How Much Does Security Equipment Cost?
We all know how important security is for both homes and commercial properties. But when you’re not familiar with the different types of security and the products available, trying to estimate the costs can seem impossible.
For some people, this is enough to put them off the idea altogether. After all, there’s nothing worse than feeling pressured into something you can’t afford once you’ve got a quote. The good news is, security can be surprisingly affordable.
In this post, we’ll provide a ballpark figure for basic security and discuss some of the factors which can cause the costs to increase.
Costs for basic security
With something as important as security, it’s easy to assume that even the most basic equipment will cost upwards of $1,000. That’s why so many people opt for cheap alternatives and DIY measures. Unfortunately, the equipment required for criminals to get past these measures is equally cheap.
To protect your property, you need tried-and-tested equipment that’s professionally installed for complete peace of mind. Best of all, it might not cost as much as you think. Simple monitored intruder alarms can start from as little as $475.
This basic security measure is often enough to deter burglars, who know that their break-in attempts will be met by a deafening alarm that alerts everyone nearby of their illicit endeavours. However, there are also a few factors which will cause this figure to increase…
Intruder alarms are a fundamental aspect of security, and an essential component of any security system. However, if you want additional protection, there are various other forms of security which can be used to complement your alarms.
- Video surveillance allows you to monitor activity at your property, as well as deterring most criminals and making it easier to catch them should the worst happen.
- Access control systems allow you to manage who enters and exits your property, which is especially useful for commercial sites.
- Security lighting can be useful for deterring criminals and assisting CCTV, while automated lights can avoid your property looking vacant and vulnerable.
- Gate operators are a great way to improve security at your property’s perimeter without compromising on convenience.
Size of your property
At the most basic level, larger properties require more equipment to keep them secure. Whether it’s intruder sensors on windows and doors, cameras covering all of the different entry points, or a greater number of gate operators – it will all lead to a higher overall cost for your security installation.
That’s especially true for commercial properties, which are generally much bigger than standard homes.
Features and functions
As well as the broad type of security gear being installed, the cost of security equipment can be affected by which specific products you choose. Like most technology, you can choose from a range of makes and models, which have different features and functions. This can all impact the overall cost.
For example, certain surveillance cameras have a range of extra features which could add to their price tag, including web access, low-light capabilities, and weather resistance.
Get a no obligation quote
At Selectron, we understand that cost is a major factor for any security investment. That’s why we’ll always provide a free, no obligation quote that’s tailored to your requirements.
Whether it’s advanced and comprehensive or straightforward and simple, you can make an informed decision about the right solutions for your property. After that, you’ll benefit from professional installation by Bermuda’s security specialists.
Contact us today to request a quote.