Pricing that's simple, affordable, and fair

No minimum commitments or length contracts. Only pay for what you use, month to month.

£2.90 £1.45 / device every 4 weeks on our PAYG plan!


Credits are the currency of our service and one is spent each time we assign a licence to one of your devices. Licences are assigned and managed automatically, and expire after 28 days.

We only assign licenses to devices that are approved and online, so we will never charge you for devices that are broken, lost, in the cupboard, decommissioned, or simply offline for a long period of time.

There are two ways to pay for credits

  1. Pay-as-you-go: a fixed fee of £2.90 per credit.
  2. Prepay: the more you buy the cheaper the unit cost.

Here's how it works:

  1. You add a new device to your Node Patrol account.
  2. We assign a 28-day licence and deduct 1 credit from your balance.
  3. The device enjoys 28 days' monitoring.
  4. We only deduct another credit when all of the following are true:
    • The previous licence has expired.
    • The device is still in your Node Patrol account.
    • The device is online.

Frequently asked questions

How much is pay-as-you-go?

The credit cost for PAYG customers is £2.90 per device per 28-day cycle.

To opt for PAYG, simply create an account, enjoy your free trial, and then add a payment card when you're ready. We'll send you an invoice for the credits used in the last billing period, charge your card, and send you a detailed breakdown of your usage.

A simple PAYG example: You have 10 devices that are online most weekdays. These devices would collectively use 10 credits every 28 days for a total cost of £29.00.

How much are prepaid credits?

Our prepaid credits option, for large or loyal customers

Prepaid device licensing works exactly the same as PAYG, but instead of building and settling a negative balance each month, you simply purchase a large volume of credits in advance for a lower unit price.

You can pay by bank transfer (BACS) or credit/debit card. The BACS reconciliation is an automatic process, credits should be added to your account within minutes of your payment clearing.

We'll let you know well in advance if you're running low on credit and will switch you to PAYG automatically in the event that your balance is exhausted.

Prepaid credit fees

Credits You pay Benefit
250 credits
Best for 15 - 25 desktops
£1,151.50 You save 6% (£73.50) compared to PAYG!
500 credits
Best for 25 - 50 desktops
£2,229.50 You save 9% (£220.50) compared to PAYG!
1k credits
Best for 50 - 100 desktops
£2,229.50 You save 12% (£588) compared to PAYG!
1.5k credits
Best for 100 - 150 desktops
£6,247.50 You save 15% (£1,102.50) compared to PAYG!
2.5k credits
Best for 150 - 250 desktops
£10,045 You save 18% (£2,205) compared to PAYG!
5k credits
Best for 250 - 500 desktops
£19,355 You save 21% (£5,145) compared to PAYG!
7.5k credits
Best for 500 - 750 desktops
£27,930 You save 24% (£8,820) compared to PAYG!
10k credits
Best for 750 - 1000 desktops
£35,770 You save 27% (£13,230) compared to PAYG!

How does the trial work?

All new accounts are created with 5 free credits which expire after 14 days. There is no need to add a payment card until these credits expire, so you can enjoy your trial both risk and obligation free. There are no other limitations to the trial and you will have access to our full list of features.

ROI calculator for SMEs

The calculator below has been provided as a guide only and users are advised to make their own calculations. No rights or claims can be derived from this calculation. The calculator does not consider the benefits of reduced employee stress and the effect on work satisfaction, which reduces turnover and recruitment fees, and does not take in to consideration the cost of lost knowledge and experience as a result of staff turnover. The calculation does not consider the other tools you have at your disposal.

Some information, including value explanations, is hidden on mobile and touch devices. We recommend using this calculator on a display with a horizontal resolution of at least 1024px (such as a laptop or desktop).
Consideration Per year Explanation
Salary cost of employee downtime: - Employees lose working days every year to due to slow and problematic computers.
Lost revenue due to employee downtime: - We assume employees are not generating revenue during technical downtime.
Cost of a biennial cyber attack: - Hiscox reports 46% of SMEs experience a cyber every year, with an average cost of £11k for every 10 employees. We have presented this as an annual figure.
Total preventable loss: - The total cost of cyber breaches, lost productivity, and lost revenue.
Cost of effort invested in Node Patrol: - We predict that for every 20 employees, you will have one techie spending 30 minutes on Node Patrol every day (Assumed 7.5h working day, 255 working days per year).
Node Patrol fees: - We assume you will use the PAYG payment model and that each employee will have one device, each costing £2.90 every 28 days.
ROI per employee: + The reclaimed value of lost productivity per employee per year, minus Node Patrol fees.
Total ROI:
(that's %)
The reclaimed value of lost productivity, assuming that Node Patrol is only % effective at preventing downtime and cyber attacks, minus fees and customer effort.

1. UK average FTE salary was £32k in 2020 (Source: ONS)
2. 2019 survey reveals UK employees lose 5% of their time to slow and problematic computers (Source: HR News, PROBRAND)
3. 2020 average revenue per employee in UK SMEs was £140k (Source: FSB)
4. Our mission at Node Patrol is to reduce employee downtime and cyber breaches for SMEs by at least 30%