Monitored Alarm Systems

Monitored Alarm Systems

Real-world Business Alarm System Prices from BuyerZone Buyers

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We regularly survey BuyerZone users to ask how their purchases went. We've used their responses to provide a sampling of actual prices businesses paid for their monitored alarm systems.

Monthly fees for monitored alarm systems are fairly consistent. Most carry monthly monitoring fees of $25 to $35 which are usually locked in for three to five year contracts. Equipment warranties can add $5 to $10 to the monthly costs.

Vendors will typically provide basic equipment - window contacts, motion detectors, glass break sensors - for free. Advanced security features such as CCTV systems, fire alarm protection, and digital video recorders cost considerably more. Depending on the vendor, you may also pay for system installation. For more information on CCTV systems, read our Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide.

Monitored alarm systems are available in hard-wired and wireless formats. Existing wiring makes it easy to install a new alarm. Otherwise, wireless systems prevent you from having to drill holes, lift carpets, or run wires throughout your offices.

The standard monitored alarm contract is two to three years. While you can get a better monthly rate if you opt for an even longer agreement, you may not be able to negotiate later if prices drop.

Monitored alarm system prices (basic equipment)

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Monitored alarm systems pricing (advanced equipment)

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Want more information on monitored alarm system prices and how to choose a vendor? Read our Monitored Alarm System Buyer's Guide.

Information was provided by BuyerZone users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.

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