Security Estimating Software

Our modern, cloud-based security estimating and takeoff software will redefine how you tackle security installations and quotes. Groundplan's platform is designed to streamline your entire estimating workflow, from initial assessment to final handover. As long as you have an internet connection, you can collaborate seamlessly with your team, regardless of location, ensuring every project stays on track and under budget.

Groundplan's powerful features enable you to work smarter, not harder:

  • Smart Count Tool: Quickly and accurately quantify cameras, sensors, panels, and other essential security components. Calculate material costs, labour hours, and more.
  • Precise Length Measurement: Effortlessly measure cable runs, conduit lengths, and distances between devices to ensure optimal system performance and accurate material ordering.
  • Comprehensive Area Calculation: Determine the exact area of coverage for cameras, sensors, and other security devices, ensuring no blind spots are left in your designs.
  • Effortless Plan Revisions: Track changes to project plans and compare estimates with ease, ensuring everyone on your team stays aligned throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Project Calendar & Task Management: Schedule tasks, set milestones, and stay on top of deadlines with our integrated project calendar and task management tools.
  • Seamless Integrations: Connect Groundplan with your favourite Job Management and Accounting software for a unified workflow that saves you time and eliminates errors.

From residential properties to large-scale commercial projects, Groundplan's adaptability ensures you have the right tools for every security takeoff or estimate. Our award-winning training and support, integrations, and user-friendly features make Groundplan a smart investment for security businesses of all sizes.

Why Groundplan?

Takeoff software for any Trade

Modernise your business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.
Work from anywhere
Use any device to access all your projects, plans and takeoff estimates online. Collaborate with your remote team as changes happen in real time.
No more software installs and updates.
Excellent support
Either through our free one-on-one training or our live chat, we strive to get you going as quickly and efficiently as possible. Trusted by more than
2,000 businesses in 10 countries.
Easily export your takeoff estimates
Once you have finished your takeoff estimates, export your bill of quantities directly to excel
or push to a quote via one of our
software integrations.

Groundplan success stories

Discover how trades are moderising their business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.

Groundplan saves me so much time – easily 70% faster. I’m saving hours on every quote.

Security Plan Design – PDF Editor

With more than 100 standard symbols available in Groundplan, security plan design is a breeze. Place locks and security cameras, cable circuit and more, automatically counted for you as soon as they’re in place. Personalise your plans as you please – you’re in complete control.

  • Choose from more than 100 standard symbols
  • Draw clear, concise lines
  • Use the Arc Tool for drawing circuitry
  • Delete symbols as needed
  • Add text boxes, images and legend
  • Add a title block and logos
  • Add dimensions
  • Snip areas of plans
  • Change plan sizing

Security Labour and Parts Estimating

From speedy takeoffs to accurate cost estimates, Groundplan can drastically reduce the time you spend on tenders. Get a clear bill of quantities in seconds and export it directly to Excel or your job management system.

  • Upload your rates from CSV
  • Save takeoff templates for future projects
  • Use formulas to multiply materials and calculate wastage
  • Calculate labour quickly and accurately
  • Quantify your costs
  • Download security estimates directly to Excel

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Groundplan for security takeoff and estimating?

Groundplan is the preferred choice because it's a tailored solution designed by security trade experts. Combining intuitive design with powerful features, our cloud-based platform streamlines your entire estimating process. Accurate estimates and efficient workflows will help you win more bids and boost profits.

How does Groundplan's security takeoff software cater to commercial security installations?

Groundplan is built to handle even the most complex commercial security projects. Our symbol recognition technology automatically identifies and quantifies all security components. You can easily measure cable runs, calculate materials, and create detailed bills of quantities, no matter the project size.

How does Groundplan's security software help in reducing estimation errors?

Groundplan's automation and intelligent features significantly reduce errors. Automating counting symbols, measuring cable runs, and performing accurate calculations eliminates the risk of human error associated with manual takeoffs. Our software also allows for easy revisions, keeping your estimates accurate even when plans change.

How does Groundplan ensure accuracy in security install estimates?

Groundplan combines advanced technology with industry expertise to ensure accuracy. Our intelligent symbol recognition minimises errors, while built-in calculators ensure precise measurements. We continuously refine our software based on user feedback to meet the highest accuracy standards.

Can I customise the security symbols and templates in Groundplan?

Our security install estimating software allows you to create and customise security symbols to match your specific project requirements. You can also build and save templates for your most common security system designs, saving you valuable time on future projects.

How frequently is the security estimating software updated with new features or improvements?

Our commitment to innovation is reflected in our regular update schedule. Our security install estimating software evolves alongside your needs, with frequent updates that introduce new features, streamline workflows, and address the ever-changing demands of the security industry.

Does Groundplan offer estimating software for other trades besides security?

While Groundplan excels at security estimation, we also offer tailored solutions for a wide range of trades. Explore our full suite of estimating software solutions on our website, including:

Is Groundplan suitable for both small-scale residential and large-scale commercial security projects?

Groundplan's flexible and scalable platform adapts to projects of all sizes. Whether it's a single-family home or a multi-building complex, Groundplan has the features and functionality to meet your needs.

Are there any training resources and customer support available for the security estimating software?

Our standout customer support is one of our most popular features. We believe in empowering our users to get the most out of Groundplan. Every new account receives free one-on-one training with a trade expert, ensuring you understand the software's full potential. We also offer multiple support channels, including phone, in-app chat, and email, so you can get the help you need, when you need it.

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