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Closing up your Cabin? Don't Make This Mistake!

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Sep 8, 2017 3:41:02 PM

It may not officially be fall yet, but it's still the right time to think about closing up your cabin! We have a previous blog post, "5 Steps to Take Before Closing Up the Cabin for Winter" that can give you an easy checklist. But if you've got a security system (which you should!), here's one thing you don't want to do.

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Topics: home security systems

How much will a security system really cost me?

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Aug 30, 2017 4:35:08 PM

When you make a major purchase, such as a car, it's hard to know what additional expenses may come up. The car you saw for $12,000 may end up costing you more around $15,000 after all is said and done. At Heartland Security, we want your security system buying experience to be easy and the costs to be what you expect, so we'll let you know about some expenses that you may want to be prepared for when purchasing an alarm system.

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Topics: Security Systems, FAQ

How Alarm.com Kept Me Informed During a Power Outage

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Aug 3, 2017 1:33:47 PM

We had some storms come through our area last night and into this morning. I was woken up this morning by my two youngest kids, ages 5 and 6, explaining that the light and the clock in their room was off and wouldn't turn on. Then, I saw the fan in my room had stopped too. It was looking like the power was out.

It was 6:03 a.m. and my phone buzzed with a notification from Alarm.com that told me our alarm system reported a power failure.

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Topics: home security systems, smart home security

Tom Marthaler Retirement Party

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jul 26, 2017 3:36:07 PM

Earlier this month we held a retirement party for our company's very first retiree, Tom Marthaler. For the last 17 years, Tom has worked as a Regional Sales Manager in our northern territory, covering St. Cloud to the western border of Minnesota.

Since we have a large coverage area throughout Minnesota and Iowa, we don't often get together, but it was important for us to celebrate this milestone. Read on for a few pictures from Tom's retirement party.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

3 Reasons You Should Have Video Surveillance For Your Business

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 30, 2017 10:00:53 AM

No matter what kind of business you have, there is a camera system that can help you protect your assets and employees. Whether it's a remote area like a construction site or a small business inside a larger building, video surveillance can prevent loss and liability and give you peace of mind.

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Topics: business security, cameras

How to Keep An Eye On Kids This Summer: How Smart Security Systems Help Parents

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 9, 2017 4:34:03 PM

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, who knows what they're up to all day at home? This is where a monitored security system and/or cameras can help. From individualized codes to smartphone alerts, a monitored smart home security system or camera system can help you keep an eye on what's going on at home, even when you're not there.

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Topics: home security systems, safety, cameras, smart home security

Employee Spotlight - John Gottberg

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on May 12, 2017 4:47:12 PM

This week we're shining a spotlight on one of our technicians, John Gottberg.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Why There's No "Standard" Price for a Security System

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on May 5, 2017 4:36:58 PM

One of the first questions we encounter is "How much will a security system cost?". Based on the price, is a security system worth the investment? Will it break the bank?

Our customers have been very vocal about how affordable our systems are. While there's no magic answer for exactly how much a security system will cost, we can give you a good idea of what to expect.

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ

Employee Spotlight - Brian Simpson

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Apr 28, 2017 4:30:00 PM

Today, we're shining a spotlight on one of our newer employees to help you get to know us (and him!) better.

This week's Employee Spotlight features one of our newest employees, Brian Simpson.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

2017 Home Shows in Minnesota and Iowa

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Feb 24, 2017 4:38:04 PM

It's home show time! Every year, we have booths at several home shows in our coverage area of central, western, and southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

If you're interested in learning more about smart home technology, video surveillance, or monitored security systems, please stop out and chat with us at any of our 2017 home shows!


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Topics: home security systems, FAQ