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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

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

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

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

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, smart home security, safety, cameras

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

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