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Also known as closed circuit television technicians, CCTV technicians work for firms that specialize in security and personal safety systems and/or home maintenance. Individuals working as CCTV technicians are required to have very specific knowledge and experience.
Installing and Maintaining Equipment
CCTV technicians spend the majority of their time installing and maintaining CCTV systems. Additional duties include monitoring equipment, preparing purchasing requests for materials needed for each project and writing daily and monthly reports regarding maintenance work provided. They must often communicate with customers to explain problems and procedures with the equipment.
Individuals working as CCTV technicians must have experience troubleshooting, assembling, disassembling, repairing and monitoring alarm system hardware and electronic devices such as smoke alarms, video cameras, remote controls, audio surveillance equipment and television monitors.
Education and Other Requirements
CCTV technicians are sometimes required to have a formal education or in the field of electronic services, such as a two year technical certificate. Educational requirements for CCTV technicians may vary based upon the specific needs of individual security firms. Many firms require a background check and drug test.