• Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 44,230
    $28,560 range bar $64,530
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Security and fire alarm systems installers install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. They make sure that work meets the requirements of relevant codes.

What do they typically do

  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets; then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping
  • Examine systems to locate problems such as loose connections or broken insulation
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications
  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans
  • Use programming keypads to adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations
  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or cameras and attach electrical and telephone wiring
  • Inspect installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to understand what materials are needed and how to install the system
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features to make sure they work correctly and to diagnose malfunctions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.3%
Job Opening 393

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