How much does home CCTV security camera (system) installation cost? How much would it cost to install security cameras in my home?

Well, security camera installation cost and price is different depending on the number, the type and the placement of your security cameras. You will have an overall impression on CCTV surveillance camera installation cost in this post.

#1. The Cost for Security Cameras Installation Can Be FREE (with Videos)
#2. The Average Home CCTV Security Camera & System Installation Cost
#3. Security Camera Installation Fees in US, Australia, UK, Canada, India, etc.

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#1. CCTV Home Security Camera Installation Costs Are Free — For DIY Security Cameras & Systems

The cost of DIY security camera installation is 0 since you can install this type of CCTV IP security cameras by yourself.

DIY security cameras like Reolink Argus 2 feature in their simple and easy setup. You don't have to be tech-savvy when installing DIY security cameras. Plug in and go, and all is done. You don't need to pay extra security camera installation cost, which saves your great budget.

There are 3 main types of DIY security cameras & systems offering the easiest installation: battery powered security cameras, traditional WiFi security cameras and PoE wired security cameras.

Battery powered security cameras: You can install a battery operated security camera simply by inserting the batteries into the camera. You can place the camera almost everywhere you like.

DIY Security Cameras

You can take look at the below video to see how simple it is to install a wire-free security camera.

Traditional wireless security cameras: You can install the camera by powering it with the power cable. Make sure the camera is within the WiFi range so that it can function perfectly.

PoE security cameras: You can only use a Cat 5 or 6 PoE cable to connect the camera to your router to realize both data and power transmission.

WiFi & PoE IP camera connection diagram:

Nowadays, there are 2 main types of security cameras: DIY security cameras and surveillance cameras that need professional installers. As mentioned above, DIY security cameras cost you nothing but only several minutes.

This plug-in-and-go security camera type is becoming the most popular home security IP camera type, since almost everyone can install the cameras within several minutes. Even your grandmother can install the DIY security cameras without any difficulty. Another benefit of DIY security camera type is that you can remove and re-install them easily.

When it comes to DIY security cameras, Reolink leads the way. VueVille, a top-tier media, rated Reolink security camera system as the "Best DIY Home Security Camera System".

Reolink Argus® 2, one of the easiest DIY security cameras in Reolink, got featured in over 35+ top-tier media, including Yahoo Finance, CNET, Market Watch, TechRadar, Tech Advisor, PC World, etc. In CES 2018, Reolink Argus® 2 was rewarded as the "Innovative Product 2018" by Indiegogo.

This DIY wire-free security camera comes with a rechargeable battery, so you don't need to buy replacement batteries on a daily basis. You can also connect this camera to the solar panel to get continuous power supply. The starlight night vision used in Reolink Argus® 2 makes it invincible on the battery powered security camera market. You'll get extremely clear night vision images compared with the infrared night vision IP cameras.

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If you want to hire professional security camera installation companies to fit your security cameras, you can check the average home security camera and system installation cost below.

#2. Average Cost for CCTV IP Security Camera Installation

If you skip DIY security camera types, it may be more beneficial to look into local security camera installation company services to perform the installation process.

As already mentioned above, home video surveillance security camera installation cost depends on the number of cameras, quality of central monitoring and processing, preparation and special requirements, the labor rate, etc.

You will have an overall impression of the professional typical security camera installation cost in the chart below.

Security Camera System Installation Cost Chart

From the above chart, you can see that the average cost to install residential and business security surveillance cameras is $1,511.

In order to help you get more information on the CCTV IP camera installation or fitting cost, here are some details about surveillance security camera and system installation prices.

• Typically, the 3-4 CCTV outdoor security camera system full setup and installation costs around $1,000, including security camera installation labor cost, while 8 security camera system installation fees may cost $3000-$4000.

• The price to install 2 outdoor and indoor security cameras with an LCD monitor is about $450.

• The average cost of security camera NVR or DVR installation is $168.

• The installation fees, or security camera system installation service of 4 hours with licensed electrician are between $260 and $340.

• The security camera installation cost in schools: the cost of a standard resolution security camera for school application ranges from $500 to $1000. Most schools would require multiple security cameras for adequate security. A full security system with multiple cameras would cost $20,000 to $30,000.

If you are installing a burglar alarm system with Analog cameras, PIR sensors, door & window sensors, the burglar alarm system installation cost would be much higher than IP camera models.

The camera types and location will affect the final security camera installation prices and costs. You can check the below table to check the cost of security camera fitting and installation.

Security Camera Type Main Features Installation Cost
Fake Security Cameras &The cameras record nothing but just give the appearance of video surveillance. $10 — $15
Box Security Cameras A standalone security camera type with a box shape, typically used outside the house $20 — $100
Dome Security Cameras For ceiling mounting $80 — $100
Bullet Security Cameras Small-size footprint cameras $100
Hidden Security Cameras Typically very small and hard to be detected $100-$150

The security camera installation cost also varies among countries due to the different labor costs. You can check the below CCTV IP camera fitting prices based on the country you live.

#3. Security Camera Installation Cost in US, Australia, UK, Canada, India, etc.

How much will it cost to install and maintain security cameras in schools, at home (or for business) in India, Australia, Canada, UK, US, etc.?

Check how much the security camera installation cost is in your country.

• The security camera installation cost in Auckland, Los Angeles US is about $775 (4 camera video surveillance system). You can view estimated security camera installation prices in your city in the US on Howmuch.

