About the author  ⁄ Erik Helin

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.

james-bond-islandAt 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.

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el chapo counter surveillanceJoaquín 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.

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avonte-oquendo-avontes-law-gpsAfter months of searching for missing New York 14 year old Avonte Oquendo, hundreds gathered Saturday in Manhattan for his funeral. On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) proposed “Avonte’s law,” a program set to provide GPS trackers to parents of autistic children in the hopes that tragedies like this could be averted in the future.

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wearables-security-risksSince last year, noise about wearable technology has twittered through the tech community, reaching a fever pitch at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. While the consumer benefits and applications are apparent, numerous questions have arisen over how this new brand of technology will impact security.

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todd morris fox business nest googleIf you were already concerned about Google overstepping its bounds with regards to your privacy, then the tech giant’s recent $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a home automation company, should have you shaking in your boots. BrickHouse CEO Todd Morris sat down with Fox Business’s Melissa Francis this week to explain why.

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shoplifted products 2013The holidays bring both the best and worst out of people. On one hand the spirit of the season causes unparalleled acts of charity, and on the other, criminal-minded opportunists look for any excuse to take advantage. So in the spirit of taking, we offer our list of the top 5 most shoplifted items this holiday season.

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Jesus saves, but who’s saving Jesus? Nativity scenes continue to be targeted by manger marauders and heretics of all stripes — and predictably, the baby Jesus is the most popular target. But for the 8th year in a row, BrickHouse Security is doing something about it.

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