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What security work can I bring to Field Nation?

January 1, 2024


Security is the fastest-growing type of work on the Field Nation marketplace. This growth is fueled partly by increased concerns for public safety and loss prevention, but also by the fact that security technology and equipment has become faster, easier, and more cost-effective to install and maintain. 

The downside to this growing demand is that there’s too much work and not enough workers. Companies we’re talking with tell us their third parties are struggling to find skilled techs, creating delays and missed deadlines. These same companies are also telling us that even with a volatile market, projects are still happening. That’s where the Field Nation marketplace comes in. 


What kinds of security work can companies bring to Field Nation?

There are four main categories of security work:

  1. Surveillance (CCTV & IP Cameras)
  2. Access Control
  3. Fire Alarm
  4. Burglar Alarm


Let’s talk about surveillance first. 

There’s a shift in the industry to replace analog CCTV systems with IP or network cameras, and we’re seeing that dynamic first-hand on the Field Nation marketplace. But that doesn’t mean that techs who have experience with CCTV systems are obsolete. Field Nation has highly rated independent technicians with proven platform experience installing IP and CCTV cameras and running + terminating cable to IP and CCTV cameras – so you’re covered no matter what. 

Here are some of the surveillance use cases we support:

Surveillance install / uninstall

  • Install cameras and run new cable
  • Replace cameras and run new cable
  • Replace camera and camera switch

Surveillance diagnose & repair

  • Restore camera connection to the DVR
  • Troubleshoot a down camera
  • Troubleshoot the display system

Surveillance configuration

  • Commission / configure camera
  • Set up / connect camera
  • Re-adjust camera angle / clean lens

Common surveillance technologies and brands we see on Field Nation

  • Verkada
  • Avigilon
  • Rhombus
  • Arcules
  • Digital Watchdog
  • Ubiquiti

Common location types where surveillance work takes place

  • Big-box retail stores
  • Small footprint retail stores
  • Schools / campuses
  • Quick-serve restaurants (QSRs)
  • Convenience / gas stations


Now, let’s talk access control.

There’s also an “analog to cloud” shift happening in the access control space, but depending on the size of the existing system, companies may defer a wholesale changeover to a cloud-based system and continue to maintain their existing system instead. Whether you need assist / helper techs on a complete system install, or skilled techs who can install or repair individual components, Field Nation has independent techs at the ready. 

Here are some of the access control use cases we support:

Access control install / uninstall

  • Assist tech for commercial security system installs
  • Install single components, e.g. 1 door access control
  • Swap key fob reader
  • Install new access control locks

Access control diagnose & repair

  • Pinpad troubleshoot / replacement
  • Sensor replacement / swap
  • Panel troubleshoot
  • Door strike troubleshoot

Access control configuration

  • System turn-up

Common access control technologies and brands we see on Field Nation

  • Allegion PLC
  • Assa Abloy
  • Avigilon
  • Bosch Security Systems Inc
  • Brivo
  • Fortinet
  • Gemalto NV
  • Hanwha Techwin Co
  • Honeywell Security Group
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Johnson Controls


What about fire alarm and burglar alarm?

Fire alarm and burglar alarm licensing is regulated differently than almost all other types of contractor licenses, and the requirements are more stringent. Because this type of work is highly specialized, Field Nation is not a good resource for national or regional coverage. Instead, we recommend that companies find service providers in their area who are familiar with the licensing requirements in the jurisdictions where the work will be performed. 



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