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5 Ways to Make Sure Your House Stays Dry this Spring

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 13, 2019 2:51:54 PM

If you're like most people in the Midwest, you're concerned about flooding when all this snow melts. How can you tell if your house will have water problems? What are some strategies to prevent water from getting inside your home?

Spring rain, melting snow, and drains clogged by ice, snow, and debris can easily cause waters to rise around and near your house. A few inches of water inside your home can cause thousands of dollars of damage. Here's what you can do to help keep your basement dry this spring.

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Topics: home security systems, sensors & detectors

Burglary statistics from 2018

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Feb 15, 2019 12:07:44 PM

With the crime numbers in for 2018, if you rank each state from highest amount of crimes to lowest amount, Minnesota came in 36th highest and Iowa was 17th highest. While they are not in the top 10, it can still can be a cause for alarm.

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Topics: home security

Heartland Security's 2018 Holiday Party

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jan 25, 2019 11:02:39 AM


Heartland Security celebrated a great 2018 with our employees at our annual holiday party earlier this month. 2018 was a great year for us and we're thankful for our customers and current and retired employees!

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

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