The Business Security Camera Program encourages businesses to purchase and install exterior cameras on commercial properties. The program seeks to increase safety for shoppers, residents, and employees.
The program offers two levels of funding:
- Citywide funding: Businesses citywide can receive up to 75% of the total eligible costs, as much as $3,000 for a single commercial property.
- Targeted Commercial Corridor funding: Businesses located in certain areas can receive up to 100% of the total eligible costs.
Businesses who use the program must register their cameras with the Philadelphia Police Department. This allows the police to contact the business to view footage in case of a crime. Registering your cameras on SafeCam takes only a few minutes and does not provide anyone with direct access to your cameras or video.
The Business Security Camera Program is a program of the Department of Commerce.