Working in a Vital Profession: Job Duties of Security and Fire Alarm System Installers

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Working in a Vital Profession: Job Duties of Security and Fire Alarm System Installers

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As a security and/or fire alarm technician you typically work with low voltage (0-49 volts) electrical alarm systems. Installing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting alarm systems involves:

Installation of properly graded conduits and cables, such as cat 5/6, coaxial, twisted pair, and fiber
Reading blueprints, schematics, and sketches of systems
Use of low voltage power sources, including backup DC sources
Pulling wire and using terminating devices
May involve interfacing between low voltage systems and 110 volt systems
Use of control system software programs such as AMAG, Lenel, Genetec, and Software House
Wiring low voltage circuits
Engaging in preventative maintenance and regular system inspections
Installation of switches and relays
Installation of control systems/centers
Installing fire alarm systems can be more involved than a basic alarm system. In addition to those activities mentioned above this can also include:

Installing strobes and lighted exit signs powered by backup systems
Installation of smoke detector/heat detector systems
Installation of sprinkler systems
Installation of ventilation equipment
Use of fire-retardant and fire-protective materials
Familiarity with old fire alarm systems as well as the latest versions like the Simplex 4100 family
Installing a closed circuit television (CCTV) system also involves certain unique activities, especially if it is equipped with an audio system:

Installation of intrusion systems
Installation of card access systems
Installation of microphones and audio cable
Installation and mounting of video cameras and their connecting cable system to a control center
In today’s market IP video is a popular feature that also involves integrating the security system with a computer
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