About the author  ⁄ Erik Helin

Erik is BrickHouse Security's copy chief. Hailing from the Midwest (Wisconsin), Erik moved to NYC in 2010, securing a job at BrickHouse shortly thereafter. Outside of work he writes about music, does freelance advertising work, and wastes his life on the internet. Aside from no-brainers like cheese and beer, Erik enjoys music, travel, TV, his cat, and Brooklyn.

gps-surveillance-camera-rhinoIn the process of monitoring the security industry, it’s always exciting when we find products used for good. Whether it’s hidden cameras used to bring a child abuser to justice, or a GPS tracker used to stop a domestic violence case before it begins, these stories always warm the heart. Never have so many products been used for one common goal, however, as they are in a recent program developed to preserve and protect rhinos.

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Nearly two years ago we were approached by Whitney Matney, an Arkansas mom who had just discovered her daughter Raylee being abused on a hidden

camera. Now, she’s fighting to propose a bill that will prevent others from suffering the same trauma she did.

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bra-hidden-cameraIf you’ve noticed a disproportionate amount of pink lately, it’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, in the spirit of awareness, Nestlé FITNESS has launched a clever viral campaign using a hidden camera that reveals how aware many among us are of breasts, for better or worse.

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nypd-body-camera-pilot-programThe shooting of Michael Brown sparked debate over police practices and oversight around the country; but a local incident, the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island,

NY, has brought about not only a commitment to police retraining, but a new pilot program bringing body-worn cameras to 15% of police precincts in the city.

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