Apply for the new CCTV Home Rebate

Our new CCTV Home Rebate program aims to increase safety and a sense of security amongst our community. Under the program, residents can receive a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the total cost of their new or upgraded CCTV system, to a maximum of $500. Residents can enhance their home security while saving money by taking advantage of this opportunity.

If you hold a WA Senior's Card or Pensioner's Concession Card please apply through the Senior's Security Rebate

Am I eligible for the CCTV Home Rebate?

To be eligible for this voluntary, opt-in rebate, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Their residential home is located within the City of Cockburn
  • They are the property owner, an authorised agent, or a tenant with the property owner's signed consent
  • Have not received funding through the Senior's Security Rebate
  • Meet the minimum technical requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions
  • CCTV locations must be registered on the WA Police Cam-Map database
  • CCTV must be positioned to overlook the road, footpath, front verge, or any other public area. Rear properties or those with limited views of public areas are not eligible.
The WA Police CAM-MAP is a database of all registered CCTV systems in WA. This database assists WA Police in investigating incidents and improving community safety.

What does the CCTV home rebate cover?

Residents can receive a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the total cost of their CCTV system, to a maximum of $500. So if you paid $800 for a CCTV system, you would be eligible for $400 funding from the City.
 
The rebate covers newly installed fixed wired CCTV systems and upgrades to existing ones if they meet the minimum technical requirements specified in the application form.

How do I apply?

To apply for the CCTV Home Rebate, please follow the steps below:
  1. Read the Terms and Conditions
  2. Read the application instructions
  3. Obtain quotes from licensed security installers (we recommend three quotes)
  4. Fill out the ‘Pre-Eligibility Form’  and include your quotes
  5. If you are eligible, the City will send you an email confirming this. Proceed to the next step.
  6. Inform your chosen licenced security installer of the minimal technical requirements, as outlined in the Terms and Conditions
  7. Install and pay for your CCTV system using your company of choice
  8. Complete the online WA Police Cam-Map Form with the details of your CCTV system and property location. Save the confirmation email that you will receive from WA Police.
  9. Complete the final application form via the link sent to you with your eligibility confirmation email within 60 days of receiving this email. Include:
    1. CCTV details
    2. Receipt of payment
    3. Items 7, 8 and 9 of the Terms and Conditions
    4. Confirmation email from WA Police Cam-Map system
Funding from the City will be electronically transferred to the nominated account on the Application Form within six to eight weeks. The City will contact you if we require more information.

Complete the Pre-eligibility Form

FAQ

Can I install my own CCTV?
No. CCTV systems must be provided and installed by a registered business with a security agents' licence number.
 
Where do I register my CCTV?
CCTV locations must be registered on the WA Police CAM-MAP database which contains all registered CCTV systems in WA. This database assists WA Police to investigate incidents and improve community safety. Register via WA Police Cam-Map.
 
Why do I need to register my CCTV with WA Police?
The database supports WA Police in locating CCTV cameras during investigations. Additionally, it can be utilised by emergency services and public security organisations to enhance their response capabilities in emergency situations. 

 
What if I refuse to provide CCTV footage to WA Police?
According to the Terms and Conditions, if the requested CCTV footage is not provided to WA Police, the City reserves the right to recover any payments made to the applicant.
I have an existing CCTV system. Can I apply for the rebate?
No. 
A pre-eligiblity form must be completed prior to installing the system to secure funding.
If I have an old CCTV system installed, can I upgrade it and claim the rebate?
Yes, if all conditions are met.
Can I use the rebate to install CCTV cameras inside and outside my home?
Yes, if the outside cameras face public space including overlooking a road, footpath, front verge or any other public areas.
I’ve paid $800 for a CCTV system. Can I claim the full $500 rebate?
No. Your rebate is up to 50 per cent of the total cost of the product and installation costs, up to a maximum of $500. In this instance you would be eligible for a $400 rebate from the City.
Cost of CCTV ($) Rebate from the City ($)
600 300
800 400
1,000 500
1,500 500
2,000 500

 
What if I’m a senior card holder?
The City offers a Senior’s Security Rebate to senior card holders which includes not only CCTV, but other measures such as roller shutters and security screens. Visit our Senior's Security Rebate page
Is there a brand of CCTV system you suggest buying and where should I buy it?
The choice is entirely yours, allowing you to select an option that suits your budget. We cannot endorse one brand over another. However, it is important to note that the system must be provided and installed (hard wired) by a registered security company holding a security agents' licence.
What quality of CCTV should I buy?

The CCTV system needs to fulfill the face recognition (50 per cent) criteria set by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) Resolution Test Chart within a range of 10 meters from the public-facing camera. A copy of the Resolution Test Chart can be downloaded from Australia and New Zealand police recommendations for CCTV systems (nla.gov.au).

The public-facing camera of the CCTV system must meet the following minimum technical requirements:
a. 4-megapixel resolution
b. Continuous recording capability for at least 30 days
c. Ability to function at night
d. Must be a hardwired camera.

