Andy Braverman

Lessons learned, The Crime Stopper restarts

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a fresh start for The Crime Stopper, with lessons learned from a failed Kickstarter campaign. Actually, the campaign didn’t fail, according to Apptec Corp. founder Andy Braverman, a veteran electrical engineer with a flair for digital dictation. Although the $35,000 Kickstarter was a virtual nonstarter – it attracted only one backer – it taught Braverman invaluable lessons about managing a crowdfunding campaign. And that one backer is “very close” to…


With Crime Stopper, a safe place to drop a dime

By GREGORY ZELLER // They don’t shoot webs from their wrists and if they’re running around in tights and capes, well, let’s just say that’s another story. But with advanced technology facilitating instant communication, today’s average citizens are often on crime-fighting’s front lines. Andy Braverman wants to take that technology, and those anti-crime capabilities, one step further. His Port Jefferson Station-based Apptec Corp. has already introduced the DigiTel Police Reporting System, a “digital dictation system”…