Home and Business Protection Program

The City's Home and Business Protection Program (HBPP) helps Chicago residents and business owners obtain tools needed to protect their property and feel safe.

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Home & Business Protection Program LogoThere are two ways for people to obtain private security devices through the Home and Business Protection Program:

HBPP Rebate Application

Chicago residents and businesses who have obtained security device(s) on or after 6/6/2022, can apply for reimbursement.

HBPP Income-Based Application

Eligible Chicago residents can receive security devices at no cost based on their income.


You can check your application status online. You will need the following information:

  • Submission ID number
  • Email address

Optional Camera Registration with CPD

Applicants who are interested in aiding the Chicago Police Department (CPD) during criminal investigations have the  option  to register their camera system at chicagopolice.org/cameraregistration.

Registration of the camera system location with CPD is NOT required to obtain devices through the City's Home and Business Protection Program.

For residents who decide to register their cameras, CPD will not have direct access to the camera system and cannot access camera footage without consent. By registering, residents simply allow CPD to request camera footage in the event of a crime. Residents reserve the right to refuse access to camera footage at all times.

Other ways to receive security devices

In addition to the rebate and income-based applications that are open to anyone who lives or operates a business in Chicago, the City will partner with community-based organizations to distribute private security equipment at no-cost in the communities experiencing higher levels of violence. More information will be provided once the organizations and schedule of distribution events are confirmed.

  • Auburn Gresham​
  • Austin​
  • Chicago Lawn​
  • East Garfield Park
  • Englewood
  • Greater Grand Crossing
  • Humboldt Park
  • New City
  • North Lawndale
  • Roseland
  • South Lawndale
  • South Shore
  • West Englewood
  • West Garfield Park
  • West Pullman

Additional Information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (312) 742-3317.

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