In an effort to help local business owners and not-for-profit organizations increase security at their property, Mayor Robert Restaino has launched a security camera rebate program to now include local not-for-profit incorporated organizations.
His office stated, “Various methods of deploying security cameras throughout the city will help improve public safety in the City of Niagara Falls. Along with the public safety aspects of the security camera program, Restaino said it is aimed at having economic development benefits, as well.”
As part of his plan to utilize the $57.2 million the city has received from the American Rescue Plan, Restaino has allocated $500,000 to reimburse businesses and now not-for-profit organizations who purchase and deploy security cameras.
“This launch is another step forward to assist with public safety in the City of Niagara Falls,” Restaino said. “If businesses would like to install more costly cameras, they certainly can do so, however, the reimbursement is capped at $700."
The city will need to ensure that the camera was installed and is operable before reimbursements would be made. In addition, in order to be eligible for the $700 rebate, the business or not-for-profit must sign an agreement indicating it will provide access, if needed, of camera footage to local law enforcement.
For more information or to obtain a security camera rebate program application, visit the city’s website at www.niagarafallsusa.org or contact the Department of Economic Development at 716-286-4482.