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Security System Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Security System Managers plan, organise and manages security system projects. They co-ordinate with architects, engineers, surveyors, security managers and contractors on the installation and maintenance of security systems. Security System Managers also Assist in estimation and control of the costing of the system.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in security services

Security System Managers have to identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches. They must always apply professional knowledge and skills in security services to solve issues and problems at work.

Security System Project Management knowledge and skills

As leaders of security system projects, Security System Managers must manage projects from start to finish. They must coordinate effectively with different professionals and clients and have to make choices to ensure that the projects are well completed on time and within budget.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree; or equivalent


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Security System Managers may work outdoors, as they visit sites/buildings to monitor the progress of projects.


  • CCTV monitoring systems

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