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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: 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.

Security guard

  • City or suburb: Stellenbosc
  • How many guards do you need?: 3-4
  • Where do you need the guard(s)?: Event
  • How long do you need the guard(s) for?: 1 day
  • When do you need this service?: Within a month or later

Hello I would like to enquire of the costs for 3-4 securioty guards for an event of pax on a private property in Jonkershoek nature reserve (Stellenbosch) for a bespoke music event. Date of Event: 3 April Guests begin to arrive from 15h00pm; Guests depart 22h30 Please could we get a costing at your earliest convenience? Should you need any further information, please let me know. Many Thanks

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