Security System Installers and Repairers

Security system installers and repairers fit, maintain and service alarm systems and other electronic security devices which provide access control and monitoring, intruder detection and security lighting.


New workers

New workers start around £21,804. Normal pay is £33,785 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £49,607.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 11,169 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Responds to call-outs and repairs faulty or inoperative equipment.

  • Services existing systems and tests for faults.

  • Installs security systems and connects them to control panels, including intruder and fire alarms, surveillance and monitoring equipment and access control systems.

  • Carries out on site surveys and determines security needs.

  • Discusses security needs with clients, responds to call outs and explains operation of equipment.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Alarm Devices

  • Access Controls

  • Security Systems

  • Commissioning

  • Emergency Lighting

  • Closed-Circuit Television Systems (CCTV)

  • Smoke Detector

  • Effective Communication

  • Fire Suppression Systems

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Positivity

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.