VinTech Journal

Welcome to our personal journal where you can read the latest articles and news stories that concern your family's safety with insights and suggestions on why home and corporate security is important.


Parking Lot CCTV Fail
Posted on January 3rd, 2014

A reckless driver was captured on surveillance camera crashing into 3 cars (for no apparent reason) and taking off at a railway station parking lot in England.

Posted in CCTV

Our Client is Recognized for his Vietnam Service
Posted on December 5th, 2013

Mr. Howard Chun posing for a portrait. Photo credit: DNAinfo: Josh McGhee

Posted in Chinese, Client News

Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Posted on November 12th, 2013

We’ve previously talked about very common reasons that set your smoke detector off, but what about if you don’t have one, or it’s not working? Many homes do not have functioning smoke detectors. A smoke detector is a small, inexpensive device that can save your family’s life.

Posted in Safety Tips

Client Satisfaction Survey- We Appreciate Your Feedback!
Posted on October 21st, 2013

We value our client’s opinions! Let us hear your voice! If you have a moment, please take our short survey. It should only take 1-2 minutes of your time.

Posted in Just For Fun

School Surveillance Cameras- Privacy vs Security
Posted on September 13th, 2013

Recently, a mother stepped forward in Plano, TX to speak out about bullying and hazing since her child was sexually assaulted in the boy’s locker room. She approached the police, leading to an investigation and criminal charges for 5 teenage boys. The school has since increased their security measures, with more supervision and more security cameras in public areas. Obviously security cameras can NOT be placed in private locations in a school, such as restrooms and locker rooms, but more schools are opting for the use of surveillance cameras in public areas. From the National Center for Education Statistics, it is reported that a whopping “84 percent of high schools, 73 percent of middle schools, and 51 percent of primary schools reported that they used security cameras to monitor their schools.” Surveillance cameras used in schools help to monitor vandalism, theft, and who is entering or leaving the campus. They can also help to deter bullying, hazing and violent behavior.¬†In rare occurences, the use of cameras can aid in quickly locking down the school in the case of an emergency. Pictured below is a surveillance still from the tragic Columbine school shooting in 1999.

Posted in CCTV, Crime Prevention

Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees: Why Security Cameras Make Sense
Posted on August 1st, 2013

Click on through our slideshow to read the latest statistics about shoplifters, dishonest employees, and why it’s costing businesses big bucks!

Posted in Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Retail Theft

VinTech Recognized with Fast 50 Award
Posted on July 18th, 2013



Posted in About VinTech

Summer Security Precautions
Posted on June 7th, 2013

As the weather warms up, our tendencies to relax and leave windows and doors open increases. This habit is especially detrimental when burglars are lurking, since burglars know this is their easy way in!

Posted in Chicago Security, Intrusion/Burglar Alarm, Loss Prevention, Safety Tips, Security Tips

19th District Police Appreciation Day- June 14th
Posted on May 29th, 2013

The 19th District Steering Committee is hosting the Annual Police Appreciation Day on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the station at 850 W. Addison. On this day residents, businesses and community groups come together to show their gratitude to the staff of the new combined 19th District Police for Police Appreciation Day.

Posted in CAPS, Chicago News, Chicago Security, Just For Fun

A Stranger’s Gonna Knock You Out?
Posted on December 13th, 2013

A dangerous new street game is sweeping popular cities called “knockout”. Participants in the game sucker punch unknowing victims on the street, and capture it on video. The footage is then posted to social media sites and Youtube, where participants in the game gain points for views and clicks.

Posted in Chicago News, News/ Chicago News, Safety Tips

CAPS Season’s Greetings for Safety
Posted on November 28th, 2013

The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy has great tips to protect yourself and your home from thieves this holiday season.

Posted in CAPS, Crime Prevention, Safety Tips, Security Tips

Vintage Mugshots Are Really Intriguing!
Posted on October 24th, 2013

We stumbled upon these vintage mugshots taken in the 1920s, and despite the pictures being of criminals of their time, you have to appreciate the early photography, and historical significance. What’s fascinating is how we have changed as a nation, some arrests accounting for acts that are now legal, such as selling liquor.

Posted in Just For Fun

A New Theft Scam That You Haven’t Heard Of!
Posted on October 10th, 2013

Owning a business is tough enough without having to worry about creative thieves. Currently there are 2 offenses that are going unnoticed, until it is too late.

Posted in Chicago Security, Retail Theft

3 Big Reasons Security Cameras Work for Your Business
Posted on September 6th, 2013

Check out our latest slideshare below!

Posted in CCTV, Chicago Security

Golden Country Oriental Foods Testimonial Video
Posted on July 29th, 2013

Check out our latest testimonial video, featuring Mr. Lee with Golden Country Oriental Foods.

Posted in About VinTech

How Cool are Panoramic Security Cameras?
Posted on June 27th, 2013

Ever watched a story on the news where footage from the victim’s security camera was released, and find yourself squinting at your TV screen, trying to figure out what you’re exactly looking at? And perhaps like me, you find yourself yelling at the TV, asking why the footage is so awful and indiscernible. It may be time for a upgrade.

Posted in CCTV, Chicago Security, Security Tips

Burglars’ “Hairy” Heist
Posted on June 13th, 2013

You would probably guess that burglars are looking for iPhones, cash, and jewelry, but would you also think of human hair?!

Posted in CCTV, Chicago News, Chicago Security, Crime Prevention, Just For Fun, Loss Prevention, Retail Theft

Tornado & Severe Weather Tips
Posted on May 24th, 2013

Here in the Midwest, we must be alert and prepared for tornado season starting in April and continuing through June.

Posted in News/ Chicago News, Safety Tips