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How Much Does a Home Security System Cost?

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What is the cost of a security system? Depending on the needs of your home and family, it can be quite affordable for the installation and services. We regularly survey BuyerZone users to ask how their home security purchases went. We've used their responses to provide a sampling of actual prices for an idea of what home security systems cost. You can find a range of home security costs from multiple companies below.

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While hard wired systems are still an option for homeowners, there has been a consistent trend over the past few years moving towards wireless technology and automation in home security. At this point the cost of a security system doesn't vary much between hardwired and wireless options.

Home security systems carry monthly monitoring fees which are usually locked in for three to five year contracts. Equipment warranties can add a few dollars per month.

Your monthly fee will typically include basic equipment - door contacts, motion detectors, glass break sensors - for free. Keep in mind that even with free equipment a vendor may charge you for system installation. Advanced security features such as two-way monitoring, key fobs, pet sensors, and fire alarms will usually cost extra.

Systems are available in hard-wired and wireless home security systems. 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 house.

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Want more information on choosing a home security service? Read our Home Security Buyer's Guide. To review in-depth home security company profiles, use our instant provider comparison service.

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

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