Security system technicians fit and repair security systems in homes and businesses.
Duties & Tasks
Security system technicians may perform the following tasks:inspect sites and talk to clients to determine security requirements
provide estimates to clients for installation of equipment
route cables through roof spaces, cavity walls and support structures and position and terminate cables, wires and strappings
mount, position, calibrate, programme and label all items of equipment
test equipment and diagnose faults
make connections to telephone lines for alarm monitoring
maintain and adhere to operational procedures and complete appropriate documentation
be responsible for assigned tools, plant and test equipment
survey the workplace and complete a safety work method statement prior to commencement.
Security system technicians must develop a knowledge of the range of security equipment, including electronic and electrical surveillance systems and closed-circuit television (CCTV), as well as knowledge of simple electronic principles and terminating techniques. They must also understand the principles of operation and characteristics of controllers, detectors, relays, sirens, screamers and telephone circuits.
enjoy practical and manual activities
normal colour vision and eyesight (may be corrected)
good communication and interpersonal skills
aptitude for technical activities.