ssn_logoNEW YORK-Well, despite the economy, we know at least a few physical security players have grown in the last few years. The Inc. 500/5000, a list of “the fastest-growing small companies” as defined by rate of growth over the period from 2006 through 2009, was released this week and includes the likes of VMS-maker Exacq, integrators Security By Design and Intelligent Access Systems, residential firms like Defender Direct and Pinnacle Security, and online distributor Brickhouse Security.

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83-gmaYou 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.dog-pool-alarm

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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(via Good Morning America)

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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.

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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.”

(via CBS News)

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31-dailynews2Our 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.

“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.”

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policesecurity15Every year law enforcement representatives, cops, FBI agents, and security professionals convene in the mecca of all things over the top, Atlantic City, for the Police Security Expo. This annual trade show attracts the best of the best in all things law enforcement. Representatives from the FBI, CIA, local police precincts, and security professionals from around the world converge upon Atlantic City for the 2-day event.

A frequent exhibitor at various trade shows, the folks at BrickHouse Security were excited to travel to Jersey yet again this year for some quality face-to-face time with their customers.

“We love coming to these types of trade shows because we’re able to meet all the leaders in law enforcement,” said Jason Lazarus, BrickHouse Security’s Director of Marketing who attended the show this year. “I’m really excited to hear from everyone at the show what type of technology they are looking to adopt and that can make their operations simpler.” 

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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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