Category: Business Security

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 […]

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 […]

3 Reasons You Should Have Video Surveillance For Your Business

No matter what kind of business you have, there is a camera system that can help you protect your assets and employees. Whether it’s a remote area like a construction site or a small business inside a larger building, video surveillance can prevent loss and liability and give you peace of mind. There are indoor […]

Burglar Alarms or Security Cameras: Which is better?

We are often asked by customers which one of these is the better option for security.  Before you decide which option is better for your home or business, you must first decide what you want the system to do for you. Are you wanting to watch over your premises and perhaps identify persons or vehicles […]

Pros and Cons of a Security System

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 […]

How Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Card Access System

If you’ve got a business with a card access control system, you should know how Daylight Savings Time can affect your system. Daylight Savings Time lets us fall back an hour, but your card access system may do the same. Below we explain how to prevent that from happening and what to do if the clocks in […]

What Happens When Your Security System Alarm Goes Off?

This is often the first question we hear from people considering a security system. When you’re thinking about getting a security system, you don’t want the police knocking down your door if you accidentally trigger the alarm. With 2-call verification, the chances of the police coming out for a false alarm are reduced. When your […]

Panic Buttons in a Business Security System

Panic buttons, or personal emergency alarm buttons, are buttons that can be pushed in case of an emergency that will notify a response center that help is needed immediately. In a business setting, panic buttons are typically used in case of a robbery. However, other institutions may want panic buttons, such as courthouses. 2 kinds […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Business From Being Burglarized

Business security systems are an important part of protecting your livelihood and your employees. Businesses are encountering bolder criminals and more frequent burglaries. Rochester recently had 47 businesses burglarized in 3 months, while a St. Cloud business had burglars use tools to break through a wall to steal electronics and merchandise. What can you do to protect your business? […]

Sirens and Strobes in a Security System

Written by Chuck Amundson 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 […]