National Security Technician Day on January 23 celebrates the security professionals who perform the role of security technician within the global security industry.


Security technicians are on the front lines protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure. Without them, our ports, transit systems, schools, government facilities, and utilities would fail to operate properly. Today we want you to join us in honoring all security technicians by showing appreciation for the hard work they do keeping our digital life safe.

What is a Security Technician?

A security technician is a trained individual who installs, maintains, and repairs a variety of security systems. They can easily work in any environment, ranging from residential  to commercial areas.

Employing a security technician on staff was once a luxury only larger companies and organizations could afford. That has changed in recent years due to advancement in technology. Sadly, security breaches and threats are number one reasons employ security technicians. Unfortunately, as technology advances, so will the need to maintain good digital security. Now more than ever we all require expert skills of a security technician.

What Does a Security Technician Do?

Job duties for a security technician vary and depend on the customer. Despite the various job duties, a security technician should also know how to:

  • Identify and troubleshoot hardware and software problems within a network.
  • Install emergency programs to help systems recover from viruses and malware.
  • Collaborate with an IT team about support strategies to carry out business needs.
  • Analyze and respond to problems found within computer systems.
  • Collect data and provides reports about trends.
  • Be knowledgeable the latest technologies to avoid data theft.

Career of the Future

A career in the security technician industry offers a variety of high-profile opportunities. Plus, security technician’s are one the of the fastest growing careers in the job market. Those considering a career as a security technician should know about educational requirements as you pursue a security technician certification.

Statistically, over 35.8% of security technicians have a bachelor degrees and 3.7% of security technicians have master’s degrees. Equally important, it is possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED, too. Through apprenticeships and on-the-job training with experts, you can become a successful security technician.

Top Security Technician Jobs

  • Security/alarm systems
  • Retail security
  • Cyber security
  • CCTV
  • Government system security

Hiring a security technician should be an important priority of any business or organization. Having a security professional readily available is essential for secure business practices. Unsurprisingly, we now keep a  security technician on staff to ensure the safety of their systems and applications. In today’s workforce, employing a security technicians is one of the strongest components of business plan, respectively.


  • Support careers in cyber security.
  • Send a thank you note to your security technician for their help.
  • Learn about the different aspects of being a security technician.
  • Host a luncheon for your security technician employees to reinforce moral and talk about company goals.
  • Send your security technicians to seminars to keep up-to-date with current information.
  • Honor your security technician by sharing photos of them on social media using #NationalSecurityTechnicianDay.


In 2022, the Security Industry Association (SIA) and National Day Calendar began collaborating to establish National Security Technician Day. Beginning in 2023, National Security Technician Day will be celebrated each year on January 23. 

“To be a catalyst for success within the global security industry through information, insight and influence.” SIA Mission Statement

The Security Industry Association is the leading trade association for global security solution providers. With over 1,200 innovative member companies, SIA represents thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. The company protects member interests by advocating pro-industry policies through federal and state legislation. The SIA:

  • Creates open industry standards that enable integration
  • Advances industry professionalism through education and training.
  • Opens global market opportunities.
  • Offers peer-to-peer networking to help grow and shape the industry.