If you’re looking to become an Electronic Security Systems Technician, you should expect to install, commission, handover and maintain electronic security systems. Electronic Security Technicians are also skilled at solving problems including fault finding. They know security systems standards and codes of practice to design compliant systems able to identify and record variations from specifications. The individual will have the ability to work well with others and solve complex problems.

Some technicians will take on a more specialised role as a Commissioning Engineer where they will be responsible for the programming and set up of each system to ensure it meets both the customer requirements and complies with industry standards.

Others may take on the role as Maintenance Technician, a person responsible for both the preventative maintenance of a system; checking system diagnostics and operation and also the corrective maintenance of a system; requiring full fault finding and component replacement. A maintenance technician will need to have great communication skills, the ability to use specialist testing equipment, the ability to follow verbal and written instructions and be able to work well under pressure.

The individual would have excellent interpersonal skills to deal with dynamic customer demands. If this sounds like a career path you would like to pursue, taking part in our electronic security systems competition is the perfect way to develop and test your skills

Good planning
Attention to detail
IT skills
Understanding of process

Career opportunities

  • Lead/Senior Engineer

  • Surveyor

  • Design Engineer

  • Installation / Maintenance Manager

  • Project Manager

  • Consultancy

  • Running and owning a business

Average Salary
Entry Level
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

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