You may think your dog is a master of the doggie paddle, but think again. Good Morning America stresses that your dog may be at risk for drowning like one of the 1,028 pets that drown each year.
Jean Marie Cooper of Water 4 Dogs explains “For example, bulldogs, pugs, French bulldogs — they try to swim but they do kind of sink. Their legs are not long so they’re not gonna get a whole lot of thrust out of their stroke.”
Luckily, the experts point out a few precautions that can help save your dog’s life.
1. The BrickHouse Pool Alarm: attached to your pet’s collar, hear an alarm the instant your pet gets wet. Whether it’s in a bath tub, pool, lake, or ocean, you will know the moment your dog submerges.
2.Wait 2 Hours After Eating: “You don’t want them to have a full belly or stomach and then exercise intensely because in some large dogs the stomach can twist, and then you have a serious medical emergency on your hands,” Cooper said.
3. Supervision: probably the most important precaution a pet owner can take, is to keep a close eye on your pet. “You can teach them how to swim, but I would not recommend letting your dog swim without supervision ,” Cooper said.
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Screaming can be heard for miles across. Search teams are deployed and spend hours upon hours calling. Hearts are suspended mid-air. This routine happens 2000 times a day; every single time a child has gone missing. In response to this horrifying scenario, Good Morning America on ABC found some new gadgets that are now available to help lower that number and aide parents in keeping track of their precious children.
These items may be low tech but they are certainly effective. They provide a nice safety net hovering right under your child making the impact of the fall less harsh. The first item featured was the Safety Tat, which was invented by a Baltimore mom concerned about her child’s safety. The Safety Tat is a peel and stick applique that can be place on your child. The idea behind this is that the tat features the emergency number that should be contacted if the child gets lost and is found by a stranger. With its waterproof resistance and 5 day endurance, this applique is a perfect and fun accessory for any child. …Read More →
When sports radio personalities Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith from XX1090 San Diego heard about the ESPN Anchor Erin Andrews video scandal, they immediately called upon Todd Morris, CEO & Security Expert of BrickHouse Security to sound off about the controversy.
Erin Andrews had to find this out the hard way when an embarrassing peephole video of her surfaced on the Internet.
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“Even catching a B list celebrity doing something embarrassing could generate a photo or video worth over $100,000 from one of the tabloids. For these paparazzi, they’re looking for their lottery ticket. They’re looking to generate some controversial content…controversy from a B level celebrity could turn them into an A level sensation.” …
Used to being watched on camera, ESPN News Anchor Erin Andrews thought she was retreating to a camera-less hotel room, away from the public eye on the evening of July 21st, 2009.
Boy did she think wrong.
Nude videotape of the reporter surfaced on the Internet immediately after her hotel stay, apparently taken by a hidden video camera.
To theorize on how the peeping tom could have captured video without Andrews’ knowledge, CBS News turned to the Security and Privacy experts at BrickHouse Security. CBS News
correspondents and their film crew came to our Manhattan based office to discuss what different surveillance and counter surveillance options are out there.
When asked about his take on the Andrews incident, CEO Todd Morris explained “The truth is, you never quite know where a hidden camera could be stashed: in a locker room, dressing room, or worse, which is why it’s important to take measures to protect yourself from prying eyes.”
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Morris goes on to explain the different types of counter surveillance options available to consumers to detect unwanted audio and video recorders.
“Devices like the Hidden Camera Finder and the Laser Hidden Camera Finder Pro that reveal hidden wireless camera signals are portable camera detecting devices that let anyone sweep a room just like a P.I. would. With a simple 5-second sweep anyone can ensure that a room is completely bug and video camera free.”
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Our CEO, Todd Morris has been featured in a recent New York Daily News article entitled “Knowing good money from bad money.” The piece focuses on how businesses can identify money coming from customers and investors that is truly bad capital in the end. Todd weighs in on the subject, and based on his own experiences at BrickHouse Security he provides some sound advice.
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“For Morris, 39, bad money means “having more to risk than gain. We want customers. We want to provide excellent customer service. And we still want to meet our goals.”
Brickhouse Security was mentioned today as part of a story on iPhone applications on the CNBC website. As part of their business-oriented applications for smartphones, companies are using Brickhouse Security’s Executrac Mobile GPS Tracker to protect businessmen in dangerous parts of the world. The Executrac is a smartphone app that turns company owned BlackBerrys into GPS tracking beacons anywhere around the world, and can automatically be downloaded onto any existing BlackBerry or Windows Mobile Smartphone. As GPS use becomes more and more prevalent among those with cell phones, no GPS service is more reliable 24 hours a day in tracking employees and more important for the businessman with possibly dangerous interests than Executrac. Learn more about it here.Read More →
The Amazon is not only the world’s largest river, it’s also the world’s largest online retailer and it’s busy making some surprising changes. Upon the passage of new laws in Rhode Island and North Carolina, Amazon.com made the swift decision to cut ties with all affiliates in those regions. The new legislation states that any company that has affiliates based in the prospective states must charge sales tax on items sold to residents in that state. This essentially equates amazon.com affiliates to amazon.com stores located in that state (of which there are none), something that Amazon, as well as other Internet Retailer 500 companies, like Brickhouse Security, view as corrupt and are acting accordingly. Labeling affiliate marketers as sales agents rather than advertising channels is inaccurate, said Rebecca Madigan, founder of the affiliate trade group Performance Marketing Alliance. …Read More →
One of our hottest new products, the USB Fingerprint Lock with Access Control, recently got the attention of several awesome tech blogs. The USB Fingerprint Lock with Access Control is the world’s first, and only, biometric door lock to have a built-in USB port which can be used to export audit trail data on to a flash drive. This is the perfect lock system for small business owners who want high level security without costly installation or set-up. Employers can keep tabs on who is entering and exiting their property, and when. …Read More →
We recently posted about David Whittaker, a homeless and disabled vet who is currently rolling his way across the country in a wheelchair. CNN just posted a video update of David’s brave journey that is worth checking out. WJXT’s Scott Johnson reports.
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