Start your career journey to become an Intruder Alarm! engineer!

On average, an entry-level security alarm system installer earns around £24,590 per year and an experienced security alarm installer earns anything between £35,000 to £55,000 per year. (Source: 2018).

The British Standards recommends that an intruder alarm system should be installed in compliance with BS 50131 and an intruder alarm installer should have a good understanding of this code of practice. This qualification is designed to meet the requirements of BS 50131 and to give the learners the hands-on experience in intruder alarm installation.

The need for quality and competent intruder alarm engineers is rising at a record high and expected to grow at a significant rate. The career advancements are great in alarm installation. You can progress to a high position in an organisation in a short time.

If you are a person who is looking to start a business in alarm installation or looking to work for a company, you have come to the right place. At Cube, we are determined to help our students in succeeding in their career ambitions.

Award in Intruder Alarm Installation - Level 3

  • 3-day hands-on course
  • This 3-Day CCTV course is for new entrants to the industry. It is an overview that can be your first step to becoming a fully qualified Intruder Alarm installer.

About the qualification

This qualification is designed to give you the insights of intruder alarm installation. You may be someone who has never wired an alarm system before, and this course will teach you the fundamentals of intruder alarm installation to provide you with a solid foundation in intruder alarm installation.

The course gives a hands-on experience in wired and wireless intruder alarm systems. The NCFE level 3 qualification is aimed at people who are looking to start a new career in intruder alarm installation.

NCFE qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications. The successful completion of this course will lead to a level 3 customised qualification by NCFE in intruder alarm installation.

In the UK, most qualifications are taken through work, school, college or university, and fit into one of nine levels (12 in Scotland). The higher the level, the harder the qualification. The levels are based on the standards of knowledge, skill and competence needed for each qualification.

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Introduction to Intruder Alarm

  • Basic components used in an Intruder Alarm system

  • Wiring a double pole circuit

  • Wiring an EOL circuit

  • Wiring different types of detectors

  • Using alarm different types of intruder alarm panels

System circuitry and intruder alarm

  • Electrical and electronic in intruder alarm

  • Ohms law and alarm circuitry

  • Practical wiring of multiple detectors using EOL and double pole techniques

  • Wiring double pole and end of line circuits using different resistor values

  • Wiring an output circuit, SAB (Self-activating bell), keypad and other output circuits

Intruder alarm system designing

  • Conducting a risk assessment for small commercial and domestic.

  • Grading in intruder alarm system and wiring differences

  • Preparing a floor plan of an intruder alarm system for small and medium-size businesses and domestic market

  • Allocating the correct zone types for each zones.

  • Calculating battery size in accordance with British Standard

Practical wiring of an Intruder alarm system

  • Wiring an intruder alarm panel with detectors using multiple techniques

  • Zoning an intruder alarm system (Galaxy G2 and Texecom Elite 48)

  • Connecting the panel with telephone lines for remote signaling

  • Demonstrating the role of an Alarm receiving centre (ARC)

Inspection testing and commissioning of an intruder alarm system

  • Testing all cables for correct resistance level

  • Checking detector voltage for any voltage drops.

  • Calculating total current load to estimate the backup battery size.

  • Testing outputs

  • Performing walk tests, output tests, and user training

  • Installers responsibilities and maintenance

  • Completing all required paper works

Which level is right for me?

This course is designed for anyone who has a basic technical or construction background and you should have basic numerical skills. The level 3 qualification means the learners have the ability to gain or apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding at a detailed level.

What career can this lead to?

Jobs directly related to this course include:

  • Intruder Alarm Technician
  • Intruder Alarm Commissioning Engineer
  • Intruder Alarm Servicing Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager – Electronic Security Systems
  • And many more

Assessment criteria's?

This course is now fully accredited by NCFE UK.  Course Code CQ10789. You will undertake a practical assessment and a written exam at the end of your course to gain the qualification.

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