Licensing commenced on 1st November 2014 with PSA 33:2014 being the standard mandated by the PSA for licensing. This standard includes the non-technical requirements for licensing (e.g. Tax Clearance, Insurance, Staff Selection etc.) and makes reference to the technical standards required. The standard is available free of charge from the PSA and EQA websites (link). The technical standards required for new entrants is EN 50518. ARC’s which were licensed prior to 31st October (licensed for Intruder Alarm Monitoring) may continue with certification to IS 228 in place of EN 50518.
EN 50518 is broken into 3 parts, however, all sections are interdependent, it is not possible to obtain certification to one part of EN 50518 independent of the other sections.