The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) has officially registered National Security Technician Day as an annual commemorative day in the US on 23 January 2023.
On National Security Technician Day and the week that follows, FAST says it encourages all businesses and individuals in the security industry to recognize the hard work, dedication and skills that security technicians provide.
From the installation of security solutions to the configuration and service of equipment, FAST says the efforts of these professionals are essential to the delivery and function of security technologies that protect citizens, businesses and government.
“At FAST, we seek to drive awareness of the incredible employment opportunities in the electronic security and safety industry and the role of the security technician is one of the most incredible opportunities to enter the security industry and build a successful and rewarding career,” said Paul Hevesy, Chair of the Board of Directors for FAST.
“On 23 January, we’re celebrating the contributions of all those who serve as security technicians, and we encourage all industry companies to join us in this celebration.”
The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are also working in tandem with FAST. Together the three organizations are recommending companies make their appreciation demonstrable to the security technicians at their company or their partner companies.
“This is an historic and long overdue opportunity to celebrate the very women and men in the security industry that design, install and maintain vast areas of technology in every city, every day,” said SIA Board Member Ryan Kaltenbaugh, Senior Vice President at LenelS2. “The last several years these talented people have been challenged with the pandemic, supply chain and workforce development obstacles and this is the time to stand with them and applaud their work. I’m humbled by what they do as they are the foundation and future of our industry.”