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Police Approved Safety Tips for Halloween Developed by Amber Alert Registry Ensures Safe Trick-or-Treating

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 8, 2008

AmberAlertRegistry.org, a leader in helping protect children, has worked with several police departments to produce Halloween safety tips for parents and young children for trick-or-treating.

Halloween Safety Tips Include:

BrickHouse Security Launches Sales of Amber Alert GPS, A Revolutionary Way to Protect Children

New York, NY (Vocus) October 13, 2009

BrickHouse Security, a leading provider of safety and security products to major law enforcement agencies including the NYPD, FBI, and the LA County Sheriffs, is expanding its consumer product line with the addition of the Amber Alert GPS (AAGPS).

“We’ve managed to become one of the nation’s top sellers of GPS tracking products,” said Todd Morris, BrickHouse CEO, “but until today we haven’t offered such an easy-to-use yet powerful product to parents.” While the company has sold thousands of GPS tracking devices to more than 500 federal agencies and Fortune 500 clients, its consumer-focused GPS product line has been limited. “The Amber Alert GPS helps us give families a new and easy way to ensure their children are safe and accounted for when they’re away from home,” added Mr. Morris.

The AAGPS complements the company’s BrickHouse Child Locator product that was recently featured in Duracell ads. In contrast to the Locator, which uses GPS technology to alert parents when their child wanders beyond a set distance of up to 600 feet, the AAGPS device enables parents to remotely locate their children when they are away. To use it, parents simply place the device into their child’s personal items such as pockets and backpacks, or they can attach it to a wrist, ankle, or belt. To then locate their child they call or text the AAGPS device, and within seconds receive in return a detailed map and address of the child’s exact location via any text- or web-enabled phone. Alternatively, they can view location updates on their computer.

With more than 2,000 children reported missing on average every day, the Amber Alert GPS is not dependent upon the parent to keep a child safe. Measuring just over an inch across, the stylish device is intentionally designed to not look like a tracking tool should an abductor see it; more important, the AAGPS features an alert “SOS” button that the child can activate to send an emergency signal to his or her parent. For further protection the GPS device can send speed alerts when the child or teen’s vehicle exceeds a preset level, as well as breadcrumbing to leave a retrievable trail of the child’s travels.

The device was developed by Russell Thornton, who experienced the terror of losing a child in an amusement park. Fortunately, he found his child after an extended search–and the determination to help other parents and children. He chose the name “Amber Alert” in reference to Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old Texas girl who was abducted and murdered. The search for Amber led to the eventual establishment of a notification service for missing children. The AAGPS is not part of the system, but is instead intended to safeguard against situations reaching an alert stage while providing parents with peace of mind in knowing where to find their children.

“We hear stories every day of parents being separated from their children, whether intentionally or accidentally. Said Mr. Morris, “BrickHouse Security is thrilled to be able to offer introduce this new and effective way of preventing abductions and protecting their children.”

The Amber Alert GPS retails for $ 379 and requires a monthly subscription plan. For the next 30 days BrickHouse Security will be offering Amber Alert GPS for a special introductory price of $ 279.95. For more information on the Amber Alert GPS, please visit http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/amber-alert-gps.html .

About BrickHouse Security

BrickHouse Security provides security and surveillance products to consumers, businesses of all sizes including roughly half of the Fortune 500, and more than 500 local and national government agencies such as the NYPD, LA County Sheriffs, and the FBI. To help its customers protect what they care most about, the company offers a range of leading-edge safety, protection, GPS tracking and counter-surveillance products. BrickHouse Security’s industry-leading experts seek to be the go-to source for all of its audiences’ needs by 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. The company is headquartered in New York City and serves a diverse US and international client base.

Media Contact

Jason Lazarus

Director of Marketing

BrickHouse Security



MobileLBS and Amber Alert GPS Canada to Market Safety Technology in the GTA Bringing Piece-of-mind to Parents and Care Givers

Markham, ON (PRWEB) June 30, 2010

With great success, The Amber Alert GPS Global Monitoring System has now been launched from coast to coast across Canada and is powered by the Rogers Wireless TM Network. The corporate objective is clearly focused and direct in providing Canadian families easy to use GPS monitoring and security for the safety of their children and other vulnerable family members. In brief, this new system provides a child safety blanket across Canada for families to access, tailor to their needs, and easily manage from both their computer and or their cell phone.

The Amber Alert GPS 2G device incorporates state-of-the-art next generation GPS and Cellular communications technology. Currently one of the worlds smallest GPS device one of the many features include an SOS button, which the user can press in the event of an emergency. Once activated the device sends a text message to the parent or care-giver along with up to 5 pre-determined family members with a map location for immediate response. The system will continue to send messages every five minutes with an updated location of the child until the parent or caregiver cancels it. The system is developed for parents of children between the ages of 2 and 12, families caring for children suffering from Autism, and also for the care of elderly suffering from Alzheimers.

The world has changed, no longer can we assume that our loved ones are safe at all times said MobileLBS President, Keith Pitts. The Amber Alert GPS System gives parents and caregivers the peace of mind and comfort that they are doing everything they can to insure their loved ones safety. The Amber Alert is easy to set up and use. It incorporated advanced features such as geo-fencing and destination alerts to maximize parental awareness.

MobileLBS will provide us with a much needed direct sales and support presence in the Greater Toronto Area said Amber Alert GPS Canada President Kenneth Corey. Keith and his team are knowledgeable industry experts with over ten years experience with GPS based solutions. We are pleased to have them represent Amber Alert GPS in Canada.

About MobileLBS

MobileLBS (http://www.mobilelbs.com) is a Markham, Ontario based company that supports best-of-breed technologies within Law Enforcement, Fleet, Personal Protection and Lone Worker Applications. We assist organizations in developing and implementing cost effective LBS initiatives to meet their specific requirements. With over 10 years of combined expertise and knowledge in GPS and LBS applications MobileLBS provides expert professional services and support required to implement a solution with the highest ROI possible.


Keith Pitts

President, MobileLBS

877.527-1020 Ext. 702

About AMBER ALERT GPS Canada Amber Alert GPS was founded by Russell Thornton in Salt Lake City, Utah after he lost his son at an amusement park for 45 minutes. Fortunately for Russell and his family, his son was recovered safely and the story had a happy ending. The experience inspired Thornton to develop a product that would not only prevent such incidents from happening, but provide a quick resolution in the event a child did go missing. Partnering with AAGPS, Amber Alert GPS Canada was founded in 2009 by Kenneth Corey in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Corey, an experienced high tech entrepreneur, envisioned the creation of a Child Protection Monitoring System to provide Canadian families the latest state of the art technology tools to protect their children and vulnerable family members. Amber Alert GPS is also endorsed by the creator of the Amber Alert System, Mr. Peter Seybert and Mrs. Donna Woodson-Norris the mother of Amber Hagerman, the young girl for whom the Amber Alert system was named. For More Information visit: http://www.amberalertgps.ca

Or contact:

Kenneth M. Corey

President, Amber Alert GPS Canada Inc.


888.770.9939 Ext. 51