Last updated: 9th Apr 2019
You can expect to spend around $71/hr to have a CCTV camera installed in your home or office. The total cost, however, will depend on the type and number of cameras that you need. Because of these and other variables, your CCTV camera installer can charge you anywhere from $60/hr to $87.50/hr.
CCTV installation prices from real customers
He had one outdoor camera and three indoor cameras installed in his home. The service that he got covered setting up the DVR as well.
TOTAL COST: $300
He hired a professional to install two indoor cameras and four outdoor cameras for his home.
TOTAL COST: $440
The business that he hired handled the full installation of his CCTV system, which consisted of six cameras in total.
TOTAL COST: $500
Factors that affect the cost of CCTV installation
CCTV cameras are becoming more common not just in office buildings and commercial establishments but also in private residences.
Surveillance systems are not as expensive as they used to be; advances in technology have made such equipment more affordable than ever. However, the total amount that you need to shell out for a CCTV system installation job may vary depending on things like cameras, USB receivers, software, and LCD monitors. Any additional features will definitely drive up the cost too.
When it comes to cameras, your options are endless. Low-end cameras can go for affordable prices, but cameras with really good features and resolution are definitely more expensive. Different types of cameras are also available: wired and wireless cameras. In addition to that, you can choose between a CCTV camera that transmits black-and-white videos and one that shows coloured footage.
Televisions or LCD monitors
A TV or monitor needs to be installed so that you or your security staff can watch the footage. The cost of these monitors depends on their features. For instance, single-screen monitors are less expensive than multiple-screen monitors.
Another important element in a security camera system is the recording device. Apart from seeing the live footage in real time, it is also important to have a recording, which can be viewed at a later time. This is especially helpful if your CCTV feed is not actively monitored 24/7.
The number of cameras and the location where these cameras will be installed can affect labour costs as well. Businesses may charge extra for every additional camera that you need. If you’re mounting these cameras on areas that are not easily reached, prepare to pay a higher amount as this will take more effort.
Cost per state
In New South Wales, the CCTV installation rate is around $67.50/hr. Meanwhile, CCTV installers in Queensland and Victoria charge an average of $75/hr for their services.
South Australia residents pay the lowest price for CCTV installation at approximately $45/hr. Residents of Western Australia, on the other hand, pay the highest amount at roughly $90/hr.
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Pricing information correct as at August 2017.
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