Erik is the chief Copywriter with BrickHouse Security. 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.
Before you cut out for the long weekend, be thankful that your boss isn’t monitoring your whereabouts. One middle school in Alice Springs, Australia has instituted a GPS tracking program for its students that has improved attendance to a staggering 90%.Read More →
After witnessing countless cases of abuse perpetrated by classroom aides on special needs students, an Atlanta teacher took matters into her own hands and set up a hidden camera — the resulting footage was shocking.Read More →
When you opt to disable location services on mobile apps, you’re hoping for some semblance of anonymity; a recent study, however, has revealed that no matter what you do, unique variations in your phone’s hardware makes it trackable regardless of what your privacy settings are.Read More →
If you’ve flipped on network TV in recent months, odds are you’ve caught a disturbing commercial featuring a carload of teens that turns from happy to tragic in a split second. The campaign aims to discourage teen texting and driving, and data suggests now is the best time to do so.Read More →
At BrickHouse, it’s no secret how much we enjoy James Bond films; in fact, it’s part of the reason that we became a company. While we endeavor to provide some of the gadgets to make you more like Bond, however, living the life of a spy is more than that. To that end, one luxury website is offering a vacation fit for only the most elite member of MI6, for the ludicrous price of over $800,000.Read More →
Joaquín Guzmán Loera, or “El Chapo” Guzmán, was a notorious Mexican drug lord up until late February when he was arrested by Mexican authorities after escaping from prison in 2001 and living 13 years on the lam. How did he evade capture for so long? ABC News offered a list of potential counter-surveillance tools he may have used, and our CEO Todd Morris weighed in on why.Read More →
At a time when public distrust of government data collection is at an all-time high, the New York City Police Department is exploring Google Glass, augmented reality glasses, to see how they can impact counter-terrorism efforts and suspect apprehension.Read More →