How to become a Domestic Security Installer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: November 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Domestic security installers supply and fit security systems for homeowners, including intruder alarms, smoke or fire detectors, CCTV cameras, security lighting and access control panels. Some installers survey properties, provide consultancy and plan or design systems before installation, and most provide testing and repair services.

In addition to earnings from installation fees, ongoing maintenance contracts are a key source of revenue for installers. Intruder alarm installations are often tied to maintenance contracts, with yearly inspections and testing. As well as providing a service for individual homeowners, many installers receive contract work from private landlords, local authorities and housing associations.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a domestic security installation service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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