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Alarm / Security System Technician

258

Statewide
Job Postings
182nd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,050

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$17.05 - $25.93

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$16.70 - $26.71

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Alarm / Security System Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 258 job postings for the occupation of Alarm / Security System Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Alarm / Security System Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Alarm / Security System Technician Do:

Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

Common Job Activities:

  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.
  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.
  • Examine systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation.
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, or other security features to ensure proper functioning or to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Drill holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors.
  • Inspect installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
  • Prepare documents, such as invoices or warranties.
  • Consult with clients to assess risks and to determine security requirements.
  • Mount raceways and conduits and fasten wires to wood framing, using staplers.
  • Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads.
  • Provide customers with cost estimates for equipment installation.
  • Keep informed of new products and developments.
  • Order replacement parts.

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