The security and fire alarm installer is responsible for general installation and maintenance of security and fire alarm systems. Their main objective is to install, program, and repair security and fire alarm systems. The security and fire alarm installer is also responsible for troubleshooting any wiring or equipment issues that may interfere with the safe and effective operation of the security and fire alarms. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring that all alarms, wiring, and equipment meets any relevant safety codes and standards. Safety and fire alarm installers work in a large variety of fields including industrial, medical, finance, business, automotive, retail, and others; these installers also complete installations in residential areas.
Security and fire alarm installers are responsible for all aspects of the alarm installation and maintenance procedure, including examining and diagnosing problems, mounting and installation, inspection, testing, programming, and system calibrations. They also research installation sites to ensure that all necessary materials, components, and procedures are in place prior to the start of the installation period. Additionally, security and fire alarm installers prepare invoice and warranty documents, order replacements and parts, and they also consult with customers to determine the benefits and risks of alarm installation. Security and fire alarm installers are generally classified as technical or installation service jobs, and they generally work full time although some some night and weekend availability is usually required. The employee is required to travel to installation sites within their given coverage area.
Security and fire alarm installer jobs require low voltage experience and security and fire system installation experience. They must be able to pass a background check and drug screening, and a valid drivers license is required. Generally, these installers must usually provide own tools for the job, be able to stand for long periods of time, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Tasks
Examine systems to locate problems such as loose connections or broken insulation.
Demonstrate systems for customers, and explain details such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions.
Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, and related equipment.