Get quotes to install CCTV in your home

CCTV cameras protecting your home can give you peace of mind and security especially if you live an areas with a high crime rate where it is difficult to get cheap insurance. You might have a little one you want to keep check or you might have a commercial property that you want to protect. Whatever your reason CCTV is now both affordable and effective in deterring intruders and protecting you and your loved ones.

The cost to install a CCTV system in your home depends on where you want to put your cameras, the price of the CCTV cameras and the time it takes a qualified electrician to install them based on their hourly or daily rate. The average cost for an electrician to install a wired basic 4 camera cctv system costs £500, including the price of the cameras.

If you are looking to install wireless battery powered “smart” CCTV cameras in your home that are wirefree, you can install your cameras yourself and just need to mount the cameras in the correct position. In this case you do not need to hire an electrician which will cut costs. You can also eliminate the need to store your footage on a hard drive and pay a monthly fee to store it on the cloud.

But if you want to install a system with a central DVR (Digital video recorder) and the associated power supply for each camera. Or if you want to install your CCTV camera outside with mains power you will probably need the help of an experienced electrician to deal with all the wiring and drilling.

How much does a CCTV camera cost?

Today, CCTV cameras come in many guises but the biggest difference from 20 years ago is they are much smaller and easier to install and set up. All models can now be viewed and controlled by your smartphone and they are a lot cheaper to buy. Healthy competition in this market means prices are relatively low and you can get some great deals for high specification cameras if you shop around. 

Wireless CCTV cameras (NVR)

Wireless CCTV cameras are either battery powered, which will require removing and recharging of the battery when low on power or they are mains powered through an adaptor. Your preference will depend if you want an easy installation or you don’t want to have to recharge the batteries. You might only need the camera for a short time period if you have had a baby for example and wired installation would be OTT. Or you might want an outdoor camera checking your driveway where a wired camera would make sense. 

Battery Powered (wirefree)

A lot of battery powered, wireless security cameras are now both indoor and outdoor ready with lots of cool features such as 4k resolution, colour,  motion and infrared detection alerts, night vision, solar power and cloud storage. Having wirefree cameras means that installation can take a couple of minutes to an hour depending on where you fit the cameras. The big players in this category are Ring from Amazon, Nest from Google, Reolink Argus Pro and ARLO pro 4. All require a wireless internet connection and router to set up and operate correctly.

There are plenty of other budget options out there including the Blink range and for ease of set up, operation and support, the best wirefree cameras are below. These systems are classed as smart cameras and work with Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.

Wirefree CCTV camera Specification Price
Google Nest Cam Indoor, outdoor, battery powered (rechargeable), 1080p £179.99
Ring Stick Up Cam Battery Indoor, outdoor, battery powered (rechargeable), 1080p  £88
Reolink Solar Security Camera Outdoor Outdoor, Solar powered battery powered (rechargeable), two way audio, 1080p, SD card storage £79.99
Arlo Pro4 Wireless Home CCTV  Indoor, Outdoor, 6 month rechargeable battery, 2k, 2 way audio, siren built in £219.99
Blink Outdoor Outdoor, 2k, 2 year battery life £59.99
Mains Powered (wired)

If you want to install your wireless CCTV cameras more permanently without having to recharge the battery or you want a more budget CCTV system (wirefree systems are more expensive)  you will need to have a mains power supply to each of the cameras. There are a number of ways to do this, depending on the system. You can either use a mains plug socket close to the camera for both indoor and outdoor installation or if the cameras have one power source that supplies all the cameras, power leads for each of the cameras will need to be routed back to the adaptor or central power supply .

A wired system is a more complicated installation and might test your DIY skills to the limit so it might be time to hire an electrician to help you install your CCTV cameras. There is a lot of competition in this category and you can pick up a camera for around £30 and an outdoor surveillance CCTV system, including 4 cameras, for £170. Many systems come with a wireless NVR (DVR) so you can store your own data rather than  rely on a cloud where you have to pay a monthly storage fee.

