Video surveillance typically provides you with video camera images of your property, and with Web access to recordings or real-time activity.
You will find that the cost to install average video surveillance depends upon the number and quality of cameras, quality of central monitoring and processing, preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Install Video surveillance: with 4 cameras, central recording, and Web interface; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|False cameras: inoperable camera bodies as a deterrence measure.||$14.30||each||4||$57|
|Upgrade operational: additional cost of 4 operational cameras with wireless video to central, each camera includes a 20' power cord to be plugged into an existing outlet (interior or exterior).||$526||each||1||$526|
|Upgrade professional grade: additional cost of 4 high quality cameras and 1 central, with power and signal cable to central.||$627||each||1||$627|
|+ Labor Cost (false)||$32||per hour||2||$64|
|+ Labor Cost (operational upgrade)||$32||per hour||4||$128|
|+ Labor Cost (professional upgrade)||$32||per hour||1||$32|
Prices range from $57 (4 camera video surveillance (false) - DIY) to $1,434(4 camera video surveillance (professional)) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: