Review Category : Press Room

Dashboard Navigation System Doubles As Covert GPS Tracker: Lets Boss Sit In Passenger Seat

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Las Vegas, CTIA April 2009 – Lightning GPS today announced the world’s first ever covert GPS Tracker built into a fully functional touch screen navigation system, at the CTIA Wireless Technology trade show. The “NavGenius” is a covert GPS Tracker that’s incorporated into a standard looking navigation system to monitor a driver’s every move. It even comes with two manuals, one for the user of the car that doesn’t mention any of the tracking features and one for the real driver of this device.

Smarter Than Your Average GPS
An average GPS system such as a Garmin® or TomTom® is the equivalent of a “dumb box,” like a standalone PC that is not connected to the Internet and only does what it is pre-loaded to do. The “NavGenius” is the first true “Smart GPS” also known as “Connected GPS.”

By adding Internet capabilities, the GPS gains the ability to interact with, and be controlled by, other devices and services over the Internet.

Remote Monitoring From The Web
Using a slick web 2.0 online mapping system, users can easily check on a family member or any fleet of vehicles at once in real-time from any computer. Find out if they are where they say they are, or monitor their driving progress and history. Next time a teenager or employee tells you they were late because of traffic you can check yourself to see where they were and how fast they were going. You can even see a report of any unsafe driving behavior such as flooring it off the green-light or slamming on the breaks.


Push Directions Reroute Driver From Any PC

Did you ever want to tell someone where to go? We all know it is far easier to use online mapping from a computer than it is to use a handheld device. Now you can create a complex route or find a location and automatically send the route or location to the driver over the web. They never need to pull over and fiddle with a device or risk an accident while driving. Playing with handheld devices such as cellphones and GPS units while driving is suspected to cause many dangerous crashes.

The Lightning GPS “NavGenius” is designed to replace over $3,000 of older dedicated devices found in most taxis and delivery trucks. The current mess of cables and boxes include dispatch/messaging systems, GPS Tracking devices and standard GPS Navigation units; some even have a laptop for Internet access. By replacing all these expensive boxes with one low cost device under $500 fleet owners can save over $2,000 per vehicle.

“Small business owners are putting a lot of faith into their delivery personnel. In some cases, the image of the company can be tarnished by the actions of a part-time high school driver,” explains Jason Lazarus. “With the “NavGenius” we have given small businesses the power to monitor and control their delivery staff with zero installation and at a fraction of the cost of older systems.” One of the largest regional fleets has already pre-ordered 700 devices for their trucks.

Alerts Via E-mail or SMS Text Messages There are some things you may want to be alerted to instantly such as speeding, or a driver going into a “restricted zone.” With the connected nature of the “NavGenius” you can set rules on the website and get alerts via e-mail or SMS directly to your cell phone. For example, if a vehicle is only allowed to stay within town “A,” and it travels outside town “A” into town “B,” an alert message is immediately sent to the authorized user on that account.

Family Tracking
Many baby boomers are concerned that their teenagers and aging parents may get lost on the road or run into difficulties and need assistance. By including a GPS Tracker built into the navigation system, the “NavGenius” can alert a concerned parent about bad driving behavior or the location of a teen who is out past curfew.

A New Open Platform
Like the iPhone® this is a platform that other companies are building applications for. One OEM is adding the ability to charge credit cards directly with just a small USB swiper. Dozens of apps are under development and thousands of Windows Mobile applications can be installed with little to no modifications. Just like Apple®, Lightning GPS is managing which applications can be loaded on the device. An “app store” is under development and will be announced shortly.

Lightning GPS “NavGenius” Covert GPS Tracker Features:

  • Covert GPS Tracking
  • 2 Way Real-Time Messaging: communicate directly w/ device via Internet
  • Push Routing – reroute vehicles from any computer w/ Internet
  • Speed Alerts – receive SMS or e-mail alerts if vehicle exceeds a certain speed
  • Safety Zone Alerts (Geofence) – receive SMS or e-mail alerts if you vehicle goes outside designated area
  • Reckless Driving Reports

The web-based tracking system is so easy-to-use, that Lightning GPS launched a Free Live Demo that requires no training at all to get started.

Availability: The Lightning GPS “NavGenius” will ship in mid April, 2009. Please contact Lightning GPS at www.lightninggps.com directly to order through their dealer network or for server licensing and large volume orders. Volume discounts are available.

About Lightning GPS:
Lightning GPS is the largest provider of GPS Tracking technology to law enforcement, military, and business. Whether it is family, consumer, business, or law enforcement tracking, Lightning GPS has a GPS Tracking solution for every surveillance need.

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Nano Sized GPS Tracking Device – The Next Best Thing To An Implanted GPS Tracker

spark-nano1“Nano Sized GPS Tracking Device – The Next Best Thing To An Implanted GPS Tracker”

New York, New York March 17, 2009: Demand for tiny GPS Trackers has spread from police and military investigators to soccer moms wanting to keep an eye on family members. Lightning GPS, the primary supplier of covert GPS Tracking to military and law enforcement is moving aggressively to meet this demand.

Lightning GPS announced today that it would release the tiny “Spark Nano” GPS Tracker to the general public. Venturing into the consumer sector is a radical move for Lightning GPS, a company well known as the main provider of covert GPS Tracking to Police Departments, the Military, and DHS.

