Security and fire alarm systems installers install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
Security and fire alarm systems installers' job is to set up security systems and smoke and fire alarm systems. Security systems and smoke and fire alarm systems are electrically operated systems that keep people safe by protecting against theft and fire by triggering alarms or sprinkler systems.
Security system installation is the work of specialised electrical workers, who determine the security and fire alarm system requirements in residential, commercial, industrial and other settings. They inspect, install, maintain, and repair systems needed for security and fires. They also examine existing security and fire alarm systems and recommend upgrades.
A high school degree is required along with some basic security and fire alarm systems installers training for this job. An apprenticeship or previous experience is helpful. The skills required are interpersonal relations, communication skills and teamwork. They must possess a certain level of computer knowledge, pay attention to detail and should be able to meet deadlines.
The work of a security and fire alarm installer is physically demanding but not dangerous. They mostly work standing, or in some awkward positions, crouching or kneeling. There may be risks associated with getting shocked or being injured by tools or equipment. The security and fire alarm systems installers' salary depends on the working hours and experience they hold.
To be successful, they must be very exact and accurate during installations, as errors could cause system malfunctions.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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