The Camera Rebate Program, coordinated by the Office of Councilmember Pam Foley (City Council District 9) and administered by the Parks Foundation, creates a rebate for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions, located in San Jose City Council District 9, to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with the San José Police Department (SJPD). The program provides a rebate of up to $100 per address based on the actual cost of the camera), if the camera is less than $100, the rebate will cover the cost of the camera. The rebate is exclusively for the cost of the camera(s) including any applicable tax. The rebate does not include installation, additional storage, accessories, or any cameras that are purchased, but not installed on the exterior of the property. Rebates will be given only for the cameras that are installed on the exterior of the property (i.e., if you purchase four cameras for $500 but install only three on outside, you are eligible to receive $100 (1 rebate per address). If you have purchased your camera system on an installment plan, submit your application when it is paid in full.
This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. Please review the following information and if you have additional questions, please contact the program at http://www.sjpd.org/_forms/cameraregistrationfaqs.asp or If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (408) 277-4133.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The camera system must have been purchased and installed on the property after July 1, 2019 and before all available funds are expended. The camera must be registered with the San José Police Department. Only one security camera system per property address is eligible. Security camera systems must monitor the exterior of the registered building. Applicants will be required to verify installation of the system (see application for complete details).
Camera System Specifications
Security camera systems shall meet minimum technical and video quality specifications below, and must retain video footage for at least forty-eight (48) hours. Some systems may require the purchase of cloud-based storage plans. The cost of these plans are not reimbursable. All cameras must monitor the exterior of the residence/building and be weather proof. If installing a camera outdoors, we strongly recommend purchasing a camera that is designed for the outdoors as opposed to modifying one designed for indoor use.
Frames per Second
250 GB per camera
2.5 TB per camera
125 GB per camera
350 GB per camera
Applicants must be an owner or tenant of a property that is used as a residence, business, nonprofit, or religious institution located in San José Council District 9. Applicants who are tenants must provide documentation from the property owner approving the installation of the security camera system on the property.
By participating in this program, the Applicant acknowledges that he or she will not use the security camera for any unlawful or harassing purposes and will comply with all applicable building and electrical code requirements.
To apply for a rebate complete the following three steps.
Step 1: Purchase and install the camera(s) monitoring the exterior of your property.
Step 3: Complete the Camera Rebate Program Application.
Do not submit your application until the cameras are installed on the property and registered with the San José Police Department (SJPD). You must answer all questions in the application and provide proof of purchase of cameras that details the number and cost of cameras purchased, and demonstrates payment made.
Upon submission of a complete application, you will receive an e-mail from the office of Councilmember Pam Foley, (San Jose City Council District 9) acknowledging successful submission of the application.