Alarm Investigator

Investigate source of alarms and trouble signals on subscribers' premises.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $75,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Alarm Investigators do?

Investigates source of alarm and trouble signals on subscribers’ premises, as recorded in central station of electrical protective signaling system: Drives radio-equipped car to subscriber’s establishment, and locates source of alarm. Investigates disturbances, such as unlawful intrusion, fires, and property damage. Apprehends unauthorized persons found on property, using armed force if necessary, and releases them to custody of authorities. Contacts supervisor by radio or telephone to report irregularities and obtain further instructions. Adjusts and repairs subscriber’s signaling equipment to restore service, using handtools. Coordinates activities with police and fire departments during alarms. Writes investigation and automobile usage reports.

Should I be an Alarm Investigator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Background Investigator, Insurance Investigator, Investigations Director, Investigator, Fraud, Investigator Operator

    How to become an Alarm Investigator

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