The PSA fine an unlicensed security supplier in Longford

We'd like to remind the Irish public to be wary when they're looking into home security suppliers. This comes in light after the Private Security Authority issued a press release about an unlicensed installed in Longford.

On July 10th, Seamus Flynn trading as Flynn Electrical & Security of Ballinalee, Co. Longford was found guilty at Longford District Court for a breach of the Private Security Services Act.

Mr. Flynn was fined €250 in the Longford District Court with costs of €2,500 awarded against him, and he was given three months to pay.

The PSA’s Chief Executive, Paul Scallan, advised people to be very careful when they install or service their intruder alarm, CCTV or powered gates. Speaking after the court case he said

“Using unlicensed businesses like Mr. Flynn to work on your security system may seem a good idea but can have serious consequences for your home or business. Using unlicensed services can invalidate the insurance cover on your premises and you could find that you have no cover when a break in or some other incident occurs.” He went on to say that “Buying low cost or unlicensed security may indicate that statutory requirements on health and safety or equipment are being breached. This could create risks for your family, staff, customers and business if something goes wrong.”

We urge anyone looking to install a burglar alarm, CCTV and access control services in their home or place of work to ensure that they have enlisted the services of a PSA licensed installer. 

HomeSecure are fully licensed by the Private Security Authority (PSA licence 00638) and comply with SR 40: 2005 and EN 50131, the relevant European quality standards for electronic intruder alarm installations.

If you’d like to discuss your home security needs, please call HomeSecure on 1800911740 and we’ll tailor a quote for you.