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In order to install an Access Control Systems on a commercial basis in the Republic of Ireland, it is required to have a Private Security Authority (PSA) License.

There is currently no technical standard required for Access Control licensing.

The PSA intend to release PSA 67 – Requirements for Access Control Contractors in the Private Security Industry, for further information on this standard you can visit www.psa.gov.ie.

The PSA intend to release PSA 80 – Requirements for Powered Gates Installation in the Private Security Industry, for further information on this standard you can visit www.psa.gov.ie.

From October the 1st 2019, SR40:2005 has been replaced with PSA 74:2019 for required certification to obtain a PSA license to either Access control, CCTV installation or Alarm Installation. This means that all audits taking place after the 1st of October will be audited against PSA 74:2019 instead of SR40:2005.

For first time entrants looking for an Access Control installation license independent of Intruder Alarms and/or CCTV, it is required to first become certified to PSA 74:2019.

For first time entrants looking for an Access Control Installation license together with Intruder Alarm and/or CCTV installation, it is required to obtain a temporary license from the PSA (see Intruder Alarm or CCTV for further information).

EQA has produced a guidance document for PSA 74:2019 which can be found at this Link.

SR40:2005 is still available to be certified by EQA past the 1st of October for certification not related to PSA.

If you have any questions please contact our offices on 01-4734188.