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There are thousands of security professionals in Ireland, operating in many different job roles. These include security guards, bouncers, hotel doormen, alarm and camera installers, locksmiths and private investigators.

As you can see from these job titles, there are a few different types of work you can find yourself doing. Maybe you’ll be working in securing one specific location, whether that’s determining who comes into and out of a nightclub or guarding a bank by monitoring surveillance cameras. Other jobs involve installing and maintaining security infrastructure, you might work as a technician for a company installing cameras or as a locksmith.

Almost everyone in security will need to maintain a minimum level of physical fitness. The work demands staff who can stay focused, are perceptive and can stay calm in stressful situations. Most security occupations now require recognition with the Private Security Authority (PSA). Obtaining a license will be dependent on meeting the training requirements for the specific profession you are entering.

Occupations in Security
(sorted by Job Zone)

Security Attendant / Porter

Porters/security attendants work in offices and some private apartment blocks. They have a range of duties related to the maintenance and security of the building.

Security Officer

Provides security for all kinds of premises and businesses and their staff.

Store Detective

The store detective is employed to detect and prevent theft from shops and stores.

Works to protect a famous or important person from potential threats.
Electronic Security Systems Technician

Electronic security system (ESS) technicians deal with proper installation and maintenance of burglar alarms, fire alarms, closed circuit security, cameras and access control systems.

Private Investigator

Investigates individuals, organisations, or events on behalf of a client, and reports findings.