Safety & Security Cost Guides

You can't put a price tag on the safety and security of your home and family, and yet you need to consider your budget when deciding upon the best security plan for your home. How much your safety and security features will cost, will depend entirely on the complexity and scope of your home's safety plan. Whether you decide to simply upgrade the locks on your doors, install fencing around the perimeter of your property, or invest in a comprehensive security system, there are many safety and price levels to choose from. Here are a number of things to consider when figuring out the budge for the safety and security feature of your home.
Locks
On of the simplest, but most effective things you can do to your home is to guarantee that the locks on your doors and windows are working properly and replace them if they are not. Consult a locksmith about which types of locks make the most sense for your home. The most expensive may not always be the most effective for you. One thing to consider when looking to upgrade or replace you locks is the quality of the doors and windows themselves. Make sure to inspect them for old , splintering or rotting wood. You an outfit your home with the newest and strongest locks, but if they are placed in old rotting doors an intruder could simply push them in. although replacing doors and windows will add to your costs, it may be the only way to assure your safety and security.  Continue Reading
  • Hire a Locksmith Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $108 - $236
    Average cost:
    $151
    Low cost:
    $50
     
    High cost:
    $350
  • Install a Fence Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $1,565 - $3,830
    Average cost:
    $2,654
    Low cost:
    $650
     
    High cost:
    $5,645
  • Repair a Fence Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $255 - $722
    Average cost:
    $486
    Low cost:
    $125
     
    High cost:
    $1,204

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Hire a Locksmith
(5,450 projects)
Average National Cost:
$151
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Install a Fence
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Average National Cost:
$2,654
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Repair a Fence
(2,267 projects)
Average National Cost:
$486
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Install a Surveillance Camera
(1,028 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,556
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Repair an Alarm or Security System
(817 projects)
Average National Cost:
$179
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Install an Alarm System
(699 projects)
Average National Cost:
$652
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Install an Electric Fence
(296 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,122
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Install a Security Gate
(207 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,959
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Install Security Bars
(174 projects)
Average National Cost:
$930
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Hire an Alarm Monitoring Service
(111 projects)
Average National Cost:
$270
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Repair an Electric Fence
(93 projects)
Average National Cost:
$205
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Purchase a Home Warranty
(60 projects)
Average National Cost:
$698
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Install an Elevator or Chairlift
(34 projects)
Average National Cost:
$6,164
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Install Fire Protection
(26 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,131
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Make and Install Signs
(17 projects)
Average National Cost:
$395
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Install a Security Safe
(11 projects)
Average National Cost:
$757
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Build a Storm Shelter
(9 projects)
Average National Cost:
$5,012
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Gates and Fencing
Adding fencing and gates to your home is often an effective security measure . It does as much to discourage would-be intruders as it does to actually block their access. The price of fencing depends almost entirely on the size of the fence that you need. Both the length and the height influence the cost of the materials and the labor to install it. But the gate that you choose will have a much wider range in price. If you choose to have an electronic gate that can only be opened with a code or remote control you will have a very effective security measure, but a much higher price tag as well.
Security and Alarm Systems
Alarm systems are effective at scaring off intruders, as they cause an alarm to sound when they are set off. However, an alarm system does nothing more than trip the alarm, unlike a full security system, which notifies the security company and the police if you have an intruder. Security systems , are often expensive because they involve both an installation fee and a monthly fee to the security company. However they are a very effective weapon against intruders.

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