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Category: Home Security Systems

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 […]

Summer Referral Special

We’re excited to announce that we are running a summer referral special starting today, July 6, and running until August 31, 2018! When you refer someone to Heartland Security and they purchase a new security system, instead of our usual $25 or 2 months free basic monitoring, we will now give you a $50 referral (or a […]

Zigbee Versus Z-wave

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 […]

6 Tips to Save Your Home From a Break-in

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. 1. Store valuables carefully Burglars know the common places people hide their valuables. So think again if you’re storing important documents […]