In an effort to address neighborhood crime, the Baltimore City Council is considering a bill to incentivize city residents to install home surveillance cameras and to share the footage with the police department.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
Councilman Eric Costello introduced legislation this week that would give residents a rebate of up to $150 if they install a system such as Ring or Nest. In return, people would have to sign up for the police department’s CitiWatch Community Partnership program, a registry that contains information about where there are private surveillance systems and who owns them.
The proposed rebate would especially help incentivize use and relieve cost burdens in less affluent parts of the city as these home security cameras can cost a few hundred dollars.
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