How much do you spend to buy an alarm system?

One of the main reasons why people sometimes give up on buying an alarm system is the fear of overspending. But does it really make sense to jeopardize your security to avoid shelling out a few hundred euros? We asked the specialists of , who know the home alarm sector better than anyone else.

How do you quantify how much it costs to buy a home alarm system?

This is certainly not a simple task, also in consideration of the quantity of accessories with which one has to deal and the level of complexity of the safety projects that may be required to face. Let's say that the different cost ranges can be highlighted, based not only on the different brands that the market offers, but also on an evaluation of the components that must be installed. Obviously then there is also the labor costs that are applied by the installers to be taken into account.

If you want to spend as little as possible, which price range do you start from?

There are alarms that cost only 150 euros , but let's say that in the lower price range they do not exceed 300 euros. Then there is an intermediate range, with prices ranging between 300 and 500 euros, and finally, for semi-professional systems, figures up to 1000 euros are reached. Obviously any possible variation can affect the final expense : important aspects to take into consideration are, for example, the type of technology supported and the number of inputs that can be connected. As for the technology, there are two solutions available: the wireless one and the wired one . Well, the expense increases when dealing with a dual frequency system.

Opting for wired solutions rather than wireless technologies can have decisive repercussions on the final price.

Sensors also affect overall spending, don't they?

Of course yes. It is true that the prices are not particularly high, but it is equally true that to be sure that you are dealing with efficient solutions that can guarantee a certain quality, you should not spend less than 50 euros for passive indoor PIR detectors , unless you find discounted solutions on the market, but in any case not less than 30 euros. A little more is spent on active PIR detectors , as the presence of the receiver must also be taken into account. We must not forget that outdoor sensors must be designed and manufactured in such a way as to be protected against vandalism and atmospheric agents. In this case, the figures range between 80 and 200 euros, but are higher for long distances and for dual-technology sensors .

Let's move on to examine the other components?

Telephone dialers can be bought at a price ranging from a minimum of 130 euros to a maximum of 200, even if in most cases they are already installed inside the alarm system control unit. It is possible to choose between two different types : telephone dialers for GSM cellular line and telephone dialers for PSTN fixed line.

Turning to the alarm sirens, however, you should not spend more than 60 euros in the case of indoor sirens. The case of outdoor sirens is different, where the figures increase up to 150 euros, counting not only the acoustic alarm but also the visual one equipped with a flashing light. Finally, there are the magnetic contacts , which however are the components that require the lowest cost: a maximum of 30 euros for the highest quality models, intended to be placed on front doors, doors, shutters, shutters and windows.

The surveillance cameras have a very wide range of prices starting from 100 euros up to over a thousand for the most advanced.

What if we plan to buy video surveillance cameras?

The cheaper ones require an outlay of less than 100 euros, regardless of whether you decide to opt for a wired or a wireless model. It is clear, however, that for a higher quality solution you have to be prepared to spend a little more, up to 200 euros , to get to the over 1000 euros required for semi-professional models. To change are the possibility of zoom and the brightness of the lens.

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