Why can’t I install a wireless CCTV system to receive this rebate?

Although wireless CCTV systems offer advantages such as easy installation and portability, it's important to consider several disadvantages:

  • They rely on a continuous internet connection, and any interruptions can lead to loss of footage
  • The signal range of wireless systems is limited
  • There is a potential risk of hacking, allowing unauthorised individuals to access your footage
  • Forgetting to recharge the batteries can make the cameras non-functional.
I live in Cockburn but own a property in another council. Can I claim the CCTV rebate for that property?
No. The CCTV must be installed in the City of Cockburn.

If you live in another council but own a property in Cockburn, you can claim the CCTV Home Rebate if all conditions are met.
I have moved into a rental and the previous tenant applied for the rebate but took the system with them. Can I claim for the same property?
Yes, if all the conditions are met and you have written approval from the homeowner or property manager before applying.
 
I live in a rear property. Can I apply for the CCTV home rebate?
No. Rear properties in developments, or properties with limited views of public areas are not eligible for funding.
 
Am I guaranteed the CCTV rebate if I qualify?
The City does not guarantee that a rebate can be offered to all applicants if the allocated budget is fully utilised before the end of the financial year.
I claimed the rebate at a previous property and have moved into new premises. Can I claim it again?
Yes, but only if you are not claiming for the items purchased from the previous property and the conditions are followed.

 
Can I apply for the Cockburn CCTV rebate if my rates are in arrears?
No, applicants must not have any outstanding debts with the City.
 
Are businesses in Cockburn eligible for the CCTV home rebate?
This rebate is for residential properties only. Businesses will be taken into consideration in the future.
 
Can I go with a quote that is different to the one I submitted for pre-approval?
Yes, if you find a better deal or would like to go with a different provider, you are welcome. Your system still needs to meet all of the requirements and Terms and Conditions of the CCTV Home Rebate.
 
How do I send my CCTV footage to the City?
Ask your licenced security installer to show you how to use your system and how to get the footage. When you take the five second video, you can upload it to the City via the final application form. 

 
Why do I need to give the City a five second video from my CCTV?
Part of the Terms and Conditions is to provide CCTV footage to the WA Police when requested. The City needs to know that you can use your CCTV system and get footage from it.
 
What is a licensed security installer and where do I find one?
A security installer is someone who holds a class two licence and is paid to install, maintain or repair items of security equipment. 
WA Police hold a list of all current licence holders. When approaching CCTV installers, please ask for their security license number. 

Terms and Conditions

1. This CCTV rebate program is available to residential properties only
2. This rebate program is applicable to either new installed systems, or upgrades to improve the quality of an existing system to meet the minimum technical requirements
3. CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) must be provided and installed in the City of Cockburn by a registered business with a Security Agents Licence Number
4. The CCTV system must be registered with WA Police Cam-Map
5. CCTV must include a public angle field of view overlooking the road, footpath, front verge, or any other applicable public area. Rear properties, or properties with limited fields of view of a public area, are not eligible for funding
6. The public facing camera of the CCTV system must meet the following minimum technical requirements:
a. 30 days constant recording
b. Hard wired
c. Night capable
7. The CCTV system must meet the Face Recognition (50 per cent) requirement of the Australia and New Zealand Police Recommendations for CCTV Systems Resolution Test Chart within 10 metres of the public facing camera
8. Applicants must submit a statement from their security installer that shows the technical specifications of their CCTV system
9. Applicants must provide a 5 second video clip from their CCTV system showing the public camera angle and resolution test chart from 10m
10. CCTV systems must be installed and the funding application form completed in full and submitted no more than two months after funding approval. If a form is not received by the City within this timeframe, your details will be removed from the program and funding may no longer be available in this financial year
11. The City will rebate half of the total cost of the CCTV system, up to $500 per project.
12. One application per project, per financial year will be considered. Repeat applications for the same project will not be considered.
13. This CCTV rebate application cannot be applied for in conjunction with the City of Cockburn’s Senior Security Rebate for the installation of CCTV systems.
14. Applicants must maintain the CCTV system in working order for at least 12 months. Failure to do so will result in the City seeking to retrieve any payments it has made to the applicant
15. The operator of the CCTV system must agree to provide footage to WA Police Force when requested. Failure to do so will result in the City seeking to retrieve any payments it has made to the applicant
16. Applicants must not have a current outstanding debt with the City
17. Local, State, and Federal Government properties are not eligible for funding
18. The City reserves the right to cancel the rebate arrangements at any time prior to allocating the funding if any of the terms or conditions have not been met to the satisfaction of the City. The City will not be liable for any cost incurred by the applicant
19. The City will review all applications against existing approved applications in the same street section
20. The City provides no guarantee that a rebate can be provided to all applicants
21. Allocating funding to a project remains at the discretion of the City.
 

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