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  • Cost To Install A CCTV System

    New home security systems are a great upgrade to any home. If you are ready to install a new system, how much will a CCTV system cost you?

    For a mid-range CCTV System expect to pay between £500-£1300

    Duration to install a new system can run between 1 - 7 days


    A new CCTV system will give you peace of mind as a homeowner. You know when the kids get home, when lights turn on/off, and when your home is protected. If there are potential threats, local authorities are immediately going to be notified, especially when you are away.

    With newer systems, you have the advent of smart CCTV. So, even if you are on holiday or on a business trip, you can monitor the home, and look at things from your smart devices. So, you always have an app with you, so you are always in control of how things are going back home.

    New and higher-end systems are easy to install. With this being said, they are more complex, give a clearer image of threats, and because of this, they are going to cost you more money as a homeowner, when the time comes for you to upgrade to a new system for your home.

    Whether you live in a sketchy area, or simply want to keep an eye on the kids when you aren't home a new system is a good way to do so. So, let's take a look at the costs you will incur, when you choose to update to a new CCTV system for your home, with one, or with multiple camera setups.

    Cost Of Installing A Mid Range CCTV System

    Job DescriptionDurationMaterial CostLabour Cost
    4 Camera System1-4 Hours£270£250
    6 Camera System4-8 Hours£360£380
    8 Camera System1-2 Days£480£520
    10 Camera System1-2 Days£660£650

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    What to consider for your CCTV system.

    When you choose to install new home security, make sure you consider the camera and equipment. High-tech and high-quality, HD, is well worth the additional cost you will pay. So, do not skimp on equipment or cameras, as this is the only way to truly protect your home.

    Do you want whole home monitoring? If you choose to add night and outdoor cameras and lighting, this does provide you with more security; but, do keep in mind it is also going to add to the overall cost you are going to pay.

    Make sure you consider a top monitoring company. What good is the best equipment, if you do not have the right team watching over your home. Do not skimp or choose a cheaper company, simply to save a bit.

    Lastly, take the time to choose apps and smart systems wisely. remember, you can monitor the home even when you aren’t there. So, choose a system with top-notch apps, and monitoring away from home options.

    Doing it Yourself

    You should not attempt to install your new CCTV system on your own. It requires precision, execution of new wiring, and the knowledge of how these systems work. If it is not properly installed, it can result in lackluster monitoring. You are better served paying a company to install your new system, in and out side of the home.

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    Choosing a monitoring company and equipment.

    • Make sure you choose a company which offers 24/7 access.
    • Know which apps and other devices you can use to monitor the home.
    • Understand the quality, pixels, and how much it can see, from a distance.
    • Consider night and outdoor lighting models, if you live in certain regions/areas which are more dangerous.
    • Choose the most modern system; even if it means a higher cost, it means far better monitoring quality.

    Hiring a Tradesman Checklist

    • Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
    • Never pay the full amount upfront.
    • Get the quote in writing.
    • For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
    • On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
    • Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
    • Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.


    How much is a new CCTV system?
    It depends. Quality of equipment and monitoring company chosen will dictate costs. Expect to spend a minimum of £1000, for high end equipment and the best in home monitoring options.
    Should I add more than one camera?
    Yes; especially if you have a larger home or live in areas which are not the safest. This provides you an extra layer of protection, so you can fully monitor the home at all times.

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