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.

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

Earth Day Conservation!
Posted on April 26th, 2013

Being a green company, we believe that every day is Earth Day, and our green thinking has rubbed off on our team! To celebrate Earth Day we asked a couple of our team members to share what they do to help Mother Earth. Here is what they had to say!

Posted in About VinTech, Environmental/ Going Green, Just For Fun

Burglary Prevention for You!
Posted on April 12th, 2013

Sgt. Jason Clark with the Chicago 19th District presents 10 tips on how to protect your home:

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

The Benefits of Having Mulitple Access Codes For Your Security System
Posted on March 14th, 2013

Most clients do not know that there are many ways to utilize your access code that will make your system more secure.

Posted in About VinTech, Intrusion/Burglar Alarm

10 Tips to Prevent Employee Theft
Posted on March 12th, 2013

“The FBI calls employee theft the fastest growing crime in America, and the majority of these cases happen in companies with fewer than 100 employees. In another alarming statistic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75 percent of employees steal at least once, and half of them steal repeatedly.” The total cost of employee theft is costing businesses $200 billion a year.

Posted in CCTV, Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Retail Theft

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

Security Camera Smashing Contest?
Posted on May 9th, 2013

We were appalled to recently discover a group called Earth First! has created a contest encouraging citizens to smash and destroy security cameras. Earth First! is ”a self-proclaimed direct action “radical environmental” group formed in 1979 by some former lobbyists for the Wilderness Society and Friends of the Earth, both mainstream environmental groups, who were disillusioned with mainstream environmentalist tactics.”

Posted in CCTV, News/ Chicago News, Security News

Surveillance Solves the Case…Again!
Posted on April 25th, 2013

As a nation, we never quite think humans are capable of such malicious inhumanity against one another until another gruesome attack happens in our country. This past week we all mourned the 3 lives lost and the 180 injured victims of the Boston Marathon. We extend our sincere condolences for the families who have lost a loved one, and others whose lives are forever changed.

Posted in CCTV, International News

VinTech Celebrates 7 Years in Business
Posted on March 14th, 2013

Posted in About VinTech

You’re Invited to a FREE Real Burglary Workshop!
Posted on February 22nd, 2013

Ever wanted to ask a real burglar a question? Or maybe you just want to hear what their motives are and what neighborhoods they target? Now you can! Come on out to a FREE workshop hosted by the 19th District Community Policing Office with a panel of former burglars. This exciting event will take place on March 27th, 2013 at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Olson Auditorium, 836 W. Wellington. 

Posted in CAPS, Chicago Security, Crime Prevention, Just For Fun