In 1752, Benjamin Franklin founded The Philadelphia Contributionship, Vector Security’s parent company and America’s “oldest successful property insurance company.”

The organization originally sought to protect policyholders’ homes from fire losses, but it has since grown its offerings to include a wide range of property and home insurance programs.

In 1982, the Philadelphia Contributionship acquired Vector Security to provide customers home and business security services. Three decades later, more than 270,000 homes in North America are protected by Vector Security solutions.

In honor of Independence Day, our team reflects on Vector Security’s American heritage and celebrates our successes through recent years.

A Commitment to History and Innovation

Vector Security actively works to uphold its long-developed reputation in safety, security, tradition and innovation. This requires a commitment to top-notch customer support, quality products, and services that meet customers’ evolving needs.

Below, we highlight three major milestones that represent how we’re bridging the gap between old-world customer service and new-age technology.

1. CloudControl™ Improves Video Solutions

In February 2014, Vector Security launched CloudControl video surveillance, enabling users to enjoy “HD image capture and mobile access to real-time IP video.”

Compared to traditional analog, cloud-based cameras broaden customers’ monitoring capabilities through remote multi-site viewing, event-based notifications and cross-device accessibility.

2. Homeowners Can Purchase Professional Security Online

Vector Security opened its Home Security Shop online in December 2014. The ecommerce site allows visitors to view three package offerings, with various add-on opportunities, to create a customized program that meets their home security needs. Once customers click-to-buy, their system is professionally installed and monitored to ensure ongoing support.

3. Vector Security Launches Mobile Application

Last month, Vector Security launched its home automation and mobile security app for smartphones, tablets and smart watches. Powered by, the app allows Vector Security customers to control and monitor their smart home devices, from lights to locks and energy management, on one platform. With “spending on smart home systems and services in the U.S. to hit $18B in 2014,” this new app matches the growing demand for smart home centralization and control.

Benjamin Franklin wouldn’t recognize the span of offerings by The Philadelphia Contributionship and its associated companies today. From cloud video to ecommerce sales, Vector Security is committed to staying ahead, while upholding the company’s root values in protecting people and property through intelligent security solutions.

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