Smart Homes and Security Systems are No Longer Separate

According to a 2017 Park Associates survey, 75% of all home security installations now include smart home controls and features. So many homeowners now enjoy the convenience of a smart home with a security system hub, it’s incredibly common to include smart home features in security system installations. Buying a home with technology upgrades has […]

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 […]

Employee Spotlight – Dan Johns

This week we’re shining a spotlight on our newest alarm technician, Dan Johns. What is your job title?Alarm Technician What do you do at Heartland Security?Learn from and absorb information from other technicians about installing and repairing security systems. How long have you been with Heartland Security?1 month What’s your favorite thing about working at […]

Heartland Security’s 2017 Holiday Party

Heartland Security celebrated a great 2017 with our employees at our annual holiday party earlier this month. This year’s party had our best attendance yet, with only one of our full-time employees missing! 2017 was a great year for us and we’re thankful for our customers and employees! In 2017, we briefly offered a do-it-yourself […]

How to Get a Santa Alert On Your Smartphone

On Christmas morning, the kids are excited to see that Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk they left out. But did you know your smart home security system can send an alert to your smartphone to show them when Santa dropped off presents? It’s easy to set up and works whether you have […]

Employee Spotlight – Allan Gregory

This week we’re shining a spotlight on our newest employee, Allan Gregory. What is your job title?Customer Service Representative & Scheduler What do you do at Heartland Security?Answer phones, schedule, review reports, and light technical work. How long have you been with Heartland Security?2 months What’s your favorite thing about working at Heartland Security?Working with […]

Security System Contracts: Read the fine print

When you make a major purchase, such as a car, it’s hard to know what additional expenses may come up. The car you saw for $12,000 may end up costing you more around $15,000 after all is said and done. At Heartland Security, we want your security system buying experience to be easy and the […]

Closing Up Your Cabin? Don’t Make This Mistake!

It may not officially be fall yet, but it’s still the right time to think about closing up your cabin! We have a previous blog post, “5 Steps to Take Before Closing Up the Cabin for Winter” that can give you an easy checklist. But if you’ve got a security system (which you should!), here’s one thing […]