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 requirementsprovide estimates to clients for installation of equipmentroute cables through roof spaces, cavity walls and support structures and position and terminate cables, wires and strappingsmount, position, calibrate, programme and label all items of equipmenttest equipment and diagnose faultsmake connections to telephone lines for alarm monitoringmaintain and adhere to operational procedures and complete appropriate documentationbe responsible for assigned tools, plant and test equipmentsurvey 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.