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How Much Do Home Security Systems Cost?

Sep 05, 2023|

Home security systems include a wide array of security devices, with equipment costs ranging from $200 for a basic single-camera starter kit to $1,500 or more for systems with advanced security features.

These security devices are designed to keep your home safe and include security cameras, motion sensors, smart door locks, and more.

In this guide, we will break down the costs of different devices commonly found in home security systems. This guide will help you create a comprehensive security network that works with your budget and provides the protection you need to keep your home and family safe.

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Costs of individual home security components

From security cameras to smart locks and other add-ons, home security systems consist of many devices that work together to create a network providing multiple layers of protection.

When looking at home security costs, consider each device’s price to determine which ones are affordable and will work well for your home security setup.

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Outdoor security camera cost

Outdoor camera costs can fluctuate, depending on whether it is wired or wireless. Wireless cameras are generally less expensive, as they are simpler to install and more compact. A single camera can cost $100 to $200 depending on video quality and its ability to resist weather conditions.

Wired cameras are tougher to install but offer consistent security monitoring and 24/7 power. You’re in luck, though: Vivint includes professional installation for your home setup, so you don’t need to worry about installation.

Consequently, wired cameras tends to cost more, ranging from $200 to $400 each.

Innovative home security companies like Vivint offer hybrid security cameras that combine both wired and Wi-Fi connections. This allows users to enjoy the benefits of both setups at an affordable price.

Indoor security camera cost

The price of indoor home security cameras can differ based on their features, quality, and brand. Basic models with standard functionalities typically fall within $20 to $50. These cameras generally provide average video quality and limited advanced features.

Premium indoor security cameras, such as Vivint's indoor security and surveillance cameras, offer advanced capabilities like night vision, two-way audio, and a wide-angle lens. Depending on a camera’s specific features and specifications, a high-end camera can cost between $150 and $300.

Smart home control hub cost

Your smart home hub acts as a base station to arm or disarm all your security systems. Smart home hub costs can vary depending on features and compatibility with other smart devices. Standard smart home hubs can range from $50 to $100 and offer the most basic control functionalities.

High-quality central hubs, like Vivint’s Smart Home Hub, offer an array of advanced automation capabilities and extensive device integration, making them highly versatile and efficient. They allow you to create complex routines and schedules for your connected devices.

For example, you can set up routines to automatically adjust the lighting and thermostat based on your preferences or the time of day and unlock or lock your doors automatically. This level of automation adds convenience and energy efficiency to your home. The typical price range for these hubs is $200 to $400.

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Doorbell camera cost

Doorbell cameras come in a range of prices that depend on their quality and security features.

Budget-friendly doorbell cameras typically offer basic features and may have lower video resolution and limited storage options. These inexpensive options can range from $50 to $150.

Vivint offers Video Doorbell Cameras with advanced security features, including a wide field of view, facial detection, night-vision capabilities, and high video resolution. These cameras are wired to ensure consistent connectivity, providing continuous monitoring to safeguard your home.

When it comes to doorbell cameras with advanced features, the cost typically ranges from $200 to $400 or more. It's important to consider the added benefits of these advanced features, such as improved video quality, enhanced detection, proactive deterrence, and increased peace of mind, when evaluating these doorbell cameras.

Security sensor cost

Home security sensor costs vary depending on the type and included features. Here are the general price ranges for different types of security sensors:

  • Motion sensors. Motion sensors detect movement within a designated area. Prices for motion detectors typically range from $30 to $100.
  • Window and door sensors. These sensors monitor the opening and closing of doors and windows. Prices for door and window sensors usually range from $20 to $50 per sensor, depending on the brand and features.
  • Glass break sensors. Glass break sensors are designed to detect the sound or vibration caused by breaking glass. These sensors generally cost between $30 and $100 per sensor, depending on the brand and sensitivity options.

Smart locks cost

Generally, the average cost of a smart lock can range from $100 to $300 or more, depending on the brand, features, and level of security.

On the lower end of that price, basic locks may only offer keypad or key fob entry and remote access via smartphone apps. High-end smart locks offer advanced features like unique access codes, touchscreen entry, automated locking mechanisms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless integration with your smart home ecosystem.

Smart garage door control cost

A smart garage door control costs from $80 to $200 or more, depending on its features and capabilities and level of integration.

Basic smart garage door control systems usually offer remote access to your garage door via a smartphone app, allowing you to open and close your garage door from anywhere.

High-quality smart garage door control systems (like Vivint’s Smart Garage Door Opener) can offer advanced features. These include automatic opening and closing based on garage proximity and integration with smart home devices like Google or Amazon Alexa.

Cost of wired vs. wireless home security systems

The cost of both wired and wireless security systems can vary based on several factors. These include the number and type of sensors and cameras, the quality of the security equipment, the brand, additional features (such as mobile app access or home automation integration), warranty, and ongoing professional monitoring costs or service fees.

Wired security system cost

Wired security systems like those offered by ADT or Brinks require physical connections between the various components, such as sensors, cameras, and control panels. These systems are not DIY-friendly and often require professional installation due to the wiring.

The cost of wired systems is typically higher due to installation complexity and labor. Prices for wired systems can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on property size and specific components.

Wireless security system cost

Wireless security systems are generally more cost-effective. They use wireless technology to connect components, eliminating the need for extensive wiring. Wireless systems can cost around $200 up to a couple of thousand dollars, depending on the number of devices and their features.

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Home security system installation cost

The cost of a home security system typically includes both the installation and activation fees. The specific fees can vary depending on system complexity and security provider.

Wireless home security activation and installation fees generally start at a few hundred dollars. However, fees for more complex setups involving wired systems, extensive customization, or larger properties can exceed $1,500.

Luckily, you don't have to go at it alone. With professional installation from Vivint, Smart Home Pros will install everything in your home so you don't have to.

Home security system monthly monitoring fee

In addition to the upfront costs of equipment, monitored systems require a recurring monthly fee for a professional security company to continuously monitor your home and promptly respond to any potential threats or emergencies. The monthly cost ranges from $10 to $60, depending on the provider and the level of monitoring services you choose.

Are home security systems worth it?

Home alarm systems are unquestionably worth the cost as they provide numerous benefits for homeowners:

  1. Enhanced safety and protection against burglars and intruders
  2. Peace of mind knowing your home is monitored and secure
  3. Instant alerts and notifications for potential threats or emergencies
  4. Integration with smart home devices for convenient control

With these advantages, home security systems offer a comprehensive and convenient solution to protect your home from break-ins.

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Discover why so many customers opt for Vivint home security systems

When it comes to your home’s safety and security, you deserve nothing but the best. Vivint stands out as a leading provider of the best home security systems. With our state-of-the-art technology, 24/7 monitoring plan, and a wide range of security features, Vivint offers comprehensive and reliable protection for your home.

Whether you're looking for intrusion detection, theft deterrent smart lights, voice control, or even vehicle protection, Vivint has a solution for you. Flexible options allow you to mix and match a variety of devices to create a personalized security system that fits your specific needs.

Don't compromise the security of your home and loved ones. Take action and explore Vivint’s home security systems and give us a call at 855.822.1220 today.

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