The cost of installing and maintaining an alarm system for a home or a small business can vary greatly. There are a lot of options available with different products, and that variation leads to a wide range of price points. The range can be significant as a typical home system can be anywhere from $100 to $1,000 to install. A small business will have a higher price range, of course. If you’re looking to purchase an alarm system, our team at Alarms R Us wants to help you make an educated decision, so today we’re spelling it out for you.
What Are Your Alarm System Needs?
Before a quote can be made, the first step is identifying what you need in an alarm system. Every facility or home is unique. Whether you need motion detectors, perimeter triggers, cameras, laser triggers or similar, the combination you choose will often dictate the actual cost. So until your specific security needs are fully mapped out, quotes won’t be accurate.
Wireless systems tend to be the most cost-effective options, with prices ranging from around $100 to $500 on average. This cost is primarily for the equipment. The lower cost is often attractive to budget-conscious folks, as is the flexibility of installation and the ease of mobility.
Hardwire systems are often more expensive, ranging from around $400 for a very basic home installation to $1,000 for a system with more features. Again, the amount often depends on how many triggers and parts are involved, as well as the level of equipment used.
The simple, up-front cost of installation is not the whole picture when choosing an alarm system. There is also the cost of maintaining a service and/or subscription. Some alarm system companies may even require a time period contract, such as a 2- to 4-year service and monitoring agreement. Because contracts can often produce more profit for a company compared to just selling the equipment, some may offer discounted or even free equipment installation for the price of an agreement.
Choose Alarms R Us
If you’re in the New York City area, contact Alarms R Us today at (718) 996-6900. Our team can walk you through the various alarm system services, the different price ranges available, and what service and protection to expect. By working with an experienced technician that is locally based, you will often receive a much better package overall, both in equipment and service.