FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Riviera Beach CRA Installs the First Riviera Beach Area Smart Home Tool Kits
December 28, 2020, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Safety is an important factor in families choosing where they want to live. Smart Home coordinates and delivers items in a package that enhances safety for families in our community. A clean and safety strategy in neighborhoods is a proven way to encourage communities to work together as a team. Our goals are to increase safety and security, by reducing and preventing crime, and enhancing the Neighborhood Watch Program experience.
The resident or homeowner who applies for this program must live in the Riviera Beach CRA District, have internet service and a smartphone, willing to be an active participant in the installation of the service, and an active member of the Neighborhood Watch Program. Once the resident has completed the application and deemed eligible for the tool kit, they will receive free:
- Exterior Motion Sensor Lights – Strategically placed lighting makes your home more secure against burglars.
- Smoke Detector – Provided by our partnership with the Red Cross to supply the smoke detectors and the Riviera Beach Fire Department to help with installation.
- SmartWater – A traceable liquid applied to deter theft and identify offenders for prosecution.
- Ring Doorbell – Detects motion when people come to your home and notifies you on your smartphone
- Uniform Address Numbers – Code-compliant house numbers to enhance visibility for safety personnel.
- Yard/Window Signage – Visible deterrent to discourage burglars.
We are happy to partner with the American Red Cross for this program as they have donated over 100 smoke alarms to Riviera Beach CRA residents, plus fire escape planning materials, home fire checklists and more. These items will be given to them when all items are installed. The Riviera Beach Fire Department has also donated their time to this project as they will be assisting with installation of all smoke alarms and testing them to make sure they are ready to be used.
We are accepting new applications for this program online at www.rbcra.com. You can also pick up a paper copy at the Riviera Beach CRA office at 2001 Broadway, Suite 300 Riviera Beach, FL 33404 or at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center at 190 East 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404.
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.
The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.