Category: Home Security Systems

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Important Safety Topics for Seniors

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 […]

Local and Cooperative-Owned: What makes Heartland Security different

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 […]

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

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. 1. What’s in a standard security system? While there isn’t […]

5 Ways to Make Sure Your House Stays Dry This Spring

If you’re like most people in the Midwest, you’re concerned about flooding when all this snow melts. How can you tell if your house will have water problems? What are some strategies to prevent water from getting inside your home? Spring rain, melting snow, and drains clogged by ice, snow, and debris can easily cause […]

Burglary Statistics from 2018

With the crime numbers in for 2018, if you rank each state from highest amount of crimes to lowest amount, Minnesota came in 36th highest and Iowa was 17th highest. While they are not in the top 10, it can still can be a cause for alarm. Minnesota Minnesota’s burglary rate in 2018 was 336.9 […]