Security Cameras

Ring in the holiday with Ring Video Doorbells: In 2020, Midtown Action Council is partnering with Ring to provide residents of Midtown Harrisburg with a special discount to purchase a new video doorbell to enhance neighborhood security. MAC is donating $3,000 from proceeds raised as part of our larger security camera initiative. Ring has agreed to match our contribution. Under the program, which starts in the new year, Ring will directly provide 60 unique subsidy codes to residents with a $100 discount off the sale price for one of the video products at checkout.

Why 2020? Why not now?

Simply put: The discounts Ring is offering on many of its products either match or surpass what we can offer, based on models. So if you’re thinking about a home security system, now is the time. If you wait and miss the Christmas deals, MAC still has you covered into the New Year. Look for more details about how to obtain the subsidy code and make a purchase in 2020, when MAC sponsors its annual community dinner around Martin Luther King Day.


THANK YOU to all those who donated to MAC’s security camera initiative. As of January 2018, MAC has raised nearly $10,000 — well above our matching responsibility — for installation of the infrastructure to place the first security camera. Thank you, Neighbors! Because of your generosity and interest in enhancing Historic Midtown, proceeds raised above the required match will be placed in a special fund to support the installation of additional cameras in the future.

You can continue support the effort by visiting our GoFundMe page here:

Or, send your contributions by mail. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made to Midtown Action Council, 1230 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

AS BACKGROUND: In August 2017, MAC received a $15,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to help finance an extension of the wireless video surveillance system, jointly operated by Dauphin County and the city, into Harrisburg’s Historic Midtown neighborhood. The project also includes installation of the first camera on the extended network. [READ THE RELEASE HERE.] Prior to installation, MAC must raise in matching funds.

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