CCTV Cameras are nowadays available in various types and prices. The average cost of a CCTV installation is Rs 12000 in Delhi. The CCTV installation typically ranges between Rs 7500 and Rs 25,000 as per the type, brand, quality, and quantity of the CCTV Camera depending on your needs and budget. Wired CCTV Camera cost less in hardware but more for installation, which is Rs 950 to Rs 4500 per camera whose respective wireless CCTV Camera are higher in price. Also, the price of the camera depends on the type of Camera price Dome Cameras (Indoor Camera) is between Rs 800 to Rs 4200 which is less than the respective bullet camera that is between Rs 950 and Rs 5000. Another factor for CCTV Camera price is Camera technology that is an Analog camera and IP Camera. Analog cameras are relatively cheaper than IP Cameras. Analog CCTV camera price is between Rs 800 to Rs 5000 whereas the price of IP CCTV Camera is between Rs 2350 and Rs 5300.
There are several choices to make: Brand of Camera, Dome or Bullet, wireless or wired and IP or Analog. These factors are responsible for the final price of the setup. Most of the brands provide cameras with either cloud (NVR) or on-site (DVR) storage and remote access. Features may include remote access, and night vision capabilities, motion detectors, and high resolution, Higher the features, Higher the cost will be. Ultimately, your requirements and preferences are going to decide the final price.
The above pie chart is a diagrammatic representation on how much you invest and at which places during the installation of CCTV cameras :-
1. On cameras- The maximum amount of your money goes on buying the CCTV cameras. An estimate of 36% of the total money you pay while installing CCTV cameras is used in buying the cameras you require. The price of cameras vary according to their resolution. Price may also differ with different types of cameras like, indoor or dome cameras are slightly cheaper than the outdoor or bullet cameras. Likewise, if you need CCTV cameras with Artificial Intelligence then it will cost you more money than simple day and night vision cameras.
2. On Hard Disk- About 27% of your money is used in buying the Hard Disk. A Hard Disk is a devise which stores all memory of whatever the cameras capture. The price of a Hard Disk varies according to the memory in it. If you have to get 2-3 cameras installed then a hard disk with 1 TB will be enough. Likewise, if the number of cameras increase then a Hard disk with more memory will be needed.
3. On DVR- A DVR is a devise which retrieves data and sends it to the Hard Disk. The smallest DVR consists of 4 channels which is enough for 4 cameras. If there are more cameras then a DVR with 8 or 16 or more channels is used. Around 19% of your money is used in buying a suitable DVR.
4. On SMPS- An SMPS is a small device which is used to convert AC current into DC current. Like a DVR an SMPS also consists of a channel per camera. The smallest SMPS consists of 4 channels which is enough for 4 cameras. If there are more cameras then an SMPS with 8 or 16 or more channels is used. Around 4% of your money is used in SMPS cost.
5. On wire- The most important component, the wire, which is used to connect everything with every other thing (the cameras with the DVR, the DVR with the Hard Disk, the Hard Disk with your computer, etc). The wire consumes about 8% of the total money you pay for the installation of CCTV cameras.
6. Installation charges- Now the remaining 6% of the total payment is charged for the CCTV cameras installation. This is the money from which the workmen are paid.
Above is a graph showing the price differences between dome cameras and bullet cameras. A dome camera is a CCTV camera which is installed indoors. It can be installed on ceilings or walls of your house. It is generally cheaper than a bullet camera as it is made for indoor purposes and is not water-resistant. A Bullet camera is a CCTV camera which is installed outdoors. It can be installed outside windows or doors or at open verandahs. Bullet cameras are water-resistant hence a little costlier. They are also bigger in size.
A dome camera with a resolution of 1 MP costs you something between Rs.700-800 whereas a bullet camera of resolution 1MP may cost you roughly between Rs.800-900. Next, come the cameras with 1.3MP resolution. A dome camera of this resolution can cost you between Rs.900-1000. On the other hand, we have the bullet camera of the same resolution pricing between Rs.1000-1100.
Now let us move to the cameras with a resolution of 2.4MP. Here as you can see from the graph that the price of a dome camera is between Rs.1100-1200 and the price of a bullet camera is approximately Rs.1300. Moving on to the camera resolution of 4MP, you can see from the graph that the price of a 4MP dome camera is between Rs.1800-1900. The price of a 4MP bullet camera may be approximately Rs.1950.
The above graph represents the price variations between analog cameras and IP cameras. An analog camera is a CCTV camera that works on analog signals and coaxial wire which is relatively cheaper than ethernet cable which is used in IP cameras. An analog camera is set up on a DVR. An IP camera is costlier because of its system of wiring and also it is run on an NVR, unlike an analog camera.
In the graph, at the first place, we can see that the price of an Analogue camera of 1MP is Rs. 600-800 approximately whereas on the other hand, we have an IP camera of 1 MP which can cost Rs.2000-2200. Then we have an analogue camera of 1.3 MP which has a price between Rs.700-900. IP cameras of this resolution are unavailable in the market. Hence we move forward to Analogue cameras of 2 MP which has a price of Rs.3100-3200. Next we have an IP camera of resolution 2.4MP which can cost you Rs.1000-1100. Moving on to the next one which is a 4 MP camera. The analogue camera of this resolution can cost you roughly between Rs.1800-1900 while the IP camera the same resolution can be priced between Rs.5200-5300.
Here we are going to compare the prices of different channel DVRs with the prices of different channel NVRs. The blue line in the following graph represents a DVR wheras the orange line stands for an NVR. First, let's see 4 channel DVR & NVR. A 4 channel DVR is slightly cheaper in price as compared to a 4 channel NVR. Next, we see that when we come to 8 channels the difference between the prices of a DVR and an NVR remains almost the same with a slight increase in the overall price. Again, moving to 16 channels, we find that the price of an NVR rises and the difference in the prices grow with the price of a DVR remaining cheaper when compared to a 16 channel NVR but now when we move to 32 channels, the following is what we see. Here we see that the price of a 32 channel DVR rises far more than the price of a 32 channel NVR.
Here is a graph to give you a rough idea of the prices of the hard disk. The price of a Hard Disk of 160 GB (or GigaByte) is very low. As you can see through the graph it is something between Rs.900-1000 or so. Coming to a Hard Disk with a capacity of 320 GB lies close to the former with a price of Rs.1500-1600. The next one is a Hard Disk of 500 GB and its price ranges between Rs.1700-1800. These Hard Disks have a very small space and are not enough to keep all the footage of your CCTV cameras. The next Hard Disk consisting of a capacity of 1 TB (or Terra Byte) has a price between Rs.3000-4000. This Hard Disk is enough to save all the footage of a month from 3 cameras. However, you have to delete the footages after a month or set it to delete automatically. The Hard Disk with 2TB capacity has a price ranging somewhere between Rs.6000-7000. A Hard Disk of 3TB can cost you Rs.8000-9000. Bigger Hard Disks save more videos. More number of cameras need a larger Hard Disk. The price of Hard Disks of 4TB ranges from Rs.9000-10000. Now comes the Hard Disk with a capacity of 6TB and now you can see from the graph that the prices rise abruptly. This Hard The disk can be bought in Rs.18,000-19,000. Last but not the least, a Hard Disk with 8TB capacity can be bought at a price between Rs.23000-24000. These Hard Disks are usually used in schools, factories, or big offices where there are a multiple numbers of CCTV cameras that need a larger space.