Businesses that are searching for an ideal commercial security system can benefit from the variety of solutions being offered by the numerous security companies in the market. This variety enables users to find the brand and quality that matches their needs, as well as their budget. However, many consumers wonder how much they should be prepared to spend on their security system. The simple answer is, it depends! Below is a look at some of the factors that determine the cost of security systems.
1. Type of Security Application
The security application has an effect on various aspects, which in turn affect the cost of implementation. These aspects include:
- Equipment - The kind of equipment and devices used in a deployment have a direct effect on the cost. Security equipment comes in a wide range of types, designs and styles including surveillance cameras, access control equipment, alarms, sensors, locks and many others. As such, users must ensure that they select the right kind devices and equipment for their security application.
- Functionality: Security systems offer a wide range of functionality including real-time monitoring, remote access and viewing, biometrics, facial recognition and vehicle number plate recognition etc. Some of these features are very advanced and are a major contributor to the cost of the system. For this reason, users should only select relevant features.
- Network Infrastructure: Existing infrastructure is an important aspect when deploying security systems. Laying a new network is more costly than having to upgrade or use an existing network.
2. The Size of Facility
The size of a facility or business premises determines the scale of deployment, and consequently the cost of implementing the commercial security system. It affects aspects such as the type and number of security devices required to cover the area sufficiently, and the type and extent of network infrastructure that needs to be laid out.
3. The Security Company
The different security companies in the market offer different prices for their products and services. These products can be of the same or different brands and quality. Therefore, users should get a quote from each of these companies before selecting the ideal installer.