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Working As An Alarm Technician

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Make Decisions

  • $69,423

    Average Salary

What Does An Alarm Technician Do At Johnson Controls

* Installs appropriate devices; dismantles and reconstructs equipment as required by customer or Tyco Integrated Security.
* Conducts service calls and prewires job sites Works safely and responsibly to avoid injuries, damage to property, loss of unused materials and cleans up installation debris.
* Contacts customers prior to the date of scheduled installation to verify schedule.
* Prepares estimates in accordance with prescribed instructions or directions of supervisor.
* Follows proper schematic wiring diagrams and hook-up procedures.
* Tests operation of system to the signal-receiving center to properly establish service.
* Reads building, electrical and sprinkler blueprints as required.
* Coordinates installations with police/fire departments and handles necessary records for notification of emergency calls.
* May manage installation teams on larger projects

What Does An Alarm Technician Do At Fire&Life Safety America

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned
* Strong working knowledge of fire alarm codes.
* NICET II or NICET III preferred.
* Equivalent experience will be considered assuming individual pursues NICET alarms education
* Working knowledge of fire alarm programming software
* Able to coordinate between field crews and design to complete project
* Able to perform testing and maintenance on all fire alarm systems and complete documentation as necessary of programmed system
* Attend seminars from time to time to stay abreast of changing technology, installation and testing approaches

What Does An Alarm Technician Do At Fire Protection Service Corporation

* Installation, service and inspection of security alarms and associated low voltage systems.
* System testing and inspecting to the prescribed standards.
* Provide on-site emergency troubleshooting and repairs of customers security equipement Preparing accurate and timely service tickets and reports.
* Ensuring a high level of customer service, satisfaction and communication.
* Maintains a clean and safe work environment on and off site.
* Interface successfully with Administration, Sales, Customers and Management.
* Ability to use a variety of hand tools.
* Has excellent attendance and punctuality.
* Dresses in appropriate attire.
* Acts in a professional manner

What Does An Alarm Technician Do At Outsource

* Installation and troubleshooting security alarms.
* Review and prepare for each job according to customers' needs.
* Make connections and required adjustments as directed; test operation of all components of each system to the signal-receiving center to properly establish service.
* Evaluates information furnished for the job, delivered materials, layout of customer's premises and practical routes for cable, conduit and/or wiring.
* Follows safety practices to safeguard against injury and damage to property.
* Performs duties as team or as lead for team

What Does An Alarm Technician Do At Urban Alarm

* The work includes intrusion alarm systems, commercial fire alarm, access control, intercom / telephone entry systems, and IP video surveillance.
* Prepare for installations by reviewing installation orders and gathering equipment, supplies, and tools.
* Plan security/fire alarm installations by surveying and evaluating location, identifying alarm installation requirements, and laying-out equipment and wiring plan.
* Establish security/fire alarm system by installing equipment, running and pulling wiring, programming and calibrating equipment, as well as adhering to codes, regulations, and standards.
* Verify security/fire alarm system functioning by testing equipment, connections, and signals as well as identify and correct problems.
* Maintain records by documenting installation.
* Maintain customer rapport by resolving concerns and answering questions.
* Maintain safe and secure work environment by following safe practices and keeping security information confidential.
* Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading technical publications and working with demonstration products.
* Able to work with the following technologies: DMP, Exacq IP Video, Brivo Access Control, GE/ITI, DSC, Honeywell, Videofied, and more

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Alarm Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

94.3%

Female

4.8%

Unknown

0.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

18.7%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4%

French

4.8%

Arabic

4.8%

Portuguese

2.4%

Irish

2.4%

Czech

2.4%

Cherokee

2.4%

Greek

2.4%

Slovak

2.4%

Afrikaans

2.4%

Italian

2.4%
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Alarm Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

University of Utah

8.3%

Community College of the Air Force

7.1%

Heald College - Central Administrative Office

6.0%

Utah Valley University

6.0%

Western Governors University

4.8%

Lincoln Technical Institute

4.8%

Utah State University

4.8%

Weber State University

4.8%

Trident Technical College

3.6%

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

3.6%

Del Mar College

3.6%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.6%

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

3.6%

Nassau Community College

3.6%

Brigham Young University - Idaho

3.6%

Delgado Community College

3.6%

Dixie State university

3.6%

West Virginia University

3.6%

Southeastern Louisiana University

3.6%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

21.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

15.1%

Business

11.1%

Criminal Justice

8.7%

General Studies

5.2%

Computer Science

5.0%

Computer Networking

5.0%

Information Technology

3.1%

Education

2.8%

Communication

2.8%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.8%

Automotive Technology

2.4%

Management

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Accounting

1.9%

Drafting And Design

1.7%

Fire Science And Protection

1.7%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

English

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

42.9%

Associate

23.5%

Bachelors

19.9%

Certificate

7.1%

Diploma

3.1%

Masters

2.4%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for An Alarm Technician

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  1. Alarm Systems
  2. Cctv
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed residential alarm systems with emphasis on commercial installation.
  • Install and Service Residential/Commercial Security Systems CCTV Camera Installations
  • Provided customer service in office environment using telecommunications, email, and direct technology support.
  • Interacted with customers throughout the installation process to facilitate the end result.
  • Circuit testing and component testing were performed as operational checks and for trouble shooting malfunctioning circuits and devices.

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