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Alarm system

How much does an alarm system cost?

  • R200R500 / month
    Monthly alarm service
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At Procompare, we have been tracking prices and seasonal trends for many years. Based on our proprietary data of historical project costs (acquired from thousands of our Pros) and other cost data from various respectable sources, we have put together a 2022 alarm system cost guide, where we have gathered all the necessary information for you to make the best possible decision.


Basic alarm system

  • R3000R5000

This is the price for a starter alarm system, without monitoring. The final cost will depend on the chosen equipment and extent of the installation. Installation is normally included. The average cost of installation is R2 000, ranging from R1 000 to R3 000. Home security systems, even the most basic ones, bring you a peace of mind. If needed, you can extend the system later on, adding CCTV, remote monitoring services, etc. For a basic alarm system, expect to pay between R3000 and R5000.

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Advanced alarm system

  • R6000R10,000

This is the price for a professionally monitored alarm system. The final cost will depend on the alarm system itself – i.e. on the brand and functions of the alarm and any special add-ons – and the scope of the alarm monitoring service. The industry standard is a 24-month contract, but different companies are offering different deals, from monthly to annual contracts. When comparing deals, be sure to compare apples to apples. For an advanced alarm system, expect to pay between R6000 and R10,000.

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Monthly alarm service

  • R200R500 / month

This is the cost of monthly armed response alarm monitoring service. The majority of companies offer a free alarm link over from your existing security company. It is advisable to regularly check providers and switch in case of price hikes. The average cost of monthly alarm service is R350 / month, or typically between R200 / month and R500 / month.

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Recent jobs for alarm systems

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Stellenbosch
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Residential complex
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: Longer than 10 days
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

Contractor must advise if they can provide the following services: 1. Manage and control a At the Gate scanner to scan ID’s of the visitors/contractors entering the property. 2. Can security company do electric fence monitoring 3. Can your company monitor cameras offsite? 4. What guard tracking system can be offered? Quote for 1 day and 1 night shift guard Grade C - full month

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Cape Town
  • Which service do you need?: Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: Commercial or industrial property
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

Good Day, Kindly find the attached spreadsheet with ATC sites listed and if you might be able to assist with armed response and also send us quotes. We have installed CCTV cameras on all sites (towers / microwaves) which is being monitored from our control room that allows us to view a real-time video footage of any activities that might occur on site. Once verified that the alarm is positive our control room will phone-in for your reaction to respond. Please highlights the ones you can assist on. Follow on the link from the attached to view the exact location of the site

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Lyttelton
  • Which service do you need?: Monitoring, Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: House/flat
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

Good day I am looking for Outdoor Beams/PIRs to be installed along our personal property boundary walls and entrance gate, which is connected to an alarm system with an armed response. Do you have something like that and also what are your monthly rates please? Thank you Please communicate via email

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Wynberg Cape Town
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Commercial or industrial property
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: 2–10 days
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

The Site is the section of existing road,(R freeway), between Vanguard Rd, and the N2 intersection. (a) Guard with his own vehicle, and / or (b) Guard that will be dropped with us on site, (we could also pick him up) but preferably not, ask if it will change the cost much. We also need to ask (a) if they will be armed, and (b) if they have radios to call in extra assistance if needs be.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Wynberg Cape Town
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Commercial or industrial property
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: 2–10 days
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

He will need to work with alongside our Survey Team for around 5-7 hrs per day, We need quotes for 2 options ….. The Site is the section of existing road,(R freeway), between Vanguard Rd, and the N2 intersection. (a) Guard with his own vehicle, and / or (b) Guard that will be dropped with us on site, (we could also pick him up) but preferably not, ask if it will change the cost much. We also need to ask (a) if they will be armed, and (b) if they have radios to call in extra assistance if needs be

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Kidd'S Beach
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Farm
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: Longer than 10 days
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

Need quote for security guard for company its on a farm. Need security guard by gate from Monday to Friday 07h00-17h00. And every second Saterday from 07h00-14h00. Need quote as soon as possible the monthly cost. Its a transport company on a farm will preciate it if u can come back me soon as possible.

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Blacheath
  • Which service do you need?: Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: Commercial or industrial property
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

Armed Response in Blackheath (end of Stellenbosch/Kuilsriver side) 24h, 7 days a week. This is for my client - he wants standard armed response to assist, nothing tactical :) Could you please send me your monthly rate? I will be using you in future for my other clients i this area as well If you could send me your best price so that I can quote them, that will be great.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Tijgerhof
  • How many guards do you need?: 2
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Residential complex
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: Longer than 10 days
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

2 quotes needed, these are 2 different options that both allow for on-site security guards providing patrol and access control services to the residential complex. Complex has 1 pedestrian gate (magnetic lock) and 1 vehicle gate (remote control) and electric fences. 1. night time guard only. 2. 24 hour guarding (shifts). Please use mail for quotes!

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Riverhorse Valley East
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Commercial or industrial property
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: Longer than 10 days
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

Please urgently send through a quote for a Warehouse Security Person to be based at Riverhorse Branch. The person will be required to work: Monday-Thursday 07h30-17h00 Friday 07h30-16h00 Saturday 08h30-12h30 Will be responsible for monitoring and searching staff entering and existing the warehouse.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: 50km South of Port Edward
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Residential complex, Commercial or industrial property
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: Longer than 10 days
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

We are tendering on a project to construct the Mtentu River Bridge for the new N2 highway. The project location is about 50km from Port Edward, heading toward Lusikisiki. We will have 2 accommodation camps within 10km of the construction site. We will also have 2 site office camps on either side of the Mtentu river. The project duration will be 4 years. We wish to request a quote for security at the accommodation camps and our site offices. Please offer a monthly rate for security at the 4 separate locations, 24/7.