A security technician is a person who, on the basis of technical documentation, proposes technical solutions for clients, and installs and sets up technical security systems.
The special conditions a person who wishes to acquire the vocational qualification of a security technician needs are:
- evidence of completed secondary vocational education in computing, electro technology, mechanical engineering or mechatronics, and at least six months' work experience working for a licence holder for the implementation of technical security systems;
- or evidence of completed secondary vocational education in computing, electro technology, mechanical engineering or mechatronics, and four years' work experience in these fields and at least six months’ work experience working for a licence holder for the implementation of technical security systems.
Professional training of security staff is implemented on three levels:
- applicants acquire knowledge and skills to perform the work and tasks of security staff through professional training to acquire a national vocational qualification;
- with periodical professional training, security staff update and refresh their knowledge and skills, and prepare themselves for a periodical test of professional competence;
- professional training enables security staff to deepen and expand their knowledge, and prepare for a test of professional competence.
After completing the basic professional training, individuals must attend periodical professional training every five years. The costs of periodical training depend on the contents. A person may attend professional training at any time.
If a person does not carry out the periodical professional training within six months of the end of a five-year period of basic professional training, the person is not considered to be professionally competent and does not meet the conditions to perform private security.
A security worker who is qualified for several types of work is recognised as having undergone periodical professional training for other types of work if they complete training for more demanding types of work in the following order: security manager, authorised engineer of security systems, security guard bodyguard, security control centre operator, security guard supervisor, security guard, security guard watchman and security technician.