Chicago residents can now be reimbursed for security equipment purchases, Mayor Lightfoot says

Chicago residents can now be reimbursed for security equipment purchases, Mayor Lightfoot says

CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago residents and companies can now be reimbursed for surveillance tools purchases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned Monday.

Chicago’s new program gives money for cameras and, crucially, elevated metropolis entry to house or enterprise safety cameras for investigators making an attempt to resolve crimes.

The Metropolis is launching the House and Enterprise Safety Rebate Program to supply rebates for safety expertise.

— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 6, 2022

Surveillance movies, house safety cameras and, more and more, crystal clear Ring doorbell footage, are sometimes their finest hope at tracing criminals.

However that type of high-tech safety is expensive.

So, the town is now providing to assist decide up the tab. The $5.3 million program first introduced in April gives house or enterprise house owners:

As much as $225 per digicam (price of digicam and tax solely) for a most of two cameras, or a complete $450 reimbursement.One yr of subscription prices for cloud-based video storage programs for a most of $150 per annual subscriptionUp to $100 per gentle for out of doors movement sensor lighting (price of sunshine and tax solely) for a most of two lights, or a complete $200 reimbursementUp to $50 per car GPS monitoring system (price system and tax solely) for a most of two units, or a complete $100 reimbursement One yr of subscription prices for GPS monitoring purposes as required to be used by the car GPS monitoring system producer as much as $120

Solely safety units bought on or after June 6 qualify for reimbursement. Candidates who full their software shall be reimbursed inside 90 days after approval. Set up prices of cameras, lighting, and GPS monitoring units aren’t eligible for reimbursement.

To be able to get the reimbursement, folks should register the units with the town’s file. It doesn’t give detectives or any metropolis official the power to entry digicam footage. For that, house owners should nonetheless give consent.

NEW: Any Chicagoan, enterprise proprietor, or anybody who owns/leases a car registered inside the metropolis will have the ability to obtain reimbursement from the Metropolis to cowl the prices of personal safety units to guard their property and really feel protected.

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— Chicago Group Security Coordination Heart(CSCC) (@ChiCommSafety) June 6, 2022

Candidates who’re considering aiding the Chicago Police Division throughout legal investigations have the choice to register their digicam system at

“Working with our communities throughout Chicago is the one method we are able to strengthen public security,” mentioned CPD Group Policing Director Glen Brooks. “By registering your digicam with CPD, it is going to assist detectives clear up crimes extra effectively and take violent offenders off the road faster.”

To be eligible for any qualifying rebates, the next necessities should be met:The applicant should be an proprietor or tenant of a property used as a major residence, enterprise, spiritual establishment, or nonprofit organizations inside Chicago or personal or lease a car registered to a major handle inside the metropolis. The applicant should present documentation that verifies proof of buy.The applicant should present picture documentation that verifies set up.

This system is first-come, first-serve, and open to residents and enterprise house owners all through Chicago. Lightfoot mentioned the town will accomplice with community-based organizations to distribute personal safety tools within the 15 communities which are thought of precedence primarily based on historic developments of violence:

Auburn GreshamAustinChicago LawnEast Garfield ParkEnglewoodGreater Grand CrossingHumboldt ParkNew CityNorth LawndaleRoselandSouth LawndaleSouth ShoreWest EnglewoodWest Garfield ParkWest Pullman

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