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What is the cost of CCTV Installation - 2021 Prices

Average Price
£300 - £500

What can I expect to spend for CCTV Installation?

Want to install CCTV but not sure of the cost? Read our handy guide to find out how much you can expect to pay for CCTV installation in your home or commercial property depending on the number of cameras, type of CCTV system, the building and more.

Do I need CCTV? 

CCTV isn’t just for the rich and famous. Everyone has the right to protect their property and keep their family safe. While CCTV is a highly effective crime deterrent, it also has lots of other 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. 

  • Insurance premiums - While money might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you are considering getting CCTV, it's worth knowing that it can lower your insurance premiums.

  • 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!  Find a CCTV Installer near me.

What does CCTV Installation involve? 

While some CCTV devices are pretty straightforward to install, others can be more complicated, so it's worth considering hiring a professional to make sure the job gets done correctly. 

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. 

How much does CCTV Installation cost? 

CCTV systems come in all shapes and sizes, so it's difficult to say exactly how much it will cost you to install one for your property - it all depends on the type of property and your specific requirements. You can buy a CCTV camera on its own, but most people invest in an entire security package. As a general rule of thumb, 4 cameras is a good amount for most homes.

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

Average cost (in total)£300 - £400
Maximum cost (in total)£500
Minimum cost (in total)£300

What changes the cost of CCTV Installation? 

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

  • Number of cameras

  • Wireless vs. non-wireless camera

  • Outdoor vs. indoor camera

  • Type of building

Number of cameras 

The cost of CCTV installation will vary depending on how many cameras you need. 

  • An average house will have around 4 cameras.

  • A large house could need around 8 cameras. 

Number of camerasMaximum installation cost Minimum installation costAverage installation cost
4 camera system£400£200£300
8 camera system£700£300£500

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 

A big factor determining the price of CCTV is the type of system you opt for. 

  • 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 the labour involved is more difficult. 

Type of building 

The cost of CCTV installation can vary depending on the building. If you have a listed building, the cost of CCTV could be higher as it is 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. In most cases, higher quality product and installation 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
Small £900+
Large £1,500 - £2,000+

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