Karratha subsidy scheme to up the ante on home security

Alicia PereraPilbara News
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long hopes more residents will invest in home security devices, such as CCTV cameras, with the roll-out of a new subsidy scheme.
Camera IconCity of Karratha Mayor Peter Long hopes more residents will invest in home security devices, such as CCTV cameras, with the roll-out of a new subsidy scheme. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Residents will be incentivised to install security devices in their homes under an upcoming City of Karratha rebate scheme aimed at reducing crime in the community.

The security subsidy scheme, approved by council in December, will allow residents to claim back up to 50 per cent or $200 of the cost of installing CCTV cameras, security lighting or home alarm systems from March 1.

Mayor Peter Long said the local government was committed to helping prevent crime.

“Community safety is a shared responsibility and a priority for council,” he said.

“In response to community concerns, council has endorsed a scheme, which allows eligible residents to claim up to $200 towards the cost of installing security.

“Products available under the scheme will further assist with crime prevention and may assist police to identify and prosecute offenders.”

The idea of a local government rebate on security equipment was first raised at a community meeting about crime in October, where it received a positive response.

All residential properties will be eligible for the subsidy, though people in rental properties will require approval from the owner.

Each property will be limited to one application.

The scheme will be delivered under the Safer Communities Partnership and will be subject to a review in 18 months time.

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