Electronic security systems cover a wide array of different technologies and software that keep our homes and business’s safe as well as monitoring and maintaining health and safety, controlling access, and being an integral part of smart building operation.

Engineers working within this field be me required to design, install, commission, handover, maintain and repair intruder alarm systems, video surveillance systems, access control and many more IoT and technology-based systems that we depend on.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an electronic security engineer and the standards that are expected within this industry. The competition is delivered by Skills for Security, which on behalf of the industry are responsible for the success and sustainability of the Electronic Security Systems Skills Competition.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Design

  • Planning

  • Installation

  • Take over

  • Additions

  • Commissioning

  • Handover

  • Maintenance 

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual Competition
  • There are no upper age limits for those wishing to compete in this competition
  • Competitors must be enrolled on an apprenticeship or / have completed within one year
  • Competitors must have core competencies found in apprenticeship standard – Health and Safety, level two maths and English.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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