Sometimes tiny just isn’t small enough.

“Everyday we field desperate calls from parents who are begging us for implantable GPS Trackers that they can use to track their family members,” says Jason Lazarus, VP of Research and Development for Lightning GPS. “There is a very real demand for this technology that is just not yet available to the public.”

With its “nano” size and friendly look & feel, the Spark Nano GPS Tracker has a strong appeal with everyone from parents to Professional Investigators who desire stealth tracking. About the size of a 9-Volt battery, this rugged, waterproof tracker can go anywhere and track anyone.

“We asked customers what they wanted and the message was clear,” says Lazarus. He explained, “Consumers want all the features and accuracy of a professional GPS Tracker without the cost or complex software associated with most military grade GPS Trackers. Our team successfully developed a system that combines all of the professional grade GPS Tracking features in the smallest possible, easy-to-use package.”

The new web-based tracking system designed for the Spark Nano is so easy-to-use, that Lightning GPS launched a Free Live Demo that requires no training at all to get started.

This is the first “consumer friendly” military grade GPS Tracking system available to the public. Its versatile design and user friendly interface makes it perfect for tracking employees, vehicles, or family members. There is even a Panic Button to make this tiny GPS Tracker a personal safety beacon that alerts people when the wearer feels they are in danger, pointing out exactly where they can be found. The same powerful features professional investigators expect such as e-mail/text alerts, and even geofence to get alerts when entering or exiting geographic areas are built in.

Spark Nano Features:

  • Smallest GPS Tracking Device Available to the public
  • Panic Button For Sending Emergency Alerts
  • Waterproof and Extremely Durable
  • 5 Days of Continuous Tracking w/ Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • Automatic E-mail / Cell Phone Alerts
  • “Safety Zone” Technology Can Alert You Upon Entry Or Exit Of A Defined Area
  • Track From Your Cell Phone or The Web

Availability: The Spark Nano is shipping as of today. Consumers and small businesses can contact BrickHouse Security (BrickHouseSecurity.com) the exclusive retail distributor in North America. Corporate and government clients can contact Lightning GPS Directly for Server Licensing and large volume orders. Volume discounts are available as well as the ability for government and corporate customers to buy the server for use behind their firewall.

About Lightning GPS:
Lightning GPS is the largest provider of GPS Tracking technology to law enforcement, military, and business. Whether it is family, consumer, business, or law enforcement tracking, Lightning GPS has a GPS Tracking solution for every security need no matter how large or small.


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CSI Crime Scene Investigators (TV Show) Feature Spark Nano GPS Tracker

csi-miami-logo1The newest and smallest GPS Tracker available, The Spark Nano GPS Tracker, is featured on CSI Miami this month. CSI Miami Detective Horatio Cane uses Lightning GPS’ Spark Nano GPS Tracker to locate the criminal and solve the case. Another riveting episode of CSI Miami utilizing technology as a tool for increased security and surveillance. Detective Horatio Cane uses this GPS Tracker as a tool for mobile security, helping him solve the case. GPS Tracking has been utilized on the show before as a means for tracking suspects and increasing detective security. CSI spies take GPS Tracking technology to the next level to help them solve crimes. View the video here.

Spark Nano GPS Tracker Featured on CSI Miami




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Duracell Batteries Partnership – "Power To Protect" National Campaign

duracell-logoBrickHouse Security partners with Duracell for the national “Power To Protect” campaign to raise awareness for child safety. Highlighting the lifesaving value of The BrickHouse Child Locator, the commercial emphasizes the importance of a parent being alerting of a wandering child before it’s too late. Packed inside every Locator is the only battery BrickHouse Security trusts, Duracell.

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NBC News Los Angeles Profiles BrickHouse Security Spy Gadgets

5-nbcNBC News Los Angeles explores real life spy gadgets now available to the public. Spy such as GPS Trackers, Counter Surveillance Tools, Hidden Cameras and more are discussed as options for protecting your personal security and performing counter surveillance measures.

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CNET News – ISC East Show Showcases Video, Surveillance, GPS Technology

9-cnet_logoCNET News covers the International Security Expo in New York City, focusing on BrickHouse Security’s innovative technology including GPS Trackers and Child Location devices. President of the company Todd Morris outlines the possible counter surveillance safety options for using these spy gear products.

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Judge Joe Brown – Laser Hidden Camera Finder & Hidden Camera Neck Tie Spy Gear

judge-joe-brownA woman who is under suspicion for destroying a limo is caught on hidden camera and charged for the crime. Todd Morris, CEO of BrickHouse Security searches the limo using the hidden camera finder for snake cams searches for other hidden cameras to strengthen the case. He also demonstrates how a hidden camera neck tie can be used.

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CW 69 Atlanta – Car Camera Pro Car Security Camera

10-the-cwThe CW’s AutoScoop examines the Car Camera Pro and it’s uses for insurance purposes such as automotive accidents or recording your teen driver to make sure they are driving safely.


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The Dallas Child Helps Parents Get Saavy About Child Surveillance

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Today’s kids and teens face a unique threat that their parents never had to go through:    Predators on the Internet. Dallas Child takes a look into various tools to help you supervise and track your child and teen. BrickHouse Security CEO Todd Morris gives his input on how to prevent child abduction and keep you child safe from online predators. Read the article here.

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