Carlos GuzmanAim

Establish knowledge base for professionals and technicians in the essential elements of design and installation of electronic intrusion alarm level.

Keep in mind that this is a training course Level 1, as issues related to the basics to start the learning process alarm installation are given.


This certification course is aimed at managers, technical managers, sales and operations, sales supervisors and technicians, salespeople and technicians in the essential elements of design and installations of electronic intrusion detection alarms.

It is recommended for people who have at least 6 months of experience in the alarm industry. Those with several years of experience in the field will find that the course is valuable, and will be like a review of the theory and practice, as well as an update on current trends. The main focus and goals of this program is the reduction of false alarms.


18 academic hours including a final exam.

This course delivers to pass the final exam, a certificate of ALAS. People who do not pass the exam receive a certificate of attendance. You can take the course again to retake the exam and become certified.

Course parts

This course has two stages:

1 First Stage: Pre-requisite

1.1 Methodology

The first part of the certification course, is the preparatory program or prerequisite, which aims to prepare the student for the technical program for alarm installers made by ALAS / CANASA. The course establishes a basic level of knowledge in mathematics, electronics, safety at work and standards.

This part of the course is required for the certification course and to continue with the next step. The participant should obtain and read the prerequisite manual and take and pass the exam.

1 2 Content

The preparatory course contains 5 sections:

Part 1: Presents a general introduction and overview of the industry.
Part 2: Covers Mathematics applied to alarms, adding fractions, hexadecimal numbering system and other similar topics.
Part 3: Basic electronics covers for the alarm industry. the basic laws and the basic relationships that are used daily in the alarm industry is explained.
Part 4: Includes the study of existing norms, both general and specific, related to the alarm industry. The ULC and UL standards are explained, as well as other industry standards and the issuance of internal company regulations and how they benefit us.
Part 5: Covers safety at work in the alarm industry. It covers personal safety and that of others. both commercial and residential issues are discussed.

2 Second Stage: Didactic Course

1 Level Certification Course was designed as the first course in a training program to establish a knowledge base level.

2.1 Methodology:

Conference PowerPoint presentation, group discussions, practical work directed. active participation is requested. The trainee has full freedom to formulate questions relevant to the issues presented and is encouraged to share their ideas and experiences with the instructor and other participants. Upon entering the course the student a training manual is delivered.

2.2 Content:

This level consists of seven sections:

Section One: Provides a general introduction to the program level 1 ALAS / CANASA, and other professional development programs for the alarm industry.

Section Two: Provides 10 steps to plan the process for the preparation of installation.

Section Three: Provides practical examples to use multimeters in the daily routine of an alarm installer.

Section Four: An introduction to the control panels, focusing on connecting devices, control functions and outputs.

Section Five: Discusses the most popular devices entry. You go over the different types of devices and learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type, as well as considerations of false alarms.

Section Six: Provides an overview of the communication requirements. You will learn what are supervised local systems, assessing their differences. Installation of telephone jack and digital communications are also covered in depth, and other methods that monitor the systems used in Canada and other countries.

Section Seven: Review the system design from the perspective of the installer. In this last part of the program we review how to design a system gathering the necessary information already covered to obtain quality systems and free of false alarms.

About the Instructors

Carlos Guzman Diaz He is an international security consultant and specialist in integration of electronic security systems, has a specialization in engineering projects. He has consulted for over 20 years in areas: development of risk studies and plans for disaster situations, security studies and risk analysis, among others. Throughout his career Mr. Guzman has held management positions in the technical and training area. He currently serves as Coordinator of the Latin American Training seguriad Association (ALAS), teaching courses in all the countries of Latin America.

Eduardo Güemes graduated in Communications Engineering and Electronics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City has nearly 25 years of experience in the electronic security industry, with emphasis on intrusion alarms. Since 2004 serves as Technical Instructor course 1 level alarms, ALAS CANASA to Mexico, and from the 2008 is instructor course Alarms Technical 2, ALAS CANASA, level for this country.

Gonzalo Francisco García technician is in electronics and international instructor certificate ALAS - CANASA courses Technician alarms and access control. Technical Adviser to the police in Cordoba, Argentina; Member of ASIS Chapter Argentino - Mediterranean. He has worked in design, consulting and installation of electronic security systems for different security companies, banks, transporters flows; was head of the technical department of the security company General Industries Argentina SA and currently serves as Regional Manager Tellex SA Branch in Prov. Cordoba and San Luis Santiago del Estero, Tucuman and Salta

Author: Latin Press


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