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Chuck Amundson

Heartland Security in-office technician

4 Things You Should be Doing with Your Camera System DVR

Posted by Chuck Amundson on May 31, 2019 4:11:13 PM

You check your smoke alarm batteries twice a year, but do you ever check your DVR (digital video recorder)? Keeping your camera surveillance system in good working order is a must. If you've put in the investment for a video surveillance system, you'll want to make sure you do the following to keep it in tip-top shape.

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Topics: cameras

What Happens to My Security System When the Power Goes Out?

Posted by Chuck Amundson on Jul 31, 2015 2:10:38 PM

With several summer storms, we've received many calls from customers with security system battery issues. We'll answer some common questions about what happens to your security system when the power goes out.

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Topics: FAQ

Sirens and Strobes in a Security System

Posted by Chuck Amundson on Apr 17, 2015 4:33:00 PM

As an in-office technician, I get asked a lot of times, “Should I have an outdoor siren or indoor siren for my alarm system?” Many people think their neighbors will check out their house if the siren were blasting in the neighborhood. That may be true in some cases, but not in all cases. For me personally, I can’t hear a siren unless I am outside or the window is open. It begs the question, “Do you stop when a car alarm goes off”?

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Topics: home security systems, business security, sensors & detectors