img_2338In just a few weeks it will be Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season. The malls will be super crowded, patrons will get pushy, and shopping carts will be stacked high with Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. In the midst of all this craziness, your child is very likely to be lured by a shiny object somewhere and wander off. Worse, a stranger can take advantage of this situation. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 780,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States.

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appress1The Associated Press recently did a story about child locator devices where they interviewed a father who successfully used the BrickHouse Child Locator to locate his lost child during a family outing. The story also interviews BrickHouse Security’s CEO Todd Morris and asks him to weigh in on the subject of child locator devices. Read on for the full story.

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78-goodmorningamericalogoScreaming 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.

Low Tech Items

image21These 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.

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child-150x150Child abduction is a serious issue for any parent with young children to consider. While there is no reason for parents to be panicked about the safety of their child at all times or to worry themselves to death, parents should be concerned with keeping their children safe and with taking all basic safety precautions for their family so their kids are not facing any unnecessary risks. Parents should be aware of child abduction statistics that show children can often be abducted by people in a family’s inner circle that they love and trust, and that many abductions could be prevented with more caution by parents, as statistics show they are usually very close when children are taken.

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_dsc0771It’s 5 a.m. in Broomfield, Colorado and volunteers are already arriving (coffee in hand) at the Broadlands Golf Course for a 7:30 a.m. tee time. But they’re not here to play golf. They’re here to raise money for the Missing Children Task Force during Colorado’s Missing Children’s Week.

The Missing Children’s Task Force is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to investigate, locate, and recover missing children at no cost to the family.  In Colorado alone there were over 14,000 children reported missing in 2006. Nationwide, that number increases to 797,500 children reported missing each year. The Missing Children Task force is working to lower these horrific numbers by raising money and awareness for child safety.

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April is Child Safety Month. The Brickhouse Security experts are here to offer you safety advice.

1. Home Security

Your home is your sanctuary, it may seem safe but, its easy to overlook the hidden dangers within your own household. You spend the majority of time in your home, so you should be extra vigilant when it comes to your home’s security. Even the most secure locations imaginable have their weak points. Make sure all of your external windows and doors have working locking mechanisms, and be sure to make good use of the home security technology available at Brickhouse Security.

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Kidnappers are motivated by large sums of money. The thought process being, why even bother taking the risk if the target isn’t worth the trouble. Due to SEC disclosure laws, finding out which executives make the most money is now easier than ever before. Your business, or your family may be at risk. Here are four tips on how to improve security.

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