About Us

BrickHouse Security provides security and surveillance products to consumers, businesses of all sizes including roughly 400 of the Fortune 500, and more than 2,500 local and national government agencies such as the NYPD, the LA County Sheriff's Department and the FBI. To help our customers protect what they care about most, we offer an incredible variety of leading-edge Alarm systems, GPS tracking, hidden cameras, video surveillance and counter-surveillance solutions. BrickHouse's industry-leading experts are the go-to source for our readers' security needs, providing timely information through the company's informative blogs and content, and by identifying, developing and selling quality products that represent the best and the latest in safety and security. BrickHouse is headquartered in New York City and serves a diverse US and international client base.

Whether you're looking to protect your family, your property or your business, we created this blog to help keep you up to speed on the latest technology and news on all forms of security and surveillance. Please let us know how we're doing.

Our Contributors

Todd Morris

Todd is the CEO of BrickHouse Security. He founded the New York City-based firm in 2003 after an impressive 15-year career in the software industry, where he worked for such visionary companies as Apple, Adobe and MapQuest, leading the development of custom technology for large clients. When he was charged with finding or developing a GPS tracker and panic button for use in law enforcement, his quest uncovered a broader demand for location-based security, from affordable child locators for family use to easy-to-use GPS tracking systems for teen and employee monitoring. While continuing the development of the complex solutions required by the government and a fast-growing list of security-minded corporations, Todd launched BrickHouseSecurity.com, a consumer- and small business-focused Web site, to provide access to hard-to-find security products for professional and personal use. The site launched to immediate success in 2004, and has seen over 200% growth each year since its inception.

Carissa Newton

Carissa is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at BrickHouse Security leading marketing, creative, and sales teams in Indianapolis and New York, focused on driving revenue growth through both the consumer and business channels to assist clients worldwide with their security and counter-surveillance needs.

Erik Helin

Erik is BrickHouse Security's Copy Chief. Hailing from the Midwest (Wisconsin, then Minnesota, but mostly Wisconsin), he attended the University of Minnesota (go Gophers) where he studied journalism, film, and Spanish. During college and after graduation, he contributed to multiple publications on topics ranging from pop culture to technology. Erik moved to NYC in 2010, securing a job at BrickHouse shortly thereafter. Outside of work he writes about music, does freelance advertising work, and wastes his life on the internet.

Aside from no-brainers like cheese and beer, Erik enjoys music, travel, TV, his cat, and Brooklyn.

Lavon Simpson


Lavon Simpson is BrickHouse's B2B Marketing Manager, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Butler University where she studied International Management. Outside of work, Lavon has volunteered with the Indianapolis American Marketing Association for five years and is currently serving as the secretary on the board. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery and thriller books, watching the Food Network and doing puzzles.

Crystal Kamm

Crystal is the copywriter at BrickHouse Security's branch in Indianapolis. She is a Purdue University graduate with 10 years of professional writing experience. Outside of work, Crystal enjoys reading and writing fiction, traveling, and hiking with her dog.