To install an access control system for your business, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $8,000+ per door.
The price per door will depend on the following factors:
We’ll go into more detail about each of these factors in more detail to give you a better understanding of what you can expect to pay to install an access control system for your business.
The type of access control system you choose for your business will largely determine the overall cost of the installation.
Below are the 4 main types of access control systems, with their average cost per door:
You can learn more about each of these types of access control systems by reading our blog, “What Is Access Control and Why Does Your Business Need It?”.
The type of access control system you choose depends on the level of security you want for your business. For example, if your business deals with highly-classified information, you may consider a biometric system for the highest level of security.
The security professional you consult with can help you choose the best access control system for your company’s needs.
While not necessarily a significant upfront cost, licensing fees will factor into the on-going costs needed to operate an access control system.
Most access control systems use proprietary software to control and manage employees’ access rights. Often, this software is integrated with the business’s video surveillance or monitoring systems.
To use the software, most security systems charge an annual or monthly fee. This software fee is often called a “licensing fee,” the cost of which varies depending on the size of the company.
The licensing fees for an access control system range anywhere from $30 to $50 per month. The security company you hire should include licensing fees as part of their quote to install an access control system for your business.
The more difficult or complex the installation, the more labor and materials will be required to install the access control system, which raises the cost per door.
Some installation considerations that will affect the overall cost of installing an access control system include:
We offer customized access control systems that are tailored to the security needs of your business. For over 50 years, we’ve provided highly-secure access control systems for businesses all around the country.
For more information about the types of systems we install and the areas we serve, visit our access control page.