How much does it cost to install an alarm system in a house in the UK?

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The cost of installing an alarm system in a UK house can vary and depends on several factors.  This includes the alarm type, the size of the house and the complexity of the intruder alarm system and the features.

A Matter of Security provide FREE intruder alarm system design for all homeowners who require their home to be protected.

Many home intruder alarm systems now include smart home functions so customers that want to take advantage of these products will of course pay more than a basic intruder alarm system.

See a below a breakdown of what an intruder alarm system will cost a UK homeowner.

  1. Types of Alarm Systems:
  • Basic Intruder Alarm Systems: £250 – £600
  • Wireless Alarm Systems: £300 – £800
  • Monitored Alarm Systems: £99 – £300 for installation, plus £250 – £600 per annum.
  • Smart Alarm Systems: £400 – £1,500 (includes integration with smart home devices and mobile app control)
  1. Additional Costs:
  • CCTV Cameras: £100 – £300 per camera
  • Motion Detectors: £35 – £100 each
  • Door and Window Sensors: £35 – £50 each
  • Professional Installation: £200 – £600, depending on system complexity and labour rates
  1. Examples of Packages:
  • Basic Package: A basic intruder alarm with 2-3 sensors and a control panel might cost around £300 – £400.
  • Comprehensive Package: A wireless system with multiple sensors, CCTV cameras, and professional monitoring might cost £800 – £1,500 initially, plus monitoring fees
  1. Additional Considerations: 
  • Maintenance Costs: Regular maintenance might cost £120 – £500 per year depending on the system type.
  • Insurance Discounts: Some home insurance providers offer discounts for homes with professionally installed alarm systems, which can help offset the initial costs. 

In summary, a basic alarm system installation can start around £250 – £600, while more advanced systems with additional features and professional monitoring will incur extra annual charges.  With monitoring police response can be added.

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