In a WA first, the City of Kwinana has partnered with WA Police to provide $50 rebates when local businesses and residents register existing functioning CCTV systems with Cam-Map WA.
Cam-Map WA is a secure database that shows the locations of voluntarily registered CCTV systems across WA.
The City of Kwinana is the first to partner with WA Police to provide rebates for local Cam-Map registrations, Mayor Carol Adams said.
“The City of Kwinana's CCTV rebate scheme aims to increase the number of privately-owned CCTV cameras registered through the WA Police Cam-Map system to provide additional intelligence in the investigation and prevention of crime," Mayor Adams said.
“This will also increase the level of communication and reporting from the community to WA Police.
“To support this, the City is providing rebates of $50 for local businesses and residents that register their existing CCTV camera with Cam-Map WA."
Other Local Governments, like Karratha, have offered rebates for new CCTV systems while encouraging registrations with Cam-Map WA, but this is the first time rebates have been offered to incentivise the registration of existing CCTV systems.
The Cam-Map WA platform allows businesses and home owners to self-register the location of their CCTV system onto a secure database which is operated by the Western Australian Police Force.
The knowledge obtained from knowing the locations of installed CCTV systems will support WA Police in investigations and ultimately enhance public safety within the community.
Police will contact the resident or business owner for footage should an incident occur.
To check eligibility and to learn how to register, visit CCTV Registration Rebates