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Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitors monitor security alarms, CCTV and other surveillance equipment, and contact supervisors, police or fire brigades if security is breached or fire is detected.


  • watches for irregularities such as broken water-pipes and fire hazards and takes action to prevent fire, accidental loss or criminal activity
  • monitors alarms and contacts supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected.


  • stressful.

To become an Alarm, Security and Surveillance Monitor

  • You can work as an Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Surveillance

  • Communication Skills

  • Planning

  • Building Relationships

  • Traffic Management

  • Contract Management

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