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.

pix11 081313A recent U.S. District Court judge’s ruling has stated that New York’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” program violates citizens’ rights. The ruling also mandates for a new system of personal surveillance that will work in conjunction with the program in precincts around the city.

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blog_image_comp_securityThe question that tops this story was recently posed to a panel of security and parenting experts by safesoundfamily.com. One of those experts was none other than our own CEO, Todd Morris, who offered one of the many salient pieces of advice found in the article. Let’s take a look at his advice as well as some of the other experts’.

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Questioning Surveillance’s Role in a Post-Boston Bombing World

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While the world’s eyes locked on one set of brothers, the conversation surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing quickly shifted to Big Brother, and surveillance’s role in preventing acts of terror. We’re here to parse the opinions, and say why everyone is right — and wrong.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña wear mini cameras in a scene from 2012's End of Watch.

Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña wear mini cameras in a scene from 2012′s End of Watch.

Gun? Check. Badge? Check. Mini Camera? Check. These days, many police departments are turning to body worn mini cams to capture full details of officers’ interactions with civilians. And in one California city, reported results have bordered on miraculous.

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