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Security is a reassuring feeling. That's why many homeowners have an alarm system installed in their house or apartment. The police recommend alarm systems in accordance with the European EN 50131 series of standards, which meet at least grade 2 and thus VdS class A. They offer at least basic protection against attempts to overpower them in both armed and disarmed states, and the detectors have medium response sensitivity. We have researched how much an alarm system for your home costs.
In our article "Burglary Protection and Alarm System: How to Protect your Home" we explain in an easy-to-understand way the best security measures for your house or apartment and why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The cost depends on many factors. On the one hand, the system (wireless or wired) and how many rooms you want to protect: The whole house or just individual rooms? On the other hand, it depends on how many motion detectors, modules, sensors or surveillance cameras you have installed. Then there are the annual costs for the emergency call center and maintenance.
A wired alarm system is more suitable for new buildings and renovations, a wireless alarm system for old buildings, because it can be easily retrofitted. Good alarm systems are tamper-proof and expandable. They can be combined with video cameras and sensors such as gas, smoke, temperature or water level detectors. They are controlled via smartphone or tablet, can be integrated into an existing or planned smart home system, and can be connected to a wristband transmitter, drop sensor, or emergency call button to summon help immediately in an emergency.
The installation of a wireless alarm system is easier than that of a wired system. That is why the installation costs are lower. Calculate with 4,000 to 6,000 Swiss francs for a wireless alarm system with contact sensors for 2 doors and 6 windows, a motion detector and an acoustic as well as visual alarm in case of glass breakage or burglary for an average one-family house with 5 rooms. Consultation and installation are included. Upwards the price limit is almost open. If you have more detectors or sensors and additional video cameras installed, the alarm system will cost you 20,000 to 50,000 Swiss francs. In addition, there are the annual subscription costs of 400 to 1,200 Swiss francs for the emergency call center and the maintenance costs.
In the hardware store or on the Internet you can buy simple wireless alarm systems from 1,500 Swiss francs. Of course, without installation. It's better to leave it alone. Security is complex and an alarm system has to be adjusted to you and your house by professionals and installed professionally.
The installation of a wired system is more difficult and therefore costs more than that of a wireless alarm system. Calculate with 6,000 to 15,000 Swiss francs for a wired alarm system with contact sensors for 2 doors and 14 windows, two motion detectors, two video cameras outside, an acoustic as well as visual alarm in case of glass breakage or burglary and notification to the alarm center and your smartphone for a large family house with 7 rooms. If you have more detectors, sensors and video cameras installed outside and inside, the alarm system will cost you 25,000 to 50,000 Swiss francs. In addition, there are annual subscription costs of 400 to 1,200 Swiss francs for the emergency call center plus the maintenance costs.
Some providers rent alarm systems for 200 to 300 Swiss francs a month. Whether this is worthwhile for you in the long term depends on the conditions. The best thing is to ask our certified security experts from your region.
|Materials and labor||from||to|
|Radio alarm system for 5 rooms||4,000 CHF||6,000 CHF|
|Wired alarm system for 7 rooms||6,000 CHF||15,000 CHF|
|Top alarm system for large houses||20,000 CHF||50,000 CHF|
|Rent alarm system (per month)||200 CHF||300 CHF|
|Emergency call center (in year)||400 CHF||1,200 CHF|
|Maintenance (per year)||300 CHF||750 CHF|
All prices are indicative only (as of 2023) so you can estimate the cost. If you want an exact offer, ask our certified security experts from your region.