• In Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth Australia, installing a 2 camera system or pack with NVR would cost about $550 (installed by licensed installers). If you want to add more cameras in the future, the security camera installation cost may cost $200-$300, depending on the number of the cameras you would like to add.

• The security camera installation cost in UK ranges from about $150-$1200 (it depends on the number of cameras and whether you would like to add NVR or DVR). 8 camera installation fees tend to be about $500.

• 4 channel professional surveillance system installation fees would cost about $1500 in Toronto Canada. If you want to add 4 more cameras, the price would double.

• The security camera installation cost in Bangalore Indian: Installing 2 dome cameras with the wiring in your 100-200 square feet property with standalone DVR or NVR would cost Rs. 10,000.

Security camera & system installation charge is totally uncertain. The labor rate is always volatile. And the security camera installation fees are influenced by your specific needs and the structure of your property, the complexity of running or installing your security camera wires.

A professional and high-quality DIY security camera system price typically ranges from $400 to $1,000. And standalone or all-in-one DIY surveillance cameras sometimes only cost about $100. In some cases, the security camera installation cost may be higher than the security camera prices.

(If you are interested in security camera price, you can read this post to get more details.)

So why not just go for the DIY security camera type? You can install security cameras by yourself, and most importantly, totally FREE of charge!

If you have any questions on security camera installation cost, please leave them in the comment below!

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    • Elvia

      Hello Nina, thank you for your comment! If you have any questions about security camera installation cost, please let us know!

    • Theresa Angel

      Yes very!!!!!

  • Elvia

    The cost of running cables will vary in different countries. So may I know which country you live in so that we can provide the details you want about the cost of running cables?

  • Glassweaver

    This looks awesome! One question though – will this camera be RTSP compatible and will there be any option for wireless?

    This is very practical for remote locations, such as at the end of a long driveway, but I would need it to be able to integrated over a long range 2.4Ghz signal. Putting 5 of these up would cost *at least* $100 a month in wireless fees unless I can integrate it over wifi. Moreover, most of my customers would not accept being limited to an Android app and would like to use IFTTT integration with my current recording system for light automation like I do with my hardwired cameras.

    If RTSP and Wifi are not currently planned, please consider it for a future revision! =)
    Even if it needed to be a more expensive model with a bigger solar pannel – who cares? Right now I pay $500 per camera for RTSP wifi capable cameras that are *not* as good as the other Reolink POE equipment I've used. =)

    • Elvia

      Hello there, Reolink Argus 2 supports 2.4 GHz WiFi. Please note that currently this camera doesn't have the integration with RTSP and IFTTT.

      And thank you for your suggestions. I will forward your suggestions to our R&D team. If you have other questions, please leave them in the comment.

  • Jerry

    I got a quote of $4124.68 to install 8 Hikvision DD Dome V and cameras. price includes Hikvision Bracket Wall Long, 140MM Dome Cap, Tri DVR 8ch 3TB and Altronix 24 VAC 8 out CCTV P.S. Price includes materials, Labor, Programming and Sales Tax. Good fare price?

    • Elvia

      Hi Jerry, the installation fees seem costly. With the same money, you can buy several professional plug-and-play DIY security camera systems 🙂

      • Susan

        Gee what are these plug-and play DIY security cameras? sound like what I need.. my mobil camera isn't picking up the sound what person is saying.

  • Hi Max, the rough CCTV system installation cost would be around Rs. 40,000, which would need about 8 cameras, 1 or 2 DVR for video recordings.

    The cost would vary depending on the practical installation environment and the labor cost.

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  • Susan

    Do home cameras that are installed to look outside do they pick up noises what the people are saying?? I live Australia I don't where to begin & who to call to install cameras looking at neighbour property..

    • Elvia

      Hello Suan, you can buy a DIY security camera to install on your front door to watch out for your property. Thus, you can install the camera by yourself without hiring a installation company 🙂

      Some security cameras that support two-way audio or audio recording will pick up the voice when people are talking, but you can turn of the audio recording function easily with your smartphone 🙂

      For the easy DIY security camera, you can take a look at the Reolink Argus 2 here: /product/argus-2/

  • Smec Gys

    Hi
    I have a regular Reolink Argus wire-free camera. I wanted to know if it is possible to add a solar panel to it with rechargeable batteries. Thank you.

    • Elvia

      Hello there, the Reolink Argus cannot work with the Reolink solar panel and rechargeable battery 🙂

      You can buy a new Reolink Argus 2 and the Solar Panel with the best price now. You can check our Spring Sales here: /flash-sale/

  • RAHUL S

    I'm at kerala and one service provider charged me 78000/- INR for Wired system having 2mp clarity .The system is of Hikvision (Inc 1000mtr cabling and all the required connectors , 8 cams, monitor and dvr)

    For Wireless you may need to check with reolink

    For wireless cameras , the providers may charge than the actual wired cameras with the same clarity but the Cabling and other electrical works are not need in the case of wireless cameras and its easy when the office or your location changes this can be taken without help of contractors

    Please check with provider for wireless range

  • RAHUL S

    I got it installed from Kazhakkuttam , Trivandrum

  • Vdo Intel

    Hi,
    Thanks for this detailed information shared by you. Live Video Monitoring

  • Humberto Godoy Rodriguez

    Hey Elvia I have 8 cctv outdoor cameras I need to install. With me providing all the material, how much I'm I looking to spend on just labor itself ( installing cameras and running the wires to a central location ) I live in san Jose california.

    • Elvia

      Hello there, for the wired system, the cost would be $150-$200 per camera 🙂 Thus the total cost might be $1,200-$1,600 🙂

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