Review Category : Security News

BrickHouse Everyday Heroes — Using Technology for the Greater Good

Left: Whitney Matney - Right: Diana Valentin

Left: Whitney Matney on the Ricki Lake Show
Right: Diana Valentin on ABC News, New York

If you’ve ever visited us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen our customers’ posts describing how our products helped them right a wrong, protect their loved ones or gather crucial information. But sometimes, BrickHouse solutions serve as a catalyst for real change. We’re proud to share the stories of two everyday heroes who, after uncovering wrongdoing, took steps to make the world a safer place.

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‘Ag Gag’ Bill Looks to Bar Hidden Cameras from Exposing Animal Abuse

cow blog imageIn the century since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, journalists and activists alike have incited political change by exposing injustice and negligence — a trend that could be threatened by new legislation in six states.

Nebraska, Indiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and California are all currently looking to ban or limit the use of hidden cameras by non-law enforcement groups (including animal rights activists) on agricultural facilities. These six states are part of a larger group of nine states that have proposed similar legislation in the past year. There are currently five states that already have such legislation on the books.

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BrickHouse Debunks Pepsi’s Jeff Gordon “Hidden Camera” Video Spot

Pepsi’s Jeff Gordon Test Drive video ad is big fun, but based on tens of thousands of Internet comments, a lot of people who saw it for the first time thought it was a legit hidden camera video designed as a prank on an unwitting used car salesman. From the many technical impossibilities to the clearly staged stunts, the video is a slickly produced hoax that generated a lot of buzz on the web. We thought it would be fun to deconstruct some of the more glaring clues “pop-up video” style.

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Video Surveillance and GPS Tracking Make Hay Down On the Farm

farm blog post imageAs economic woes hit rural communities, farmers are turning to technology to keep their land secure. In an instantly famous spot from this year’s Super Bowl, renowned Midwestern radio personality Paul Harvey intones, “On the 8th day… God made a farmer.” And on the 9th day, the farmer began worrying about his livelihood — and looking for innovative ways to protect it.

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