The price of security systems has exploded over the past year.
According to data from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, an average security system costs $8,000.
The cost of each device can be up to $1,000, depending on the hardware and software, and it can range from $200 to $2,000 per year.
In fact, the average cost of a home security system in 2017 was $6,500.
But with the surge in security devices, we can now compare the price of a basic system versus the pricier models.
Here’s a look at the differences between basic and advanced security systems.