Safety & Security Cost Guides

You can't put a price tag on the safety of your home and family. Security solutions range from quick affordable projects to new builds. For instance, hiring a locksmith only costs about $150 while building a storm shelter costs almost $5,900. Check out the Cost Guides below for more security project costs.

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:
    $96 - $210
    Average cost:
    $153
    Low cost:
    $50
     
    High cost:
    $356
  • Install a Fence Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $1,642 - $3,983
    Average cost:
    $2,765
    Low cost:
    $425
     
    High cost:
    $8,000
  • Install a Surveillance Camera Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $654 - $2,013
    Average cost:
    $1,334
    Low cost:
    $150
     
    High cost:
    $3,467

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Hire a Locksmith
(11,379 projects)
Average National Cost:
$153
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Install a Fence
(2,968 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,647
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Install a Surveillance Camera
(2,792 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,334
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Repair a Fence
(1,968 projects)
Average National Cost:
$477
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Repair an Alarm or Security System
(1,491 projects)
Average National Cost:
$174
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Install an Alarm System
(1,259 projects)
Average National Cost:
$695
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Purchase a Home Warranty
(899 projects)
Average National Cost:
$888
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Install an Electric Fence
(656 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,208
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Install a Security Gate
(338 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,924
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Install Security Bars
(210 projects)
Average National Cost:
$911
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Hire an Alarm Monitoring Service
(200 projects)
Average National Cost:
$369
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Install an Elevator or Chairlift
(199 projects)
Average National Cost:
$4,252
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Repair an Electric Fence
(152 projects)
Average National Cost:
$242
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Install Fire Protection
(121 projects)
Average National Cost:
$558
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Build a Storm Shelter
(50 projects)
Average National Cost:
$5,999
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Install a Security Safe
(33 projects)
Average National Cost:
$534
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Make and Install Signs
(21 projects)
Average National Cost:
$424
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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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