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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Home Security Alarm System?

Are you looking for a way to increase security on your property? If so, then you may want to consider having a home security alarm system installed. After all, no matter where you live, there is always a chance that your home could become the victim of vandalism or even burglary. Fortunately, an alarm system can be a great way to deter criminals from setting foot on your property while giving you and your family much-desired peace of mind each day. Another wonderful benefit of having a home alarm system in place is that many home insurance companies these days offer substantial discounts on homes that are protected with security systems.

National Install an Alarm System Costs

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National Install an Alarm System Costs
Average reported cost $663
Number of Cost Profiles 873 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $59
Maximum reported cost $1,800
Most homeowners spent between: $452 to $775

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Types of Alarm Systems

If you are thinking about having an alarm system installed at your home, one important decision that you will want to make is exactly which type of system you would prefer. These days, there are generally three types of security systems. The most popular is a combination of a surveillance and alarm system. Such a system has security cameras in place that allow for remote monitoring of the home while also protecting it with a sensor system that, if tripped, with set off an alarm and notify local authorities.

However, to save on cost, some home owners opt for one or the other. In such cases, a sensored alarm system tends to be the most popular option, especially for home owners who want additional peace of mind when they are not at home.

Average Costs of Alarm System Installation

Home owners who want to have alarm systems installed can usually expect to spend between $450 and $675 out of pocket for the equipment and installation itself. From there, the security company may also charge a monthly subscription fee. Of course, the cost of alarm system installation can vary based on what type of system you decide to have installed, what regional pricing norms are in your area, and how much the company charges for labor. By contacting a few different companies and requesting a quote, you can make sure to find the best deal.

Overall, an alarm system is an investment that can give you additional mind as a home owner while essentially paying for itself in the long run, especially if you receive a home insurance discount as a result. Be sure to look into this as a possibility to help protect your own home.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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