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Security Systems Installer

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Security system installers install and service electronic alarms in homes and businesses to protect them against break-ins by intruders, fire or flood. They might also fit closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems or access control systems.

They are also known as security system engineers.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The salaries for security system installers tend to be around £18,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £30,000 a year. You can earn more through contract jobs or working shifts and overtime. You may be provided with a vehicle to use.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


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Getting In

The security industry has grown in recent years because of public concern about crime and the demands of insurance companies. This has led to more job opportunities. Firms range in size from those employing large numbers of security alarm fitters to small businesses with only one or two. Some larger firms specialise in fitting complex systems for industry based on CCTV.

Predicted Employment in Scotland

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What Does it Take?

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You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Disclosure Scotland
Tel: 03000 2000 40
E-mail: info@disclosurescotland.co.uk
Website: http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/

National Security Inspectorate
Tel: 01628 637512
E-mail: nsi@nsi.org.uk
Website: http://www.nsi.org.uk
Twitter: @NSI_Approved
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSI.Approved

Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB)
Tel: 0191 296 3242
E-mail: ssaib@ssaib.co.uk
Website: http://www.ssaib.org
Twitter: @thessaib
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thessaib

Skills for Security (including SITO)
Tel: 01905 744000
E-mail: info@skillsforsecurity.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk
Twitter: @Skills4Security

Skills for Security is the Sector Skills Council for the security business sector.

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