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Smart Homes and Security Systems are No Longer Separate

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Sep 14, 2018 4:35:46 PM

According to a 2017 Park Associates survey, 75% of all home security installations now include smart home controls and features. So many homeowners now enjoy the convenience of a smart home with a security system hub, it's incredibly common to include smart home features in security system installations.

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Topics: smart home security

Summer Referral Special

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jul 6, 2018 3:53:18 PM

We're excited to announce that we are running a summer referral special starting today, July 6, and running until August 31, 2018!

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Topics: home security systems

Zigbee Versus Z-Wave

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 23, 2018 5:25:26 PM

Early home automation relied on wired systems and technicians to make system changes and updates. Now there are wireless technologies that communicate via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Two of these types of technology are Zigbee and Z-Wave. To control your home automation devices, you'll need to decide what "language" or wireless technology you'll want your hub to use. Let's take a look at both. 

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Topics: home security systems, smart home security

6 Tips To Save Your Home From a Break-in

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 2, 2018 2:33:56 PM

We all want to think the worst won't happen to us. However, with around 4 million homes burglarized each year, we want to offer 6 important safety tips to save your home from a break-in.

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Topics: home security systems

Employee Spotlight - Dan Johns

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Feb 16, 2018 4:57:49 PM

This week we're shining a spotlight on our newest alarm technician, Dan Johns.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Heartland Security's 2017 Holiday Party

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jan 24, 2018 5:56:51 PM

(L to R) Back row: Guy Adams, Corey Pierce, Adam Hanson, Vern Zimmer, Dan Howard, Allan Gregory, Tom Vega, John Behrendt. Middle row: Dorie Berscheit, Nancy Mockros, Deb Welz, Andrea Bussmann, Alexa Sandbakken, Carrie Schiltz, Brian Simpson. Front row: Rod Elbert, Chuck Amundson, John Gottberg, Josh Carlson, Ryan Rjosfjord, Alan Schmitt.

Heartland Security celebrated a great 2017 with our employees at our annual holiday party earlier this month. This year's party had our best attendance yet, with only one of our full-time employees missing! 2017 was a great year for us and we're thankful for our customers and employees!

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How to Get a Santa Alert on your Smartphone

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Dec 24, 2017 2:59:38 PM

On Christmas morning, the kids are excited to see that Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk they left out. But did you know your smart home security system can send an alert to your smartphone to show them when Santa dropped off presents?


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Topics: home security systems, smart home security

Employee Spotlight - Allan Gregory

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Dec 8, 2017 2:46:12 PM

This week we're shining a spotlight on our newest employee, Allan Gregory.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Security System Contracts: Read the Fine Print

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 3, 2017 11:22:44 AM

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: home security systems

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