The security requirements for the storage of firearms is determined by legislation in Ireland. Specifically, S.I. No. 307/2009 – Firearms (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 2009. Which states:
1 – One non-restricted shot-gun.
The shot-gun shall be disassembled and each part shall be stored securely and separately when not in use. The trigger housing shall be secured against use with an appropriate trigger lock.
2 – One restricted firearm or three or fewer non-restricted firearms.
Each firearm shall be stored securely in a gun safe which complies with BS 7558 and which shall be securely fixed to a solid structure.
3 – Two restricted firearms, or more than three non-restricted firearms.
Each firearm shall be stored in a gun safe which complies with BS 7558 and which shall be securely fixed to a solid structure. The place in which the firearms are stored shall have an alarm fitted and the external doors to the place shall be fitted with locks which comply with BS 3621.
4 – Three or more restricted firearms or six or more firearms, of any type, kept in the same place.
In addition to the standards specified at reference number 3, the place in which the firearms are stored shall have an intruder alarm system, installed and maintained by installers licensed by the Private Security Authority, which complies with I.S. EN 50131 or an equivalent standard approved by the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána. The alarm shall be connected to a monitoring service, operated by a person licensed by the Private Security Authority, and supported with GSM Mobile telephone service back up signaling facilities.