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Local and Cooperative-Owned: What Makes Heartland Security Different

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on May 3, 2019 4:02:46 PM

When you think about security systems, what kind of companies come to mind? Many people can name at least one national company, and possibly a few smaller companies. These companies probably include cable, phone, or Internet providers, or other companies who have added on security as part of their varied services.

Heartland Security is different for three reasons: we're local, cooperative-owned, and life safety is all we do. We're owned by 13 rural electric cooperatives, who were all founded to help local, rural farmers get the electricity they needed. These 13 private, non-profit cooperatives are owned by the people they serve, so we are a locally-owned business designed to serve our customers and communities. Unlike other companies that have added on security among their other offerings, Heartland Security specializes in alarm systems and video surveillance.

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How Much Does a Standard Security System Cost and What's Included?

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 29, 2019 5:29:58 PM

What's in a standard security system? How much does a security system cost? We've written before about how there is no standard price for a security system, but we will give you an idea of what a basic security system package includes and how much it might cost you.

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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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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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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

Is a Security System Right for You?

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jan 25, 2017 4:26:44 PM

If you've been thinking about a security system for a while, but you're just not sure, answer these questions and see if an alarm system could be the right fit for you.

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ, smart home security

2016 Home Shows in Minnesota and Iowa

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Feb 5, 2016 4:54:20 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.

It's our goal to help homeowners learn how they can best protect their home and family with a security system.

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 2016 home shows!

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ

4 Tips on How to Prevent Security System False Alarms

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Dec 11, 2015 8:32:00 PM

Many people shy away from getting a security system because they're afraid of the false alarms. And it's true, false alarms do happen. So how do you prevent false alarms in a security system? We've got 4 strategies.

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Pros and Cons of a Security System

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 20, 2015 6:53:52 PM

When you're doing your research and trying to decide if you should get a security system, it can help to make a list and weigh the pros and cons. We've tried to help you out with that below. Of course, since we sell security systems, we know we'll appear a little biased, but with this list, we're going off what we've heard from our customers.

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ, business security

Is a security system worth the money? Three things you should consider

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 6, 2015 4:24:37 PM

When you're considering getting a security system, you need to consider why you want it. Are you looking for protection from intrusion or from fires, carbon monoxide, or flooding? Are you looking for home automation? Do you want a security system so you can have peace of mind? Once you've figured out why you want a security system, you should consider these 3 factors.

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