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4 Important Safety Topics for Seniors

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 28, 2019 5:01:23 PM

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Heartland Security participated in the Douglas County Healthy & Active Senior Expo sponsored by Douglas County TRIAD. Seniors could visit vendor tables, listen to the keynote speaker, attend breakout sessions, get free lunch, and win door prizes. One of the breakout sessions was titled "Home Safety" with a talk given by Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen*.

Sheriff Wolbersen told of crowd of over 30 seniors about how to stay safe in their homes. He emphasized that seniors should know their limitations and have a network of people they can reach out to for help with things. He also mentioned several other topics that we will elaborate on here.

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Topics: home security systems, safety, medical alerts

Heartland Security Sponsors Farmhouse Coat Rack Youth Class

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Apr 5, 2019 5:17:41 PM

On Saturday, March 30, from 9am-12pm, along with the Central Minnesota Builders Association, Heartland Security sponsored a Community Education class in St. Cloud for K-6 students to build a farmhouse coat rack. We had 15 participants and everyone got pizza and cookies for lunch! Take a look through the pictures below to see how the project came together.

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Topics: safety

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 end of the school year is near, who knows what your kids will be up to all day at home this summer? 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, safety, cameras, smart home security

National Night Out is August 2, 2016

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jul 27, 2016 2:46:59 PM

On the evening of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, people across the country will lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and go outside to spend time with neighbors, police, and other community members.

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Topics: safety

Springing Forward with Daylight Savings Time

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 14, 2016 6:41:34 AM

Spring Forward

At the end of National Sleep Awareness Week, we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time (except those in Arizona and Hawaii) and move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Adjusting to DST has many negative effects, some lasting longer than just the Monday after the switch to DST.

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Topics: safety

New Laws in Minnesota in Early 2016 that Will Affect You

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Dec 23, 2015 3:58:00 PM

What new laws in 2016 will affect you?

We've broken down some important new laws into sections:

  • REAL ID requirements
  • Car insurance and tab renewals
  • License plate reader regulations
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Topics: safety

8 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 30, 2015 9:37:39 AM

It's so convenient to order items online, but do you know how to keep your information safe? We've got 8 tips to help you shop online safely.

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Topics: safety

Deck the Halls Safely

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 27, 2015 11:11:19 AM

It's that time of year again - the time to decorate, celebrate, and ... injure yourself? If you're starting to decorate for the upcoming holiday season, we've got some safety tips for you to keep in mind as you start to deck the halls.

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Topics: safety

Thanksgiving Safety: Thawing, Preparing, and Cooking Your Turkey

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 24, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Thanksgiving safety is not something that generally comes to mind when you think of the holiday. But one fire chief explains that Thanksgiving is the day when most structure fires occur. While you should always have working smoke detectors, take the extra step to make sure they're working just in case you drip a little too much grease or forget about those biscuits in the oven while you're busy visiting with family.

When you're cooking your Thanksgiving turkey, make sure you know the proper ways to thaw, prep, and cook your turkey so your holiday doesn't go up in smoke.

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Topics: safety

5 Steps to Take Before Closing Up the Cabin for Winter

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Sep 2, 2015 4:27:00 PM

As summer slowly shifts to fall, it's time to think about closing up your cabin. Closing up a seasonal home can seem like a lot of work. We've got a checklist of what you should do before you close up the cabin for winter.

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Topics: home security systems, safety