SEADAN Security reports the company is now in its 14th year of partnering with Box Hill Institute of TAFE’s Certificate 3 courses, as part of a strategy of investing in the next generation of electronic security installers and integrators.
“In 2004 Seadan Security first offered complimentary training to Box Hill institute’s Security Certificate 3 students in addition to sponsoring prizes and recognition rewards for a couple of their most promising students,” said Seadan’s Ian Harris.
“These awards were later recognised to be Apprentice of The Year and Most Improved Student, and regular training sessions have continued ever since. On average students at Box Hill Institute receive 2-3 training and professional development sessions per year incorporating CCTV, locking, intercom and access control.
“In relation to CCTV, students are given an overview of a typical CCTV system with much of the jargon explained and deciphered in addition to developing an understanding of HDCVI and IP systems along with their features and benefits. They also receive a review touching on the history of locks and locking with detailed educational information on the anatomy of a standard lock with greater emphasis placed on electric locks.
“When it comes to intercoms, much of the session is aimed at explaining the differences between analogue and IP systems, while the access control component provides students with a number of basic access control devices before they are introduced to more sophisticated units such as the Rosslare 2 and 4-door controllers, and other IP-based and networked solutions. By the conclusion of the session, students have a deeper understanding of general security products and their associated functions.”
According to Harris, Seadan Security appreciates the importance of giving back to the industry it serves.
“The directors see their position in the market as incorporating a responsibility to ensure that the next generation of security professionals is more skilled and knowledgeable that the previous generation,” he said.