It is a good idea to do your research before you buy. Some systems are better than others including the software, image quality and additional features like a siren, two way audio and spotlights. Choosing a CCTV system that suits your requirements and budget is something you can get advice on by contacting a local electrician or CCTV specialist who can help you. They can also quote you for camera installation. 

Wireless (wired) CCTV cameras Specification Price
SANSCO 3MP WiFi CCTV Security Camera System 4 cameras, 1TB Hard drive, 2k, NVR £219.99
SANNCE Wireless CCTV Camera System 4 cameras, NVR, 2k £179.99
Arlo Pro3 Wireless Outdoor Home Security Camera System 4 cameras, NVR, 2k, 2-way audio, battery powered £295

Cost of a wired CCTV camera system with a DVR

Traditional CCTV cameras with coaxial cables feeding analogue pictures back to a DVR, powered by mains power using a 12v adaptor are the most commonly used CCTV camera system used by commercial and private properties. If you want to fit one of these systems you will need to hire an electrician.

The choice of systems on the market is vast and what you choose depends on what you are trying to protect or monitor. Larger systems (more than 4 cameras) would take longer to set up and might require more wiring and a more complicated installation. Wireless CCTV cameras have limitations with distance and a wired system can cover greater distances for larger properties.

The type of cameras available depend on what area you are trying to cover and their price depends on the image quality and detection methods you want to use. Systems can cost as little as £300 and go up to over £2000.

What is CCTV installation cost near me?

We have created a table of the installation cost and price of a 4 camera NVR CCTV installation in a residential property by a qualified electrician in your local area. Prices in the south, around London, tend to be more expensive but other factors such as the experience and qualifications of the electrician or security expert play a part.

If you want to get a quote to install CCTV in your property, post a job on HaMuch.com and get quotes from electricians local to you.


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

Job Estimate
Cost to troubleshoot and diagnose an electrical fault £95
Cost to rewire a single room or circuit £1000
Cost to rewire a house or flat £6250
Cost to replace a consumer unit £400
Cost to do a PAT test £60
Cost to install solar panels £7500
Cost to installing an electric shower £450
Cost to install downlights in a room £440
Cost to install CCTV cameras £740
Cost to install a bathroom extractor fan £220
Cost to install or fix a light switches £50
Cost to repair or install an electric hob (or an induction hob) £85
Cost to install or fix a light fitting fixture £90
Cost to fit an electric towel rail £75
Cost to fit an new plug socket £180
Cost to install an electric vehicle charger £400
Cost of an EICR test £150
Cost to install of a cooker hood £260
Repair of a cooker hood £150

