Residents of Shreveport and Caddo Parish have a chance to snag a free security camera for your home.

The Caddo Parish Doorbell Camera Program will begin accepting applications on Monday, March 14.

The goal of this program is to help battle crime across the parish.

Citizens who qualify will be able to get one doorbell camera including the installation. You will also get a one-year monitoring subscription.

Who Qualifies for a Free Camera?

The program is first come, first serve and is open to Caddo Parish residents who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Caddo Parish and at least 18 years old
  • Household annual gross income (before taxes and deductions) must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Must agree to register with the Shreveport Real Time Crime Center to allow law enforcement access to camera footage
  • Must possess a working Wi-Fi internet connection and own a mobile device to operate doorbell camera app
  • Not already own a doorbell camera device

The Caddo Parish Commission has set aside $100,000 for the purchase and installation of the doorbell cameras.

“This program is designed to give citizens and law enforcement an additional tool to help mitigate crime,” said Caddo Parish Commissioner Stormy Gage-Watts. “The Caddo Parish Commission is committed to public safety and to protecting quality of life, and this program will aid in those endeavors and helping to provide peace of mind to our citizens,” said Gage-Watts.

To be considered, please click here to fill out a program application.  The online application will be available beginning March 14.

How Many Cameras Will Be Available for Caddo Residents?

This will depend on the model selected and the monthly subscription costs. But the typical camera costs between $100 and $200 dollars. The monthly cost ranges from $3 for a Ring Camera to $12 a month for a Nest Camera. The $100,000 would fund 700 of the cheapest model cameras along with the basic monthly subscription of $3 a month for the first year which is included with this program.

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