Sunday, December 22, 2013

Churches using GPS to keep track of Baby Jesus

 This Nativity scene at the Valencia Westfield Town Center will no longer be missing its centerpiece after a stolen baby Jesus figurine was returned. (CBS)


It's a problem some churches didn't know how to handle until now. One security company is using its power to partner with a symbol that needs a little help this holiday season.

Each year, Baby Jesus figurines are stolen from nativity scenes across the country. Now, church owners are fighting back.

A GPS device is put inside the doll to prevent theft.

"And the beauty of this is it really works and it's simple to use,” said Alan Czyzewski, Parishioner at St. Ambrose Church in New Jersey.

Brickhouse Securities gives out free GPS devices to qualified religious institutions. Then they track the movements.

"We then monitor it from our cloud-based mapping system, and set up alerts so that they'll get a text message or an e-mail if Baby Jesus is in motion,” said Todd Morris, CEO of Brickhouse Securities.

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