How Much Does It Cost to Put an Alarm System in Your House?

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How Much Does It Cost to Put an Alarm System in Your House?

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The price of which it costs to have an alarm system installed in your house can vary depending on many different circumstances and options that you choose. We will break down the options that are available, and then come up with a ballpark idea of a price that you will pay.

First and foremost, you have to decide if you would like a monitored or unmonitored home security system. This option is definitely a pretty straightforward one. With unmonitored, you have to monitor it yourself and incur no monthly fee, whereas, with a monitor, you will have to pay a monthly fee for someone else to monitor it for you.

You also have to choose between a wired or wireless security system. Wired systems are typically tied into your phone lines and are the cheaper option, however, they will stop working if the phone lines happen to be cut, which would make the pricier wireless option the better option of the two.

Wired systems also carry the cost of needing a professional to install them, because the wired system can only be installed by said professional. The wireless option is fairly easy to install and can be a do it yourself job. You also have to factor into your price the cost of any and all equipment that you may need and/or want to go along with your home security system.

You don’t necessarily have to have all of the bells and whistles, but there is basic equipment that you will have to have in order for your home security system to function correctly. There are also costs that go along with the maintenance and the upkeep of your home security system, and those costs can vary from one company to the next. Take all of this into account, and the prices will definitely vary.

On the low end, you could expect to pay around $735 and then the monthly fee that it costs to have the system monitored if you so choose to go that direction. However, if you choose to add a few extras onto your home security system, you could be looking well into the $1,500-$2,000 range.

So, as you can see, there are many costs that you will incur when coming up with a price list to have a home security system installed, so the best advice one could heed would be to do your research and make sure you know exactly what you need and what you don’t.