Rates for other trades

Install CCTV cameras cost in the UK
Install CCTV cameras cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKInstall CCTV cameras cost
Install CCTV cameras near Aberdeen£497
Install CCTV cameras near Amber Valley£453
Install CCTV cameras near Angus£440
Install CCTV cameras near Arun£461
Install CCTV cameras near Ashfield£454
Install CCTV cameras near Aylesbury Vale£487
Install CCTV cameras near Barnsley£469
Install CCTV cameras near Basildon£498
Install CCTV cameras near Basingstoke & Deane£497
Install CCTV cameras near Bassetlaw£484
Install CCTV cameras near Bath & North East Somerset£484
Install CCTV cameras near Bedford£503
Install CCTV cameras near Belfast£406
Install CCTV cameras near Birmingham£459
Install CCTV cameras near Blackburn£463
Install CCTV cameras near Blackpool£461
Install CCTV cameras near Bolton£461
Install CCTV cameras near Bournemouth£475
Install CCTV cameras near Bracknell Forest£510
Install CCTV cameras near Bradford£470
Install CCTV cameras near Braintree£484
Install CCTV cameras near Breckland£490
Install CCTV cameras near Bridgend£465
Install CCTV cameras near Brighton£469
Install CCTV cameras near Bristol£478
Install CCTV cameras near Broadland£500
Install CCTV cameras near Broxtowe£454
Install CCTV cameras near Bury£460
Install CCTV cameras near Caerphilly£446
Install CCTV cameras near Calderdale£458
Install CCTV cameras near Cambridge£485
Install CCTV cameras near Canterbury£469
Install CCTV cameras near Cardiff£450
Install CCTV cameras near Carmarthenshire£451
Install CCTV cameras near Charnwood£459
Install CCTV cameras near Chelmsford£497
Install CCTV cameras near Cheltenham£493
Install CCTV cameras near Cherwell£477
Install CCTV cameras near Chester£448
Install CCTV cameras near Colchester£478
Install CCTV cameras near Conway£593
Install CCTV cameras near Coventry£475
Install CCTV cameras near Crewe & Nantwich£460
Install CCTV cameras near Dacorum£495
Install CCTV cameras near Derby£452
Install CCTV cameras near Doncaster£473
Install CCTV cameras near Dover£456
Install CCTV cameras near Dudley£458
Install CCTV cameras near Dumfries & Galloway£472
Install CCTV cameras near Dundee£487
Install CCTV cameras near East Ayrshire£462
Install CCTV cameras near East Devon£463
Install CCTV cameras near East Dunbartonshire£500
Install CCTV cameras near East Hampshire£483
Install CCTV cameras near East Hertfordshire£489
Install CCTV cameras near East Lindsey£390
Install CCTV cameras near East Riding£463
Install CCTV cameras near Eastleigh£496
Install CCTV cameras near Edinburgh£485
Install CCTV cameras near Elmbridge£520
Install CCTV cameras near Epping Forest£508
Install CCTV cameras near Erewash£454
Install CCTV cameras near Exeter£458
Install CCTV cameras near Falkirk£494
Install CCTV cameras near Fife£452
Install CCTV cameras near Flintshire£449
Install CCTV cameras near Gateshead£467
Install CCTV cameras near Gedling£452
Install CCTV cameras near Glasgow£491
Install CCTV cameras near Gloucester£472
Install CCTV cameras near Guildford£511
Install CCTV cameras near Gwynedd£463
Install CCTV cameras near Halton£459
Install CCTV cameras near Harrogate£460
Install CCTV cameras near Havant & Waterloo£491
Install CCTV cameras near Horsham£490
Install CCTV cameras near Huntingdonshire£475
Install CCTV cameras near Ipswich£475
Install CCTV cameras near Isle of Wight£488
Install CCTV cameras near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£477
Install CCTV cameras near Kingston-upon-Hull£461
Install CCTV cameras near Kirklees£459
Install CCTV cameras near Knowsley£460
Install CCTV cameras near Lancaster£483
Install CCTV cameras near Leeds£472
Install CCTV cameras near Leicester£477
Install CCTV cameras near Lisburn£409
Install CCTV cameras near Liverpool£461
Install CCTV cameras near London£513
Install CCTV cameras near Luton£492
Install CCTV cameras near Macclesfield£461
Install CCTV cameras near Maidstone£491
Install CCTV cameras near Manchester£460
Install CCTV cameras near Mid Bedfordshire£493
Install CCTV cameras near Mid Sussex£484
Install CCTV cameras near Middlesbrough£474
Install CCTV cameras near Milton Keynes£488
Install CCTV cameras near Neath Port Talbot£463
