How to Calculate Security Systems Installation Costs In Australia in 2021

Technically, if you look for quick answers, the price range for security systems in Australia can fit into the brackets of AUD300 to AUD3,800. That’s it.

But this explanation is not very informative, since it does not explain the difference and why security can be so cheap or so expensive. So let’s approach the matter from a different angle. What impacts the costs of security systems and what’s the right price for you? If we answer these two questions, you’ll get a clear view of what prices are OK for your area and if your idea of a perfect system is OK for your wallet.

Conditions That Impact The Home Security Systems Prices

It’s not that the complexity of a system solely affects the price. There are some other essential factors.

–       Area you live in. Metropolitan areas may incur higher costs, but that’s not the universal rule. If we take Brisbane, for example, then prices can range from AUD1,800 to AUD2,900. Sydney offers a security system in the price brackets of AUD850 – AUD1,100. Melbourne falls somewhere in between with its offers from AUD1,000 – AUD1,300. So even big cities and densely populated areas can offer moderate prices. If you see the price somewhere around AUD1,200, that’s an average bill. Just check what’s included.

–       What kind of system you consider. A window alarm, a sole camera over the front door, or a whole system of indoor and outdoor devices will definitely cost differently. That’s probably the most important determiner of the final payment.

–       How hard it is to install it. Even a relatively simple system can be tricky in installation if there are many windows on the ground level or areas that are hard to reach. 

– How technically advanced it is. CCTV cameras of high resolution and with smart integration will cost more than cameras with average resolution without the smart home option. 

–       Home insurance costs. Surprisingly, when you install a security system, your insurance payment goes down. So you can subtract it from your total installation cost in the long run.

–       Activation and reactivation fees. Read the contract carefully to be aware of any hidden costs and subscription renewal fees. They are usually not that high but still unpleasant to discover after signing the papers.

How To Make An Estimate For The System You Want To Install

Here are the points you need to consider and check the price for.

The total size of home and property to protect – usually the bigger the area, the higher the price.

Exact areas to install devices (and a number of devices). Each device is priced separately, so cameras, alarms, sensors, wires, or a smart base station can add up to a hefty sum. Installation is yet another expenses line.

Fencing – yes, your fence and gates need to be secured as well. Sensors and alarms need to be hardwired because of the distance to the house, so account for wires and insulation, as well as for holes and post-installation repair to be made.

Any other building on your property – if you store something of value there, it needs to be included in the security circuit as well. So add a couple of devices and wires for it, too. 

Conditions of your current locks on doors and windows – if they need preliminary inspection and/or fixing, the service of a locksmith will also cost a bit. 

Final tip

When you map your property schematically and count the number of devices, you can look up the average costs of each element, add them up and arrive at a preliminary estimate. But if you want professional advice and exact calculations, visit and ask for calculations from weathered installers. The prices will surprise you nicely, and the quality of the security equipment and installation will be beyond expectations.


TBN Editor

Time Business News Editor Team