SECURITY INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Alarm Technician, Fire Alarm Technician, Home Security Alarm Installer, Install Technician, Installation Technician, Installer, Security Installation Technician, Security Installer, Security Technician, Service Technician

JOB TASKS

  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.

  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras, and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.

  • Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.

  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.

  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $34.62/hr. $72,000 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much Faster than Average (8% or Higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 8,800

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School/Equivalency, Post-secondary certificate

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