Installs, programs, maintains, and repairs security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensures that the work is in accordance with relevant codes.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Mounts and fastens control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras and attaches electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.
- Installs, maintains, or repairs security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
- Demonstrates systems for customers and explains details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
- Tests and repairs circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
- Feeds cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.
- Examines systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation.
- Tests backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, or other security features to ensure proper functioning or to diagnose malfunctions.
- Drills holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors.
- Inspects installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
- Consults with clients to assess risks and to determine security requirements.
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