Average IP Camera Price 2014

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 12, 2014

This note, based on IPVM integrator surveys, reveals:

  • The average price of IP cameras sold
  • The range of average prices of IP cameras sold, across integrators
  • The average price to install and furnish the headend (recorder / storage)
  • The range of average prices for install and headend, across integrators
  • The breakdown of IP camera price vs the price to install and furnish the headend (recorder / storage)
  • The total price of a video surveillance system, by camera

Use the data inside to better estimate and project pricing for IP camera and video surveillance projects.

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Comments (4)

These "Average Total Cost of ..." articles are useful. It's reassuring that the numbers you quote in the article above are very close to those I have been using for my initial ROM budgets when beginning new projects.

I thought I remembered seeing one a while ago about the average total cost of a door with EAC. I searched for it briefly but could not find it. Am I misremembering?

Hello Richard:

I don't remember writing that particular article, but I do know that we've informally been using $2000 per opening since a poll on the old LinkedIn forum days.

With that said, we are conducting an 'access control' survey this month, and this question will be asked to the group. We'll release the result in a few weeks.

Best regards to you!

I found the post that I was remembering. It was a discussion regarding the installation costs for an EAC-managed door, not the total cost.

I'll look forward to your upcoming access control survey.

I have to say that, in general, I find the integrator surveys very beneficial. As a consultant, I don't get the benefit (or curse) of knowing first-hand how easy/difficult the systems are to install, configure, etc. (It's been a long time since I've pulled/terminated a cable.) I also don't always get good feedback in regard to how they last long-term, since I'm not the one answering the service calls. The feedback from your integrator members helps me to specify better systems. It's even worth enduring the frequent (and often justified) consultant bashing. :-)

Keep up the great work!

An "average" door with EAC varies wildly from about $500 - $12,000.

We often have glass store-front type double doors with a vestibule. Providing EAC -- fire alarm integration/drop, mag locks, contacts, integration with ADA auto-opener, card swipe, additional ADA card swipe, control board(s), conduit, wiring, rex, emergency exit button, IP network switch/port fee, configuration/setup, testing, project management, drawings and documentation -- might run $12,000...

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