10commandments1Thou shall not kill, Honor thy father and thy mother, thou shall not steal. We all know the 10 commandments, but at what lengths will some go to avoid having to hear them again?

Ask the 7 year old boy from Utah who wanted to leave church so badly that he drove his dad’s car home. Mid-drive he ran a stop sign, almost hit another driver and managed to escape a chase by the police. Upon arrival he ran inside his house and hid, realizing that he had just broken 2 out of the 10 commandments.

When his father asked him what had happened, the boy admitted to just wanting to go on a joyride.

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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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The warm weather is here, kids are getting out of school for a long break. The summer is coming. And with summer comes summer travel, the time when the family gets in the car, boat, or plane for some rest and relaxation. That is why you shouldn’t have to worry about your personal security and kids safety when out on the road or in another country. Here are some travel tips to help keep you and your family safe.

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KKTV 11 News set hidden cameras to capture what kids do when confronted by a stranger home alone. With summer approaching quickly, and kids not under school supervision, do your kids know how to be safe? If a stranger was knocking on the door, would they run and hide or let the stranger in?

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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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Schools have really amped up their security measures in the past ten years since the Columbine tragedy.

The surprise of the shooting left schools with the motto to never be caught off guard again. It spring boarded the child safety movement with the advance of the school safety research industry, pushing schools to lock doors , install security cameras and mass-notification call systems, and require all staff and visitors to wear ID badges.

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One more counterfeiter in a ring in Bermeton, Washington was caught on video surveillance by a cell phone by one of her co-conspirators. The woman is shown pulling a fake $20 from a printer. Police have accused these suspects with targeting Girl Scout troops and allegedly conning them out of more than $1,000.

The scheme revolved around buying girl scout cookies to launder the money. To ad insult to injury, the “real-looking” money was reportedly made with a printer bought from a local ToysRUs. One of the girl scout leaders realized the money was fake when she tried to get change at a bank. Now troop leaders are told to not accept 20s unless they have a counterfeiting pen that turns yellow to detect real money. The girl scout leaders have said they will use this experience as a teaching tool about safety and security. They stated they are going to teach the girls about fraud and security and even go as far as to give out fraud badges. This may sound like a far cry from friendship badge, but does show the importance of being vigilant especially when it comes to children, who are most vulnerable.

There are many ways to protect your child and teach them about dangerous situations and suspicious people. Many girl scouts take the door to door approach to selling their cookies. Many parents choose to keep track of their children’s location with a GPS Tracker or similar device.

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