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 2021.
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.
|Cost range||R3000 – R5000|
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.Get quotes!
|Cost range||R6000 – R10,000|
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.Get quotes!
|Cost range||R1500 – R2500|
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.Get quotes!
|Average cost||R350 / month|
|Cost range||R200 – R500 / 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.Get quotes!