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How much does CCTV installation cost?

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How much will I pay for CCTV installation?

Looking to protect your home or business with CCTV but not sure how much it’ll set you back? Read on to find out how much you can expect to pay for CCTV installation depending on the number of cameras, type of CCTV system, the building and more.

Should I get CCTV?

Believe it or not, CCTV isn’t just for A-list celebrities and high-profile politicians. Everyone has the right to protect their property and keep their family safe. CCTV has numerous benefits: 

  • Evidence - In the unfortunate event that a crime does occur on your property, everything will be recorded on your CCTV surveillance, making law enforcement a much easier process. 

  • Deterrent - Just the sight of a CCTV camera can be enough to deter criminals from entering your property, which is why it’s important to install them in areas that can be easily seen. 

  • Stay connected - If you aren’t at home but you want to keep an eye on your loved ones, you can monitor them remotely through an app on your smart device - think of it as having eyes in the back of your head! 

What’s involved in CCTV installation? 

The installation of some CCTV systems can be pretty simple, whereas others are more complex and require a professional who knows what they’re doing. 

A professional will safely install a CCTV device in your home. They will also be able to advise on how to best position cameras, as well as the best CCTV device for your needs and budget. 

There is no point in forking out on costly CCTV systems if they aren’t installed correctly, so hiring a professional to do it for you is well worth the investment. 

What is the average cost of CCTV installation? 

The cost of CCTV installation will depend on how many cameras you need and the type of camera you opt for. 

You can buy a CCTV camera on its own, but most people invest in an entire security package. As a general rule of thumb, four cameras is a good amount for most homes. 

A ballpark figure for the cost of a 4 camera CCTV system is detailed below: 

Average total cost $1,270
Maximum total cost$1,790
Minimum total cost $750

Factors influencing costs: 

The cost of CCTV installation can vary depending on different factors. These include: 

  • Number of cameras

  • Type of CCTV system

  • Type of building

Number of cameras 

The cost of CCTV installation will be reflected in the number of cameras required. 

  • An average house will have around 4 cameras

  • A large house could need around 8 cameras

Average cost of CCTV installation based on the number of cameras
Number of camerasMaximum installation cost Minimum installation cost Average installation cost
4 camera system$1,790$750$1,270
8 camera system$3,990$900$2,445

A block of flats will have up to 12 cameras, whereas a commercial property could have up to 64 cameras, so the total price of a CCTV system could vary dramatically.

Type of CCTV system 

CCTV systems come in all shapes and sizes. The type you opt for will depend on your budget and requirements. 

  • Wireless vs. non-wireless - Wireless devices tend to be cheaper than non-wireless devices as the installation process is easier. 

  • Outdoor vs. indoor - Outdoor cameras tend to be more expensive to install than an indoor camera because labour is more difficult. 

Type of building 

The type of building you are working with will also impact costs. The cost of CCTV could be higher for listed buildings as it could be more tricky to install with restrictions in place. You may also need planning permission for certain buildings, which your professional will be able to advise you on. 

CCTV installation in commercial properties also tends to be more expensive than residential properties, because commercial buildings are more difficult to install CCTV in and higher quality is often required to protect the building’s assets. Here’s a rough estimate of how much you could expect to pay for CCTV in commercial buildings: 

Size of commercial property Average cost
Large $7,500

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