A homeowner can expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $100+ per month for a home security system.
Breaking that price range down, there are two primary cost factors associated with a monthly security bill:
In addition to these two price factors, the monthly cost of security could be indirectly impacted by:
In this article, we’ll break down these price factors further to give you a better idea of what a monthly security bill is comprised of.
Or, if you’d like to speak with an Ackerman Security professional directly about pricing, you can call our office at 800.552.1111.
Most security companies allow you to finance the upfront cost of a new security system upon request. Once a customer is approved for financing, the full cost of the hardware and installation can be broken down into bite-sized monthly payments until the hardware is paid in full.
On average, financed hardware and installation costs can add about $10 to $70 per month to your security bill until the equipment is paid off, at which point you only have to pay monitoring costs.
Some price factors may increase or decrease the total cost of your equipment financing, including:
Home alarm monitoring is what most homeowners think of when they’re considering the monthly cost of a security system. While there’s a significant variance in cost, a general rule of thumb is to budget about $30 to $60 per month, although the cost can run as low as $20 and as high as $100+ per month.
If you elect to have a professional security company monitor your home for you, the total price per month will depend on these factors:
Many homeowners don’t realize that a home security system can save them money on certain monthly bills. Those savings should be considered when you tally up the monthly cost of a home security system.
Some of the monthly savings you may see from owning a security system include:
In addition to these monthly savings, some once-off savings could include:
That last one deserves a brief explanation. A security system may deter burglars from ever touching your home. Or, if an attempt is made, a burglar could be caught or flee before serious harm is done. An unmonitored home doesn’t have this luxury.
And as the FBI considers the average cost of a burglary to be $2,416, a high end security system could pay for itself and then some if it stops just one burglary from happening.
Ackerman Security helps homeowners identify the right kind of monitoring service for them, at a price they feel comfortable with.
Don’t hesitate to call us today at 800.552.1111, or schedule a time for a security consultant to visit your home.