More than ever before, surveillance systems are available in a variety of types and prices to provide a feeling of safety and security to a wide range of homeowners. The average cost of a security system and installation is $1,348. Due to the variations in types and quality of cameras, the installation typically ranges between $699 and $2,072. Wired systems cost less for parts but more for installation, at $150-$200 per camera, compared to their wireless counterparts. The good news: installing any type of system can save costs on home insurance.
There are two choices to make: wireless or wired and IP or CCTV. However, many other factors contribute to the final setup. Most systems have multiple cameras with either cloud (NVR) or on-site (DVR) storage. Sometimes they include motion detectors, improved resolution, professional monitoring, and night vision capabilities. Increased options mean increased complexity, and increased costs. Ultimately, your needs and preferences are going to dictate the final bill.