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BrickHouse Security is the industry's premier supplier of security and surveillance solutions. As a recognized authority in GPS tracking, hidden cameras, cell phone/PC monitoring, video surveillance and counter surveillance, we help our customers use technology to get the clarity they need. We proudly serve consumers, businesses of all sizes and the law enforcement community. When you need to know, BrickHouse has the answers.

Passive GPS devices store GPS location, speed, heading that can be quickly downloaded from the device onto your computer. The device is sometimes triggered by an event such as key on/off, door open/closed. Passive GPS is commonly used with fleet management and vehicle tracking where GPS data only needs to be harvested once in awhile rather than in real-time. Once the vehicle returns to a predetermined point, the device is removed and the data downloaded to a computer for evaluation. On the other hand, active GPS devices also collect the same information but usually transmit the data in real-time via cellular or satellite networks to a computer or data center for evaluation.

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OS

OS stands for Operating System, which is the system that runs a computer, communicating between individual applications and hardware.  Some examples are Windows XP and Windows 7 from Microsoft, OSX from Apple, and Linux which is open source.

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A Nanny Cam, or Nanny Camera, is a hidden video camera that has been secretly installed within a common household object. A nanny cam is usually used to secretly monitor and record the activities of home caregivers, hence the name “Nanny Cam” although it has it’s usefulness to overtly or covertly record any activity.

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monocular-spotting-scopeA monocular is a miniature, low powered telescope or spotting scope that you hold in your hand like a binocular but look through with one eye like a telescope. A monocular shares characteristics with both binoculars and spotting scopes, but is much smaller than either. Some monoculars are no larger than your thumb or thicker than a good ink pen and any monocular will slip easily into a pocket or a purse.

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