5 Benefits of Becoming a Security Technician

SecTech_2022_NY, US_Tech Exiting Van-8E9A3613
5 Benefits of Becoming a Security Technician


Security technicians play a vital role in making working and living environments safer, healthier and more efficient. They’re on the frontline installing innovative security technologies at businesses and organizations, and helping them to manage and solve problems.

However, as we experience a global talent shortage – with 10 million jobs unfilled due to gaps in skills – the role of the security technician is in jeopardy.

That’s why we’re focused on creating opportunities in the vocational and skilled trades, and celebrating security technicians, the makers of safer, healthier and more efficient environments.

As you’ll learn in this blog post, the dynamic nature of the security technician role means no two working days are ever the same, but each day provides an opportunity to make a difference.

We sat down with a few of our security technicians who solve problems every day to learn more about why they’re passionate about their role and why others should pursue this field. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of being a security technician from Securitas Technology’s Eric Roge, Buck Wieczynski, Terry Spry and David Morris.

What excites you most about your role?

Eric: “The diversity of my role as an installation technician is what excites me most. There’s always something new, which wards away the feeling of stagnation – new people, new projects and a broad range of products. I’ve always considered myself the multitool of the electronics industry.”

Buck: “What excites me most about my role is when I get to start at the beginning of a project and listen to the customer’s issues. I get a spark or an idea, and it grows from there. We see the customer get excited to see an idea become more than just a product. To be able to execute, see the plan through and solve a customer’s challenges – that’s what excites me.”

Terry: “Working with and learning ever-changing technology.”

David: “As an installation technician, we perform the install, do some sales and also project manage some of the jobs. What’s most important to me, though, is the relationship I build with the customer.”

What are the benefits of being a security technician?

1. Personal and Professional Satisfaction

Buck: “Pride in protecting the meek and unprotected and being able to say, ‘You’ll be safer when we’re done.’ Also, engaging with the customer and making a friend in the process. To be seen later after the project and be introduced as ‘this is Buck, the guy I was telling you about that solved…’”

David: “When I arrive at a customer’s site where they may have or may not have any of the systems we offer and I install one. To see the customer’s reaction when finished is priceless. That is one of my personal favorites. The satisfaction – both personal and that of the customer – upon the completion of an install is so worth the work that is put into it.”

2. Being Part of an Evolving Industry

Buck: “It’s not just door contacts and motion detectors. We are an industry that is ever-growing. We are a multifaceted industry and profession that spans so much more than just being a wire puller. We are customer advocates, we are sales engineers, we are programmers, we are consultants. I could go on and on.”

3. Access to Endless Learning Opportunities

David: “The opportunities to expand your knowledge on current technology are endless. The variety of systems we encounter are not only interesting but can be added to our resume as well.”

4. The Ability to Serve

Terry: “Meeting and helping out people working in a variety of industries.”

Buck: “Being part of a team that cares about what they do and what they are doing for the community.”

5. Diversity of Work

Terry: “It’s an ever-changing work environment.”

Eric: “There’s rarely a dull moment with the diversity of work. There’s a lot of self-management with being a field technician and there’s a broad range of technology that a technician can become an expert in.”

What advice would you give others who are considering becoming a technician?

Eric: “Don’t settle for mediocrity by only doing the bare minimum. Take time and commit to learn more, so as to become more valuable to your organization and yourself.”

Buck: “This job is not easy; it takes hard work and dedication. We are here to serve our customers and make sure that all is safe inside and outside of their four walls. We make that happen by being Jacks and Janes of all trades.”

Terry: “Keep an open mind and learn from others’ experience. There tend to be multiple ways to perform a task – watch, listen and learn from others. Then, you can develop your own way that makes you efficient.”

David: “If you are looking for a company or career that provides you with the chance to learn multiple [systems] as well as opportunities to advance in your role, then look no farther. Securitas Technology can do all of that.”

Explore careers

Disclaimer: By using the Blog section of this website (“Blog”), you agree to the terms of this Disclaimer, including but not limited to the terms of use  and our privacy policy. The information provided on this Blog is for information purposes only. Such information is not intended to provide advice on your specific security needs nor to provide legal advice. If you would like to speak to a Security representative about your specific security needs, please contact us.