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Security Alarms Installer
A security alarm installer is someone who designs, installs, repairs, maintains, replaces, tests and services the operation of all intruder and security alarm systems in accordance with the local regulations.

In our society, people have become more and more concerned about security, and securing their possessions. One job that has grown with this industry is that of the security alarm installer

Security alarm installers make openings, install and conceal wiring and attach devices such as cameras and motion detectors to walls and ceilings. Security alarm installers use hand tools, power tools, soldering irons and electric testing equipment in their work. They not only install and test security alarms, they also do repair work, including checking for incorrect programming of systems. Security alarm installers are required to help maintain the security of buildings, including those of businesses, public property and private homes.
Typical tasks are to Install, maintain and repair household and business security equipment, inspect and test alarms and systems equipment, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other test instruments, tools and equipment. They diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults, adjust, align, replace or repair equipment, assemblies and components. Security alarm installers complete orders, test and maintenance reports, and may also supervise other equipment service technicians.

Alarm installers generally work an eight-hour day, however, they may also have to do shift work or be on call for emergency situations. Security alarm installers usually work indoors, sometimes in partially completed buildings. They often have to do their work on ladders, and may have to work in confined spaces.

Satisfying Aspects
- being able to help prevent crime
- knowing that you are rendering an important service

Demanding aspects
- working irregular hours to meet the needs of customers
- can be physically demanding

- able to pay attention to detail
- an aptitude for working with electrical systems
- interested in safety and security
- enjoy trouble-shooting and fixing problems
- able to explain the correct operating procedures of the alarm to potential buyers

School Subjects
A National Senior Certificate would be advantageous

Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: Electrical Technology

Security alarms installers receive their training either through informal, on-the-job training, or through a learnership programme.

- security companies
- electronic service establishments
- retail and wholesale distributors
- with service departments of electronic manufacturing companies

Any of the above