Author: Alexa Sandbakken

Employee Spotlight – Niki Hill

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our newest medical alarm installation technicians. This week’s Employee Spotlight features Niki Hill, a medical alert technician in the Cresco, IA area. 1. What is your job title? Medical Alarm Installation Technician 2. What do you do at Heartland Security? I install and service customer’s medical alert equipment. 3. […]

Environmental Sensors: Temperature Sensors and Smoke Detectors

Temperature Sensors When you’re away from your home, you want to have peace of mind that your place will be fine. But what if the furnace stops working at the cabin during winter? Temperature sensors can alert you to extreme conditions and keep you from costly damages and loss. The first kind of temperature sensors […]

Problems with a Security System: Beeping

One of our employees recently attended a meeting at the building of a non-profit and noticed something a little strange while they were there. The building had just been opened and the alarm system disarmed for the meeting. But the alarm system kept beeping. Three beeps every minute for an hour. We asked “Why is […]

DIY Cameras vs. Professionally Installed Cameras

With so many different security camera options on the market, it can be hard to know what kind is right for you. Should you try to install cameras yourself or have a professional security company install cameras? We’ll list below the pros and cons of do-it-yourself (DIY) cameras versus professionally installed cameras. DIY Cameras Pros: […]

Employee Spotlight – Josh Taylor

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on an employee to help you get to know us better. This week’s Employee Spotlight features one of newer security technicians, Josh Taylor. 1. What is your job title? Security Technician 2. What do you do at Heartland Security? I install service panels and sensors, 3G to 4G LTE cell upgrades, pull […]

Trip Wire Alerts

The latest security cameras from use video analytics technology that helps pinpoint only the events that matter to you. This technology can recognize the difference between important activity versus other events. Rather than get alerted every time something moves, you can set up your preferences to alert you for only what you want to see. With […]

Video Analytics – Ground Zone Alerts

With video analytics from, you can have smarter video. With video analytics, you can create rules to make zones around your home to notify you of activity. These “ground zones” are best for observing specific areas where activity is important but unpredictable, like porches or backyards. When a “ground zone” is crossed,’s smart […]

A New New Year’s Resolution

It’s been 3 weeks since the new year began and that is how long experts say it takes to make and keep a change in your life. If you made a New Year’s resolution and might have broken it already, that’s fine! How about a New Year’s resolution that is easier to keep up with […]

Business Security Systems during COVID-19

As we find ourselves in a situation previously unlike anything most of us have experienced, we’re facing times of great uncertainty. It’s hard to know what next week or next month may look like. With that in mind, Heartland Security is trying to make it easier for business owners to get security systems when they […]