CCTV Installation Melbourne: Installers & Costs

Last Updated on April 29, 2022

Are you considering installing CCTV cameras in Melbourne? If so, it's important to choose the right security installer. Many companies offer CCTV installation, but not all of them are created equal. It is about balancing the best price, product, experience, and overall service.

We've done a quick roundup of some of the top security companies in Melbourne. We look at the correctly licensed companies and what brands and services they offer.

by Bryce Whitty

Bryce is a registered Security Advisor who started ProtectFind to help people get the right security system for their goals.

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CCTV Installers in Melbourne

Below you will find a list of some of the security installers who service the greater Melbourne areas.

Beachside Security


Beachside Security is a Melbourne and Geelong based security company that provides installation services for residential, commercial, enterprise, schools and government organisations. They offer Prosumer-level security camera brands such as Dahua, Uniview and Hikvision. Their competitive hardware and installation packages are available at different price points to suit your needs.

Phone Number: 0423 733 523
Website: www.beachsidesecurityvic.com

Beachside Security

Alkatech 24/7


Alkatech 24/7 is based out of the Melbourne south-eastern suburbs. They install and service a large range of networking devices including CCTV cameras and alarm systems. They work with residential and commercial properties including hotels, large offices and every kind of commercial property. They offer a range of options to meet your unique security situation and budget requirements, and frequently work with Dahua cameras.

Phone Number: 0444 591 527
Website: www.alkatech247.com.au

Alkatech 24/7


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How Much Does CCTV Installation Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of a CCTV installation in Melbourne can vary depending on several factors. The most important factor is the size and scope of your project.

Factors that can affect the cost of your CCTV installation include:

  • The type of CCTV cameras you choose
  • The number of cameras do you need
  • The complexity of the security camera installation
  • Whether you need monitoring or not

Every location is different and presents its challenges. However, we have some ballpark numbers based on past quotes. The prices below are based on a Dahua branded camera kit, with a 2TB Network Video Recorder (NVR). It includes both the hardware and installation.


2 Camera System

4 Camera System

8 Camera System

4 MP


$1200 - $2000 


6 MP

$1200 - $1700 

$1600 - $2400

$3100 - $5000

8 MP (4K)

$1700 - $2300 

$2400 - $3700 

$4200 - $5400

If you want to find out exactly how much it will cost to have CCTV installed in Melbourne, the best way is to get in touch with a few different companies listed here and ask for a quote.


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133 Days

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6MP

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8TB

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178 Days

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88 Days

6MP

71 Days

8MP (4K)

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2TB

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6MP

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4TB

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59 Days

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6MP

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8MP (4K)

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6TB

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88 Days

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66 Days

6MP

43 Days

8MP (4K)

22 Days


8TB

1080P

119 Days

4MP

59 Days

6MP

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8MP (4K)

29 Days

2TB

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22 Days

4MP

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6MP

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8MP (4K)

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44 Days

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22 Days

6MP

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6TB

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What Should I Look for in a Security Installer?

Have a Security Registration in Victoria

It is essential to get someone who is correctly registered to undertake security installation activities.

Security installers need to learn about your unique security situation to find the best solution. This means they carry a lot of trust in their position, so they must undergo background checks with the Victoria police before being registered.

While many Electricians offer CCTV installation services, not all have the correct registrations. In Victoria, an Electrician or Security Installer must hold an open cabling registration and a private security registration.

If you need to make an insurance claim due to something going wrong with the installation or a fire or similar originating from it later, your claim can be voided if you used an unlicensed installer.

Victoria Police maintain a register of registration holders who can undertake security work, which you can check out here.

Dummy Security Installer Certificate

Consumer Protections

Most security experts carrying out CCTV installations in Melbourne will do a site inspection before crafting a free quote. This is because the difficulty changes depending on what the walls are made out of, if it is a multi-story property, or if there is sufficient roof space to crawl through. Material costs increase depending on the distances that need to be covered.

Watch out for CCTV installers who cannot provide a written quote with brand names and specifications of the security cameras and network video recorder (NVR). Many won't include a specific model number, but they should mention the brand and its capabilities.

For example: "Uniview 4 Megapixel Turret Camera, 2.8mm lens, built-in mic".

This serves as a record of the work that needs to be done and what hardware you are getting.

Quality of Technicians

Ask the business who will be installing the CCTV system. Will it be the owner or their employees doing the security camera installation? Or will it be a third party contractor?
Low-quality, third-party contractors tend to be paid per job and are incentivised to cut corners and get the job done as quickly as possible.

If the company uses their own employees, they are more likely to be better trained and take pride in their work. They will also be more familiar with the products they are installing and can offer better advice on how to use them.

When it comes to something as important as your security, you want to ensure it is done right.

Get three written quotes before deciding, but keep in mind that the cheapest quote often won't be the best. You need to balance price, equipment specifications, company reviews, and general presentation.

These are just a few things to consider when choosing a security installer in Melbourne.

Security Installers

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Can I Install CCTV Cameras Myself in Victoria?

If they are wireless, Yes. Anyone can install wireless CCTV cameras. However, you will be at the mercy of the problems that wireless cameras have.

If you wish to use the more reliable wired CCTV cameras, No.

There is a lot of information available online about installing your own security cameras. However, most of it is not Australian.

Here in Australia, you are not allowed to do your own fixed wiring under the Telecommunications Act 1997 (specifically section 418).

It is illegal to do your own fixed cabling in Australia that can be connected to a telecommunications network. This includes Ethernet cable that is only intended for internal security system use. Any in-wall, in-floor, or in-roof cabling must be done by a registered cabler. You can't do it yourself legally.

Security Installers Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to install security camera systems?

It depends on the complexity of the CCTV installation. Professional residential installations can take a few hours to a day. Professional commercial installations can take a few days.It depends on what the walls are made of, if there is any roof space to work in, and the complexity of reaching the desired camera location.

Can I add more security cameras later?

Speak to your security installer about this. They can provide a Network Video Recorder (NVR) that has more camera ports than you need. To add more cameras later you just plug them in, rather than needing to upgrade your NVR.

How much does it cost to install CCTV in Melbourne Victoria?

Anywhere from $1200 to $5400 for a professional camera installation. This includes cameras, NVR and labour. It depends on the capabilities of the security cameras and how many need there are.

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