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How much does a home alarm system cost?

  • R200R500 / month
    Monthly alarm service
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Planning to get a home alarm system but you are just not sure what to expect price-wise?

Procompare has been tracking trends in home alarm system prices in years and here is the latest home alarm system cost guide for year 2022.

What is cost data based on? Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by our Pros and on cost data retrieved from various specialized publications and websites, governmental reports, occupational associations or guilds, and related websites in South Africa.


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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Alarm installation fee

  • R1500R2500

This is the price you will pay for an alarm system installation. The final cost will depend on the extent of the installation. In case of purchase, alarm systems usually come in a package, together with full installation and 24-month service agreement. Wired systems require professional installation. This ensures safe installation of all electrical components and guarantees longevity of equipment. The average cost of alarm installation fee is R2000, or typically between R1500 and R2500.

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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 home alarm systems

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Clarendon
  • 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?: Within a month or later

We currently have one night time guard Sunday to Saturday and one day time guard Saturday and Sunday/ Public Holidays and over the Christmas closure period. This is our monthly requirement. Would it be possible for someone too phone me and make an appointment to come and see the office park, so we can discuss this further. I am attaching quotes as received recently from other suppliers.

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Monte Christo Eco-estate, Hartenbos
  • Which service do you need?: Monitoring, Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: House/flat, Residential complex
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

This is an eco-estate with monitored perimeter electrical fence, and strict entry monitoring. We will be moving there around June/July. We have had armed response and alarm monitoring here in Bloemfontein for years, and will prefer to take this extra security precaution as we are two retired ladies. The new house has security doors and burglar bars. Hope to hear from you soon!

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Durban
  • Which service do you need?: Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: Residential complex
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

I am the owner of a number of vehicles (4) with drivers assigned to me who work as Uber/Bolt drivers. The taxis have been harrassing my drivers recently, holding the vehicles and asking for ransom. The police seem incompetent. I am looking for a security company with an armed response unit to respond whenever the need may arise.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Corporate Park North, Randjespark
  • How many guards do you need?: 2
  • 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?: Within a month or later

Good day We want to appoint a new security guard company for our business. We need to have a device as well to be used at the gate which scans employees and visitors. Device needs to record temperature and covid questions needs to be asked and recorded onto this device. We are looking for a company to assist us on the long term. Hope to hear from you soonest. Nicolene Bester

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Midrand
  • How many guards do you need?: 3 day 3 night
  • 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

I NEED A QUOTE ON THE FOLLOWING: 1X DAYSHIFT - MONDAY TO SATURDAY ACCESS/CONTROL GRADE C OFFICERS 1X DAYSHIFT - MONDAY TO SUNDAY SITE DUTY MANAGER GRADE B 2X DAYSHIFT - ACCESS/CONTROL GRADE 1 OFFICERS 1X NIGHTSHIFT - MONDAY TO SUNDAY SITE DUTY MANAGER GRADE B 2X NIGHTSHIF ACCESS/PATROL GRADE C OFFICERS 1X VEHICLE + RUNNING COSTS BASE STATION RADIO PORTABLE RADIOS HANDHELD RADIO OCCURENCE BOOK HANDCUFFS AND POUCHES PLEASE ADVISE ON YOUR EXTRAS.

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Glenmarais, Kempton Park
  • Which service do you need?: Monitoring
  • Where do you need this service?: House/flat
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

We have purchased a house within a security complex. The complex has electrified fencing all the way around it, and has 24/7 access control. Upon our moving in we will further install additional security feautures - re: Alarm, outside beams, sensors, cctv. We require a quote from a local security company to provide monitoring and armed response services. We would also like to know if there are discounts provided, considering the existing stringent security measures and the additional measures that will be installed. Please contact me should anything else be needed

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Roodekop
  • How many guards do you need?: 5
  • 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?: Within a month or later

Mon to Sun dayshift =1x Grade A plus 1 x Grade C Mon to Sun Nightshift =1 x Grade plus 1 x Grade C Quote required for a client in Roodekop Germiston. Quote to include Base Radio, Two way coms for on site guards. Patrol Monitoring (No Baton patrol monitoring. Client must be Level 2 BBBEE, have liability Insurance and an extensive presence on the East Rand, Germiston area.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Vanguard Estate
  • How many guards do you need?: 1
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: House/flat
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: 2–10 days
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

We have a residential property which contains a main house and 3 flatlets. The flatlets are let out and the newest occupant is presenting problems. Since occupation in June, the other tenants and family who occupy main house are plagued by raucous parties, verbal abuse, vulgar language and week long parties at all hours of the day and night. The new tenant has quickly connected with shadier elements in the neighbourhood and we are battling with an influx in traffic and dodgey visitors who do not belong and are being housed despite strict laws concerning stay over guests. There has been two incidents of theft and a few nights ago a young man was found lurking around in the backyard. We would like to address the problem and prevent such activities as some of the characters now frequenting the property are believed to be involved in drug trafficking and are persons of interest in ongoing investigations in our area. There are young women and children and we are concerned for the safety. What would costs be for 3 days, 15 days, and 30 days?

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Pretoria West, Pretoria
  • Which service do you need?: Monitoring, Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: Farm
  • When do you need this service?: As soon as possible

Morning, Please quote us on the above. Thank you. Security Guards Needed at Thaaash Lifestyle Carwash & Shisanyama, Friday-Sun, 13h00 to 23:30. 6 Guards Needed 2 Armed Guards (outside the Premises) 4 Unarmed Guards (2 by the entrance/security check point) (2 hovering inside the premises) Please let us know if something is not clear. Regards Management

Monitoring and armed response

  • City or suburb: Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Which service do you need?: Monitoring, Armed response
  • Where do you need this service?: Commercial or industrial property
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

Hi Team, Please quote for Monitoring and Armed Response for a Medical Practice that it located at 6 Kenilworth Road. The practice has a Receptionist, a personal assistant and 9 Doctors working there Monday to Friday during business hours. The building has a care-taker staying at the rear of the premises in the evenings. It has a Paragon Alarm with sensors fitted throughout. Kind regards,