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Career and Education Opportunities for Security Systems Installers

In general, security systems installers install, program, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. They also ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Security Systems Installer

Security Systems Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Security systems installers keep informed of new products and developments. They also test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications. Equally important, security systems installers have to drill holes for wiring in wall studs and floors. They are often called upon to set up or repair security systems and related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans. They are expected to feed cables through access holes and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets; then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping. Finally, security systems installers adjust sensitivity of units on the basis of room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads.

Every day, security systems installers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.