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Security App Cost Estimate

What is a security app?

A security application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that monitors your computer system and alerts you if it detects suspicious behavior. Security apps can be used to prevent unauthorized access to your computer systems. They can also be used to monitor how users are accessing sensitive data on your computer systems and trigger alarms when they do something risky or unexpected. Security apps usually have features in common with other app types that help maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle, like fitness apps, diet apps, and exercise apps. Examples of popular security applications include Life360, Scout Alarm, and 1Password. Examples of security apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a security app?

A security app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A security app with a low number of features (also known as a minimum viable product, or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality. For example, here are some previous security app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a security app?

A security app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, a security app can be built in as few as 333 hours, or in as many as 333 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous security apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your security application

A security app must provide a large amount of value in order to overcome users’ fears about sharing their personal information. By doing so, it can build trust with its users and encourage them to download the app. A security app can then continue to grow by providing additional services like background checks, identity protection, and case management.

Risks and challenges of building a security application

A security app provides a critical service for protecting its users and their data. It is therefore subject to legal, regulatory, and reputational risks related to the mismanagement of that data. You should take extreme care to protect user data against unauthorized access or disclosure, and you should ensure that your app has robust privacy controls to allow users to choose how their personal information is used.