin 12 area. The prosecution followed an investigation by an Inspector of the Authority into the provision of unlicensed security services.
Further information on PSA licensing can be found on the Authority’s website, www.psa.gov.ie.
The Private Security Authority is the statutory body with responsibility for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland. The Authority is an independent body under the aegis of the Department of Justice and Equality.
There are currently 730 contractors and 27,000 individual licensed by the Authority to provide security services. A register of licence holders is available on the Authority’s web site and is a useful tool for businesses and the public who can ensure that their security provider is licensed by checking the details on the register.