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D9 Camera Rebate Program

Rebate Program Description

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)

Requirements

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.

Digital Cameras

Minimum
Specifications

Recommended
Specifications

Camera Resolution

1 Megapixel

3 Megapixel

Screen Resolution

1280x720

2048x1536

Video Quality

Standard

High

Frames per Second

5

15

Storage Requirements

250 GB per camera

2.5 TB per camera

 

Analog Cameras

Minimum
Specifications

Recommended
Specifications

Screen Resolution

640X480

640X480

Frames per Second

5

15

Storage Requirements

125 GB per camera

350 GB per camera

 

Restrictions

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.

Application

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 2: Register your camera system with SJPD at http://www.sjpd.org/_forms/cameraregistrationfaqs.asp. Make sure to request to receive an email copy at registration. After completing this form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the email address noreply@sanjoseca.gov. Please save this email as you will need to submit it as part of your rebate application. Check your junk mail or spam folder if you do not receive this email in your inbox. Contact us District9@sanjoseca.gov  if you haven’t received the confirmation e-mail within 4 hours of submitting your registration. After submitting your registration, you must proceed to Step 3 and complete the rebate application. 

Step 3: Complete the Camera Rebate Application.

  • You will need an electronic copy of your sales receipt and proof of completed registration with the SJPD Camera Registry Program (CRP)

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.  

Note: It may take up to 45 working days to issue your rebate provided your application is complete and approved.