Practical Intruder Alarm

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Practical Intruder Alarms

“The course provided me with useful skills and knowledge to and develop…”
Wight Fire Co Ltd delegate

Course Overview

Are you entering the industry for the first time or just looking to ‘brush up’ your existing skills? Over 5 fascinating days, Tavcom’s expert tutor will equip you with the skills needed to work in this vibrant and rapidly growing sector of the security industry. We will teach you the best way to design, plan, install, repair and maintain intruder alarm systems whilst gaining an understanding of the governing legislation and the electronic principles behind this exciting subject.

Who should attend?
There are no prerequisites. The course is open to all those with an interest intruder alarm systems.

What you will learn

  • Installation techniques
  • Electronic Principles
  • Commissioning and Testing
  • Measuring power supplies and end of line resistors accurately with the appropriate test equipment
  • Wiring an intruder alarm system effectively, efficiently and safely
  • Programming an intruder alarm control panel
  • Testing systems and complete the relevant documentation on commissioning and handover
  • Plan an alarm installation that conforms to all the correct standards and best practices
  • Design a system and prepare a specification
  • Understand the necessary alarm regulations

Course Cost: £1195.00 + VAT
Includes: BTEC level 3 certificate
Duration: 5 Days




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Course Content

  • Practical applications of Ohm’s law
  • Using a multimeter for voltage, current and
  • resistancereadings
  • Detection devices described
  • Control and indicating equipment
  • Sounders and other warning devices
  • Calculating battery and power supply requirements
  • Adding power supplies – considerations
  • British, European and International standards
  • Practical wiring of complete Intruder Alarm systems
  • Completing risk assessments
  • Designing and planning a system
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Electrical testing of intruder alarm systems
  • Completing essential documentation
  • Remote signalling system requirements
  • Environmental considerations
  • Insurance pre-requisites

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Available Course Dates

22nd – 26th January 2018

12th – 16th February 2018

5th – 9th March 2018

9th – 13th April 2018

21st – 25th May 2018

25th – 29th June 2018

16th – 20th July 2018

13th – 17th August 2018

3rd – 7th September 2018

8th – 12th October 2018

12th – 16th November 2018

10th – 14th December 2018

14th – 18th January 2019

11th – 15th February 2019

11th – 15th March 2019

Course Pricing

If you’re interested in booking a training course with Tavcom, please either click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Request a Call Back’ and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternately, please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1489 895099

Course Cost: £1195.00 + VAT
Includes: BTEC level 3 certificate
Duration: 5 Days

We accept most major credit and debit cards.

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Telephone us on  +44 (0)1489 895099
Our team is ready to take your call during normal office hours from Monday to Friday. We can discuss your requirements and provide you with details of course dates and availability, fees, payment methods, accommodation and joining instructions. Outside normal office hours please leave your contact details with our answering service and we will return your call.

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