Security systems installers and workers usually have several years of on-the-job training with experienced professionals. They may also have completed an education program to qualify for licensing in the state in which they work. The job requires technical skills, critical thinking, problem solving, quick thinking, and active listening. Security systems installers and workers must also have near vision to see objects up close; they also need good hand-eye coordination to handle tools and equipment. Installers and Workers must have solid communication skills to fulfill customers' needs. They must have strong knowledge of computers and electronics, and be knowledgeable about equipment policies and procedures and security systems regulations and codes.
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