CCTV Standard – PSA 12_2006 CCTV

This is the standard that covers the CCTV sector in the Republic of Ireland.   A copy of this standard is available free of charge from  Please refer to the section governing the Audit Process Flowchart where you will find a fully explained audit process procedure.

When you sign a contract with Stellar, we will inform the PSA that you one are one of our clients. You then apply to the PSA for a temporary license that lasts for a 6 month period. This allows you to fit CCTV systems without fear of being prosecuted. The PSA charges for the first two years are, provided you are a new business, €1,000 and thereafter €1,250 per two year cycle up to and including a turnover of €300,000.  If you are an existing company the charges are €1,250 for each 2 year cycle up to and including a turnover of €300,000.  To get a list of charges for the PSA for turnovers exceeding €300,000, please refer to the PSA web site at   At  present all licences within the PSA suite of standards cover a two year cycle.

Our charge for the same period, which covers the two year cycle, also is €1,700 + Vat. This covers the certification audit and the surveillance audit 12 months later. We require a non-refundable deposit of €100 on signing of the contract.  This amount will be deducted from the overall contract value.

On completion of a fitted system you must give your client a certificate of compliance which states that the system has been fitted in accordance with the standard PSA 12_2006CCTV.  These are available on line and will cost you €1.50 each, plus VAT.

Your first 10 Commissioning Certificates are provided free of charge.

Stellar  will provide you with  suggested paperwork that may be of some help to you in preparing for your audit.  Any other queries please call us and a trained member of staff will guide you through the whole process from start to finish.

For new entrants into the Security Industry the PSA will issue a temporary licence for the sector.

Within the life of your temporary licence (6 months) Stellar will do an audit which will comprise of an PSA:74 2019 audit covering your company’s management systems, including tax clearance, insurances, references, screening of individuals, I.D. cards, etc. We will then look at your paperwork concerning your clients for the CCTV systems and do the site visits.  For the first audit, called the certification audit, an inspection of 4 systems is expected, and at all subsequent audits, 2 site visits are required.

On completion and compliance to the standard Stellar will award your certificate of compliance and your full licence will be issued by the PSA.