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security alarm installer as career

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Jr. Member
May 18, 2008
176 posts
2 upvotes

security alarm installer as career

Anyone done security alarm installer program or working in the industry? Any jobs and what pros and cons of industry
Some.ppl say no need learn security alarm as it just plug and play
Im thinking its cleaner than plumbing n also lighter
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Jr. Member
Feb 16, 2013
166 posts
351 upvotes
Toronto
You will not feel overpaid.
Electricians will treat you as subhuman.
Communication installers will treat you as subhuman.
Plumbers will laugh at you.
You will generally have to ask politely to borrow other trades' scissor lifts because your company will not rent one to plug in one wire.
You will have to ask electricians to bend pipe for you if you have to sleeve though a firewall or some other partition.

Yes, it is lighter and cleaner than plumbing.
Deal Fanatic
Nov 11, 2008
6613 posts
835 upvotes
What are you looking at? Residential stuff? That's stuff is pretty much peanuts. You run the wire, hook up the things, and program. Things are getting slightly more complicated, as automation is becoming a big hit, so you need to have some technical background with computers to make it all work together. The runs are still low voltage runs. Then that can branch off to running networking or computer controlled door access (NFC, coded door access etc) for businesses and corporations.

I think it a job that won't go obsolete for sure...everyone needs alarms, cameras, and networks.
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