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.


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

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

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

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