Install CCTV cameras near New Forest£486
Install CCTV cameras near Newbury£499
Install CCTV cameras near Newcastle-under-Lyme£440
Install CCTV cameras near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£466
Install CCTV cameras near Newport£450
Install CCTV cameras near North Ayrshire£488
Install CCTV cameras near North East Lincolnshire£457
Install CCTV cameras near North Hertfordshire£492
Install CCTV cameras near North Lanarkshire£493
Install CCTV cameras near North Lincolnshire£492
Install CCTV cameras near North Somerset£474
Install CCTV cameras near North Tyneside£466
Install CCTV cameras near North Wiltshire£508
Install CCTV cameras near Northampton£493
Install CCTV cameras near Norwich£503
Install CCTV cameras near Nottingham£452
Install CCTV cameras near Nuneaton & Bedworth£483
Install CCTV cameras near Oldham£460
Install CCTV cameras near Oxford£482
Install CCTV cameras near Pembrokeshire£436
Install CCTV cameras near Perth & Kinross£485
Install CCTV cameras near Peterborough£468
Install CCTV cameras near Plymouth£468
Install CCTV cameras near Poole£478
Install CCTV cameras near Portsmouth£489
Install CCTV cameras near Powys£475
Install CCTV cameras near Preston£457
Install CCTV cameras near Reading£496
Install CCTV cameras near Redcar & Cleveland£483
Install CCTV cameras near Reigate & Banstead£520
Install CCTV cameras near Renfrewshire£498
Install CCTV cameras near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£459
Install CCTV cameras near Rochdale£463
Install CCTV cameras near Rotherham£455
Install CCTV cameras near Salford£460
Install CCTV cameras near Salisbury£471
Install CCTV cameras near Sandwell£460
Install CCTV cameras near Scarborough£462
Install CCTV cameras near Sefton£465
Install CCTV cameras near Sevenoaks£496
Install CCTV cameras near Sheffield£454
Install CCTV cameras near Slough£508
Install CCTV cameras near Solihull£465
Install CCTV cameras near South Ayrshire£483
Install CCTV cameras near South Bedfordshire£503
Install CCTV cameras near South Cambridgeshire£482
Install CCTV cameras near South Gloucestershire£482
Install CCTV cameras near South Kesteven£471
Install CCTV cameras near South Lanarkshire£475
Install CCTV cameras near South Oxfordshire£483
Install CCTV cameras near South Somerset£457
Install CCTV cameras near South Tyneside£464
Install CCTV cameras near Southampton£496
Install CCTV cameras near Southend-on-Sea£492
Install CCTV cameras near St Albans£497
Install CCTV cameras near St Helens£453
Install CCTV cameras near Stafford£451
Install CCTV cameras near Stockport£460
Install CCTV cameras near Stockton-on-Tees£473
Install CCTV cameras near Stoke-on-Trent£444
Install CCTV cameras near Stratford-on-Avon£471
Install CCTV cameras near Stroud£468
Install CCTV cameras near Suffolk Coastal£482
Install CCTV cameras near Sunderland£467
Install CCTV cameras near Swale£485
Install CCTV cameras near Swansea£460
Install CCTV cameras near Tameside£460
Install CCTV cameras near Teignbridge£451
Install CCTV cameras near Tendring£469
Install CCTV cameras near Test Valley£481
Install CCTV cameras near Thamesdown£497
Install CCTV cameras near Thanet£460
Install CCTV cameras near The Wrekin£441
Install CCTV cameras near Thurrock£497
Install CCTV cameras near Torbay£460
Install CCTV cameras near Trafford£464
Install CCTV cameras near Vale of Glamorgan£461
Install CCTV cameras near Vale of White Horse£481
Install CCTV cameras near Vale Royal£458
Install CCTV cameras near Wakefield£468
Install CCTV cameras near Walsall£457
Install CCTV cameras near Warrington£461
Install CCTV cameras near Warwick£477
Install CCTV cameras near Waveney£499
Install CCTV cameras near Waverley£509
Install CCTV cameras near Wealden£484
Install CCTV cameras near West Lancashire£456
Install CCTV cameras near West Lothian£485
Install CCTV cameras near West Wiltshire£508
Install CCTV cameras near Wigan£451
Install CCTV cameras near Windsor & Maidenhead£508
Install CCTV cameras near Wirral£465
Install CCTV cameras near Wokingham£506
Install CCTV cameras near Wolverhampton£455
Install CCTV cameras near Wrexham Maelor£448
Install CCTV cameras near Wychavon£473
Install CCTV cameras near Wycombe£494
Install CCTV cameras near York£458