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What qualifications and skills do i need to be a security systems manager?

January 14, 2013 by admin  
Filed under CCTV Equipment

Could some one please tell me what to do if i want to pursue a career in Security Systems management? is there any one out there already working in this postion or already have been? What training courses, experience or qualifications employers normally expect to find in a candid to this postion.

Many thanks.
Security systems is a vast area but what i meant here is systems such as door access control, CCTV, remote alarm monitoring parameter control systems etc (Corporate and building security)

If you are talking about the hardware associated with security systems then you need to study electricity and electronics, work on an Associates Degree or an Electrical Engineering degree.

Some security system companies specialize in only one area, for example, CCTV, and not access control, which enables them to avoid the need for a licensed electrician. Or the business has licensed electricians install any necessary conduit and the specialists bring and install the cabling and devices.

Here is the web page for a company called Security Cameras Direct, they are based in Luling, Texas

Glossary of Terms:
http://www.scdlink.com/t-faq.aspx

About us:
http://www.scdlink.com/t-about.aspx

The nearest Wal-Mart is in Lockhart, Texas, about 20 miles away. This is a very rural area.

Here is a website devoted to all things security – which makes it a very big website.

Security Operations and Management
http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6

Security Technology Executive (magazine)
The security executive’s resource for systems integration and convergence
http://www.securityinfowatch.com/magazine/ste

TonyRB
Thursday, December 31, 2009

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  1. Tony RB says:

    If you are talking about the hardware associated with security systems then you need to study electricity and electronics, work on an Associates Degree or an Electrical Engineering degree.

    Much of the monitoring system is low-power low-voltage (such as video cable, door sensors, etc) and does not require the services of a licensed electrician, but wherever there are things like door locks or cable routing through plenums and firewalls, you need to be a licensed master electrician or an electrical engineer in order to meet most cities’ electrical code requirements. So working as an apprentice industrial/building electrician will help you understand the problems facing installation and maintenance of security systems.

    Some security system companies specialize in only one area, for example, CCTV, and not access control, which enables them to avoid the need for a licensed electrician. Or the business has licensed electricians install any necessary conduit and the specialists bring and install the cabling and devices.

    One thing that will help you is to be familiar with the technical terms and what equipment looks like, and a catalog is a great way to do so, you can read a catalog anywhere.

    Here is the web page for a company called Security Cameras Direct, they are based in Luling, Texas

    Home page:
    http://www.scdlink.com/

    Glossary of Terms:
    http://www.scdlink.com/t-faq.aspx

    I looked all over the site but could not find a download page for a PDF file of the catalog; you will have to register to get one through the mail.

    About us:
    http://www.scdlink.com/t-about.aspx

    What is hilarious to me is that they are in Luling, Texas, just north beside the airport. Luling is a very small town south of Austin, Texas. There isn’t enough business there to support the company, but when you are a warehouse-type supplier you can locate your business anywhere. It’s been about a year since I last drove through the town.

    The nearest Wal-Mart is in Lockhart, Texas, about 20 miles away. This is a very rural area.

    Wikipedia article about Luling, Texas
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luling,_Texas

    Here is a website devoted to all things security – which makes it a very big website.

    SecurityInfoWatch Forums – Discussions for the Security Professional
    http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/

    Security Operations and Management
    http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6

    Tech Corner – General Discussions
    http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5

    Security Technology Executive (magazine)
    The security executive’s resource for systems integration and convergence
    http://www.securityinfowatch.com/magazine/ste

    Depending on how much contact you would have with the public, you might have to register with your state’s regulatory commission that oversees private security companies. Here is the link for the one in Texas:
    Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Bureau
    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/

    TonyRB
    Thursday, December 31, 2009
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