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Course Level: Alarms And Security Systems

Course Level: Certificate Programme

Duration: 9 Weeks

Pre Requisites: Mature Entry (21years) with 3 years related work experience / 5 CXC certificates (Math and English mandatory) / certifications relevant to subject matter

Certificate in Alarms and Security Systems

In this modern era, security systems have become commonplace, from residential homes and small businesses to large enterprises, you cannot go a few steps without being monitored. Previous systems and courses focus on intrusion or fire detection but with advances in technologies these systems have become smart and require an even broader skill set with knowledge of individual manufactures. At Advance Solutions Technical Institute we pride ourselves on having been distinguished in this industry of Electronics and Telecommunication for over a decade, with graduates performing in not just the local but international industry.

Students may enroll with no prerequisite knowledge as this course will give a fundamental understanding of basic electronic components setting the stage for topics such as alarm systems (fire and intrusion), camera/intercoms, networking, cabling, locking systems, (basic) access control and the required skills to interface multiple systems within a network and hub. Students can also pursue additional competencies for the commercial certification in (CAST (C)):

  • Bank security – Covering the specific AV equipment and ATMs
  • Money Machines – Covering the common cash counter devices
  • Access Control – Covering Key card systems which have become a local staple in the industry
  • Satellite and Microwave Communication – The use of these more advanced telecommunication methods for security systems
  • Sprinkler systems – One of the core systems for mitigating hazards, not as common place in the local industry but a core component for competent international installers


After having completed the base certificate graduates will be capable of the design, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of fundamental security systems as well as understand and approach more complex/ vendor specific/proprietary systems with the knowledge gained.

  • Graduates can pursue employment as:
    • Security Operation Technicians
    • Low Voltage Technicians
    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Field Service Technicians……. And much more

In local companies such as Amalgamated Securities Limited, REO consultants, IRP group of companies etc.

Post Certification

After pursuing the base level certification and possibly and its accompanying commercial certification students may go on to pursue further qualifications with the following to broaden their skill set:

  • Certificates in
    • Surveillance System Installation
    • Residential Electronics and Electrical Installation
    • IP camera maintenance and installation
    • Digital Networking
    • Communication Cabling and Networking
    • Fiber Optic Installation

Students may also wish to dive deeper into specific fields and eventually become specialist in specific fields with the following:

  • Diplomas in
    • CCTV design and application
    • Network Security Implementation and Maintenance
    • Industrial Technology Services

Lastly Students may wish to round of their qualification by pursuing a high level degree by levying their previous qualifications either at A.S.T.I or any other institution (based on our certificates and diplomas holding credit weighting.).

  • Possible fields include:
    • BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • BSc. Industrial Engineering
    • BSc. Management (to move from technical the technical field to a more cozy position as a manager or more)

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Advanced Solutions Technical Institute

#46 Boundary Road, San Juan,
Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Tel: 1(868)-610-7500 | 1(868)-778-2135 | 1(868)-485-1835

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