What functions does your TV serve? If you’re anything like me, it serves many purposes. It’s where your family comes together to enjoy shows and relax after a long day of work or school, it’s where you can escape from reality for even just a half an hour, it can be the center piece when you invite friends over to watch a football game, and it can be where you get all your news and information so you can start or end the day informed about the world around you. Maybe you just use it to entertain your pets while you’re away. All those things being said, your TV can be kind of important, but it can also present a couple of problems as well.
These might not be problems you even thought existed or knew they did but didn’t think there was really anything that could be done about them. The problem with the TV is two-fold. Firstly, a TV can be kind of an eye sore when compared to the rest of your home décor. I hate the idea of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars redecorating my house only to have my big black flat screen TV stand out like a sore thumb. Try as you might, it’s extremely difficult to get a television to blend seamlessly into the background of the rest of your house. You could try hanging it on the wall, but then it’s just a black square on the wall. You could try to put it inside an entertainment center, but then you have a large boxy structure taking up valuable floor and wall space. There’s not a whole lot that can be done about it; it’s always there and always visible.
It’s visibility not only creates an aesthetic problem, it can also create a security problem. TV’s are high value targets for property crimes. Property crimes are high-volume crimes, with cash, electronics, power tools, cameras, and jewelry often targeted. “Hot products” tend to be items that are concealable, removable, available, valuable, and enjoyable, with an ease of “disposal” being the most important characteristic. When a burglary does occur, more often then not, the intruders are after high-end electronic goods. Just take a look at the statistics!
What gets stolen
% from BCS 2009/10
Televisions and electronics are the easiest to steal and offer the biggest return. Your beautiful TV is more than likely #1 on their list of items. This is especially true if your living room is visible from the road and your TV is prominently displayed. Of course, there’s always this option.
SuretyCAM already offers the best and most affordable security systems on the market to protect your home and loved ones, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Thankfully, suretyCAM offers a solution to both of these problems, killing two birds with one stone. SuretyCAM now offers mirrored televisions. A mirrored television takes your preexisting flat screen television and turns it into a work of art while making it difficult for burglars to spot. The way a mirror TV works is by taking your flat screen television and placing it within a frame and specially designed mirror. The results are a TV with excellent picture quality while it’s on, and a decorative mirror while it’s off. And with 1200 different frame styles to choose from, there’s bound to be something that will match your interior decorating.
Also, if you’re looking to get a new TV, can also offer complete units that are already assembled and ready to hang on the wall with the television and frame of your choice. The complete systems use a model television that can sync up with your WiFi connection and can be controlled by most WiFi devices. I actually had a client who did not have a security alarm and whose house was broken into. They were robbed completely but the TV was left on the wall because the intruders just thought it was a mirror hanging on the wall. At least for me, that was pretty impressive to hear.
We’re really excited to start offering this product. I love to see when artistic design and functionality come to together and these mirrored televisions definitely do that. Below are some examples of the different frame styles available. Give us a call and see how you can get a Mirror TV!