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 2021 security system installation cost guide, where we have gathered all the necessary information for you to make the best possible decision.

Basic alarm system
Average cost R4000 / system
Cost range R3000R5000 / system

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 / system and R5000 / system.

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Alarm installation fee
Average cost R2000 / installation
Cost range R1500R2500 / installation

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 / installation, or typically between R1500 / installation and R2500 / installation.

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Advanced alarm system
Average cost R8000 / alarm system
Cost range R6000R10,000 / alarm system

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 / alarm system and R10,000 / alarm system.

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Monthly alarm service
Average cost R350 / month
Cost range 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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CCTV installation
Average cost R3500 / installation
Cost range R2000R5000 / installation

This is the CCTV installation fee only. The final price largely depends on the size of the system installed, the site, and your location. For CCTV installation, expect to pay between R2000 / installation and R5000 / installation.

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CCTV packages
Average cost R12,000 / package
Cost range R7000R17,000 / package

This is the price of a CCTV package. The price includes the CCTV camera system, the installation fee, and remote CCTV monitoring service. The final cost will largely depend on the number of channels in a CCTV system. The cost of a CCTV package typically runs from R7000 / package to R17,000 / package, averaging at R12,000 / package.

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Infrared detectors
Average cost R2000 / detector
Cost range R1000R3000 / detector

This is the price for an infrared detector. The final price will depend on the brand, the technology (wired of wireless), and technical specifications. The average cost of an infrared detector is R2000 / detector, or typically between R1000 / detector and R3000 / detector.

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Point-to-point beams
Average cost R5000 / beam
Cost range R2000R8000 / beam

This is the price of point-to-point beams. The final price will depend on the chosen brand, technology, and technical specifications. The average cost is usually R5000 / beam.

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Installation of beams
Average cost R1750 / beam
Cost range R1500R2000 / beam

This is the cost of installation of beams. The final cost may vary according to the selected equipment, the site, and your location. On average, expect to be charged between R1500 / beam and R2000 / beam for installation of beams.

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Security system installation, Alarm systems - St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay
City or suburb: St Francis Bay
Which security system do you need?: Alarm system
When do you need this service?: Within a month or later
Good morning, I would like a quotation please to have an alarm system installed. Requirements: 3 eye sensors, (1 in the bedroom, 1 in the lounge / diningroom and 1 in the garage) I panic button in the bedroom I would also like you to quote on monitoring the property. I will be moving to St Francis on the 19th January, so would like the system installed by then.
Security system installation, Security camera - Empangeni
Empangeni
City or suburb: Empangeni
Which security system do you need?: CCTV cameras/beams
When do you need this service?: As soon as possible
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Security system installation, Alarm systems - Ermelo
Ermelo
City or suburb: Ermelo
Which security system do you need?: CCTV cameras/beams
When do you need this service?: Within a fortnight
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Security system installation, Alarm systems - Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
City or suburb: Bloemfontein
Which security system do you need?: Access control
When do you need this service?: As soon as possible
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Security system installation, Klerksdorp - Home security systems
Klerksdorp
City or suburb: Klerksdorp
Which security system do you need?: CCTV cameras/beams, Alarm system, Access control, Electric fencing
When do you need this service?: Within a month or later
I also need intercom, PTT, in the radio room to be able to view, talk and open for the persons in the pedestrian gate and motor vehicles. The alarm should have the panic button which when a member is under attack could alarm the nearest station of about 30km or more. More than that I need a system CCTV system of more than 10 cameras for outer parameters. The beams ticked in your security system should be the outer beam which could be used to sense a person only not flies or any other object or pets that could give a fault alarms