New Chicago Home and Business Protection Rebate Program Will Pay For Home & Business Security Systems | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Chicago announced details about the new Home and Business Protection Rebate Program this week. This program will provide up to $1,020 in reimbursements for people who purchase security cameras and a year of video storage, as well as outdoor lights and GPS trackers for their cars.

This program is part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for public safety throughout the city of Chicago, and it aims to make residents feel more safe.

The city will provide reimbursement for:

  • Up to $225 per camera (cost of camera and tax only) for a maximum of 2 cameras, or a total $450 reimbursement
    • One year of subscription costs for cloud-based video storage systems for a maximum of $150 per annual subscription
  • Up to $100 per light (cost of light and tax only) for a maximum of 2 lights, or a total $200 reimbursement
  • Up to $50 per vehicle GPS tracking device (cost device and tax only) for a maximum of 2 devices, or a total $100 reimbursement
    • One year of subscription costs for GPS tracking applications as required for use by the vehicle GPS tracking device manufacturer up to $120.

To be eligible:

  1. Applicants must be an owner or tenant of a property used as a primary residence, business, religious institution or nonprofit organizations within the City of Chicago OR own or lease a vehicle registered to a primary address within the City of Chicago.
  2. The applicant must provide documentation that verifies proof of purchase.
  3. The applicant must provide photo documentation that verifies installation.

To apply for a reimbursement or for more information, click here.