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Security System Installer Careers

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Security system installers are liable for servicing and fitting electronic system which identify trespasser and control access to spots or sites and building. They also fit the alarms in the business premises and house.

Your duties as security systems installers will mainly be:

  • working for the security plans which are outlined by a designer or a security surveyor
  • set up the security system and linking it to the control panel
  • making use of wire-free or radio systems links and other technologies like infrared and fiber optics

  • examining the system and explaining the customer and operator how to make use of it
  • verifying and servicing the existing systems
  • giving response to the call-outs to refurbish damaged system

Your work might consist of complex security systems like as CCTV, integrated system and access control, security alaram installer.


You will not require exact qualification, although some of the employer may wish that you possess a GCSEs (A-C) or related qualification in Mathematics, English and Science or a technological subject.

You can get ready for this work by taking a CandG certification in Security and Emergency Alarm Systems. You should have a electrical or electronic background or you must have the experience in the security alarm industry to get a hold on to the course.

You should have a security clearance and normal color vision before starting the work of an installer. You might get the benefit if you have experience in electronics or electrical work and a driving license.


You can work towards Level 2 and 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems.

You may also take short security systems courses which are offered by private training companies. Training schemes are run by Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board i.e. SSAIB for their permitted companies, which you may be able to contact.

Make a contact with the SSAIB or Skills for security alaram technician website for more additional information.


  • ability to make appropriate use of hand and power tools
  • an curiosity in electronics
  • capable of following instructions and plans
  • excellent skills to solve the problems
  • an meticulous and perfect approach
  • good presentation skills to give details about how the system function
  • ability to work individually and as a team member
  • constancy and truthfulness


  • Preliminary salaries can be between $ 18,000 and $ 20,000.
  • Qualified, specialist installers can take home up to $ 30,000.

Those who carry out contract work or are self-employed or do overtime or work in shifts will be remunerated extra.


You will basically work for 8 hours in a day, from Monday to Friday. Some employers might work on rota which gives 24-hours cover.

You will work on variety of buildings both out-of-doors and indoors. Your job may include working at height and lifting equipment.


Jobs will be publicized through the national and local press, on Job seekers page and on Job center Plus. You can also make a contact directly and you will get the list of approved companies on Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and National Security Inspectorate (NSI) website.

With experience and skills you can start your own company, or progress to supervising sales team, setting up and safeguarding staff. You may also delicate yourself in the area like designing new systems.


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