1998 stats reveal access control monitoring costs, total expenditures and average number of installa

Average Number of Annual Access Control Installations Per Dealer


In 1998, dealers installed an average of 29.4 percent of access control systems. This amounted to a 16.5-percent increase from 1997.

What Do You Charge Per Door, Per Month for Remote Access Control Monitoring?

Less than half of dealers (40 percent) charge their clients between $4 to $11.99 per door for monthly remote access control monitoring. The monthly fee is determined by the amount of activity required by a central station to maintain an access control system.

Percentage of Access Control Compared by Source Type

Nearly 40 percent of dealers are installing access control in commercial/office applications. Only 6 percent are taking on government jobs using access control equipment.

What Do You Integrate With Access Control?

More than one-half of installing companies are integrating access control with burglary. “Other” includes computers. Fire accounts for less than 15 percent of the integration that is taking place in the access control market.

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