"We were having recurring problems with the furnace at our seasonal dwelling. The furnace quit working three times and we were notified when the temperature fell- saving us the possibility of broken pipes and a watery mess. "
Testimonials & Success Stories
"Prior to installing the alarm system, our school was broken into and vandalized significantly twice. Since the alarm has been installed, we haven’t had an incident since 1998."
"Our original plan was to put in a freeze alarm to warn us if the furnace (hot water heat) went out, after parents went to live in town during the winter. We were very pleased with the suggestion, from the technician at Heartland, that we combine a freeze alarm with door alarms and motion detectors. This has been a special gift of security for us, as we received several freeze alarms due to an old furnace that failed many times prior to replacement. Problems with the new furnace also caused several outages the first year, with several alarm calls when the temperatures in the house went below 43 degrees. For 10 years the Heartland Security system continues to monitor the temp and any open doors, while we do not have to worry. The monthly charge (under $20) has remained the same for these 10 years! It is the best thing we have done in the preservation of our family farm! The most memorable event happened one night after our neighbor was done milking: With fogged up glasses and -15 below outside, our neighbor checked our family farmhouse to see how much fuel oil was left in the tank. I received an alarm call about a “man named Doug”, being in the house saying he "was just checking the fuel oil and must have punched in the wrong number". When I received the call (150 miles away), they had Doug on the farm home phone, so I could hear his plead "My glasses were so foggy I must have punched in a wrong number and I didn't hear the phone and now I forgot the code word!" The dispatcher then informed me they had notified the police who were on their way; because our neighbor did not answer the phone the first time they called the farmhouse (he was in the basement and far away from a phone, so did not hear it). They had dialed the phone at the farm again and Doug answered. When I told them Doug was okay and had a key to the house, the dispatcher called the police, while I was still on the line, and cancelled the "burglar alarm" per my order. I was amazed at how perfectly the system worked and it sealed our confidence in the entire setup. "
"I am the one that needs the security system. My family thinks I’m just a worrier. They humor me. When we installed it, we added the sump monitor. We never had a sump pump- the sump hole had dust! One night it rained over 7 inches in half an hour. At approximately 2am, I woke to a strange alarm noise. It was the sump monitor. My husband rigged up a way to divert the water until morning when we purchased a pump. The monitor saved my basement. Who’s laughing now!"
"We signed up for Heartland when our 2nd son was about 10 years old. He was so frightened of “break-ins” as we live in a small town and he had heard of the real break-ins that were happening in town. He was so scared that “someone would break in and take him”. We tried everything to help. Heartland Security took away his fears and let him sleep in peace and not be afraid. We tell everyone this great story. Thank you for helping us with our precious kids! "
Jon Watson, David Watson, CEO Jeremiah Watson, and Timothy Watson are glad to have a Heartland security system. (image)
When installing a security system, one hopes it is never needed. However, as Jeremiah Watson, CEO of Watson Recycling of Rochester found out, it sure comes in handy.
“In January of this year, we had Heartland Security install a system in our new building on Highway 52 near Oronoco and in our original facility on North Broadway in Rochester. We felt that the new facility’s location necessitated a security system. In June, we received a call from the local police that the alarm had gone off. When they arrived at the facility, the perpetrator had apparently been scared off by the loud alarm and left the scene. Video surveillance gave the police a clear view of the man; they recognized him and picked him up a short time later,” said Watson.
The system worked perfectly. In the best case scenario, a would be transgressor is deterred by the signs... Read More
Metal salvage might not seem exciting to you, but just spend an hour with Chris Bickmann of R & R Auto and Metal Salvage east of Litchfield and you’ll leave as excited about the business as he is.
“We’re young, energetic, aggressive, and we want to grow,” Chris said sitting in his office with windows that overlook the brisk activity on the salvage yard.
Chris and co-owner Marvin Karels purchased the business in 2006. The “mom and pop” business had existed from the 1950’s and sat on five acres. Since then, R & R (for Recycling and Recovery) has purchased an additional 10 acres with plans to grow by adding more services, infrastructure and personnel.
“We plan to become a full-service recycling location handling everything from pop cans and cars to industrial, commercial and agricultural metal salvage and adding a processing facility as well,” Chris explained. “That facility will take recyclable materials, sort, clean, separate and get them ready for the... Read More
State-of-the-art security systems along with video surveillance equipment were recently installed by Heartland Security at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.
When Howard County Fair Board member Tom Barnes was looking for security options for the Fairgrounds in Cresco, one of his top priorities was to try and stay local with their security needs. One of the obvious benefits with staying local is the service and being able to get ahold of someone when you need service as opposed to one of the nationally advertised security companies who are typically at east 3-4 hours away. The Howard County Fair Board has a long relationship with Hawkeye REC and he knew that they were an owner of Heartland Security Services, which provides alarm/security, video surveillance, and card access systems throughout northern Iowa and southern and central Minnesota.
Barnes met with Heartland Security’s Regional Sales Manager Tom Vega to review their needs and options for security. In... Read More