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About ATA Security

ATA Security was founded in 1984 and is one of the longest established 100% Irish owned security providers.  We have led the way in delivering high quality security solutions to both the commercial and residential markets.  We pride ourselves on delivering the best products and services to meet both the security and affordability needs of our clients.

We are proud to provide peace of mind to thousands of loyal clients year after year, who continue to chose us for their new or upgraded security requirements and to provide our maintenance and monitoring services.

Our clients include:

  • Residential homes
  • Education
  • Historic Buildings
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Hotels
  • Financial
  • Retail
  • Warehousing, Distribution & Transport industries
  • Sports Clubs & Leisure facilities
  • Apartment complexes
  • Town & City surveillance

ATA Security are licenced by the Private Security Authority (Licence No. 00019) to install and maintain Intruder, CCTV and Access Control Systems.  Our quality standards are monitored and certified by the SSAIB, a body responsible for overseeing the work carried out by Security service providers to ensure compliance with European security standards.

Our History

ATA Security was founded by Paul Flanagan and the company was launched on the 17th March 1984 at the St. Patrick’s day parade in Dublin and won the major parade award that year.  The company followed on from Abel Alarms which had been founded by Paul during the 1960’s.  Paul has been a major contributor to the Irish and European security industry for almost six decades, having been one of the founding members and past president of the Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA).  During the 1970’s Paul played a key role in the introduction of the IS:199 Irish standard for Intruder Alarm systems.  Paul was also instrumental in the formation of the EN50131-1 European standard and he served on the CENELEC committee for 36 years until 2016.  Paul continues his role with ATA Security as Director and Chairman and our customers and staff continue to benefit from his wide ranging experience and industry knowledge.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

During the 1970’s and 1980’s Abel Alarms and subsequently ATA Security were well known for prize winning floats in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, winning the Premier award on several occasions. In 1987, Paul Flanagan had the honour of being the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Click on the link below to watch a report from the RTE archives where Shay Healy interviews Paul prior to the Parade in 1987.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1987