Access Control Regulations

Dec 9, 2014   //   by John McLaughlin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Access Control Regulations

Access Control Regulations

According to the Private Security Authority, anyone installing one of the following Access Control systems are required to have a licence from the PSA.

  • Any gate, access control barrier or other access control devise installed in a commercial setting.
  • Any access control barrier or other access control device installed in a domestic setting.
  • Any gate, whose height is greater than 1.5 meters from the ground, installed in a domestic setting.

Did you know?

Recent regulations introduced state that it is now an offence under the Private Security Services Acts to install, maintain, service or repair a CCTV or Access Control System without a license. There are a range of penalties for the illegal installation of these systems ranging from fines of up to €3,000 and or imprisonment of up to 12 months.

It’s also states in the same act that “any person employing an unlicensed contractor to carry out such works will also be breaking the law and subject to prosecution.” A person in the case of these statements refers to a householder/ business.

What to do?

When considering the installation of access control or CCTV systems, it is important to ensure that the installing contractor is qualified and licenced to do so. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could involve penalties as set out above.

For More information on these regulations, see http://www.psa.gov.ie/. Don’t mess with your businesses future.  Trust a certified PSA contractor to carry out your works.

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