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Home security systems come with a variety of capabilities, and so a variety of costs. This article will cover the basics to help you estimate the cost of a new home security system.

Initial Costs

You will need to pay for equipment and installation fees. If you have a contract then the equipment cost will be part of a monthly payment structure, but if you’re paying upfront it will cost between $200-$500. For installation, you can expect to pay $50-$200. Of course, you can always go the DIY route and install yourself.

Monitoring

After the initial costs, there may be monthly monitoring fees. Monitoring fees are paid to whoever is watching the system and safeguarding your home. There are self-monitoring services, but those still have a monthly fee of $10-$20 a month.

Professional monitoring costs around $30 a month. These plans will all vary based on whether or not your using video, motion-sensing technology, pressure sensors, and more.

Conclusion

All-in-all, you’re looking at around $400-$1000 over two years. It may seem expensive, but home security is certainly worth the investment. Compare the cost of paying for home security versus paying to replace valuable goods or damages to your property. Do research online to find the best option for you, and call a home security company in your area to get started.

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