D.C. launches program that offers rebates for security cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington has launched a program to provide rebates for the installation of a security camera system on the outside of buildings.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the start of the program in a news release Wednesday. She says the program will help deter crime and help police with investigations.

The program has a budget of $500,000. Rebates will be issued so long as funding is available.

The cameras must be registered with the police. Security cameras purchased and installed after Sept. 22, 2015 are eligible for the program. During the first months of the program, only addresses within priority police service areas can submit rebate applications. After Aug. 1, cameras installed anywhere in the District are eligible.

The priority PSAs are:
• MPD First District: PSAs 104, 105, 107 and 108;
• MPD Second District: PSAs 202, 207 and 208;
• MPD Third District: PSAs 302, 303 and 305;
• MPD Fourth District: PSAs 402, 403, 405 and 409;
• MPD Fifth District: All PSAs;
• MPD Sixth District: PSAs 602, 603, 604 and 608; and
• MPD Seventh District: All PSAs

To identify the PSA of a property address, visit this page.

The program provides a rebate of:
• Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a residential building, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address; and
• Up to $200 of the purchase price per camera installed on the exterior of a business, commercial, nonprofit, or religious institution with a maximum rebate of up to $750 per address.

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