Cost to Install a Home Alarm

Updated: June 2016

Alarm Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Alarm System Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for:
1 system$267.05$328.25
Alarm System Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install home alarm. Layout location and cut holes for 1 base unit, 10 contact sensors, 2 motion sensors. Install wiring at receiver and video unit. Run and connect cabling between components. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
6.2 hours$183.83$645.70
Alarm System Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install home alarm including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 System$25.00$27.04

Totals - Cost to Install Home Alarm - 1 System $475.88$1,000.99
Average Cost Per System  $475.88$1,000.99

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Home Alarm! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Alarm Installation project. For a basic 1 system project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Home Alarm ranges between $475.88 - $1,000.99 per system.

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Cost to Install a Home Alarm - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Alarm Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Alarm Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Alarm Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Home Alarm - References

Alarm Installation - Average Cost Per System

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Alarm Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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