MaryJo and Jim Hull

The Hulls have been customers with Schmidt Security Pro since the technology was introduced in the 1990s. Initially they didn’t think they needed a system, but it’s come in handy over the past 23 years. 

On a winter day 18 years ago, MaryJo Hull and her husband Jim walked outside of their home, located a quarter mile back off a main road and found footprints in the snow. The heavy prints, which belonged to neither of them, circled the house in a desperate search for a way in. When the intruder realized they wouldn’t be able to make it inside the house, they walked off, unfortunately breaking into the Hull’s next-door neighbor’s house instead.

Little did that intruder know that had they stepped any closer to the Hull’s house, a motion sensor would have gone off and notified the local authorities.

The Hulls have been customers with Schmidt Security Pro since the technology was introduced in the 1990s. Initially they didn’t think they needed a system, but it’s come in handy over the past 23 years. 

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Schmidt Security Pro offers many security services, but today’s most desired feature is having remote access with a smart phone app.

“They always let you know what's new and that it is available if we want it, but they don’t push,” MaryJo said referring to Schmidt Security Pro. “I don't know that we have ever gone with something they’ve recommended that we were not pleased with.”

“The safety and security of our customers is what matters most,” according to Brian Schmidt, President of Schmidt Security Pro and Schmidt Fire. “It is very important for us to offer the most trusted technology solutions, but we also understand that everyone’s needs are different.  Our goal is to work closely and develop a partnership with our customers so that we can grow and evolve with their needs.” 

MaryJo and Jim Hull started with a system on the basic doors, and then had a driveway alarm installed. Since then, they built a barn in the backyard, which Schmidt Security also secured for them. 

“I feel very confident that they are not going to just sell something to try and just make a profit off of it. They are going to sell it only to their customers if they think it actually would improve their security,” MaryJo said. 

Schmidt Security Pro offers many security services, but today’s most desired feature is having remote access with a smart phone app. Homeowners gain the greatest peace of mind by knowing what is happening when they aren’t home. Using military grade 2-way encryption, homeowners can view video cameras remotely, answer video doorbells remotely, and capture images each time the security code is entered.  Additionally, smart phones can be used for touchless disarming, receiving activity alerts (such as a video clip being recorded) and changing settings when away from home.

Beyond security systems and video cameras, additional offerings from Schmidt Security Pro include automated lighting, thermostats, door locks, smoke detectors and water sensors to ensure that the home is efficiently managed.  

Trent Douglas, a customer of Schmidt Security Pro for three years now, started off with an in-home system for his doors and windows. Before 2020, he upgraded to automatic light systems and installed outside cameras.

“I work a lot of overnight shifts in the winter and I'm unpredictable,” Douglas said. “So when I'm not home, it’s basically a peace of mind for myself and for my family to know that they have more security at the house,” Douglas said.

Douglas and his family primarily use their smart phones to manage their security. They can arm their security system, see when their kids are home from school, disarm the alarm for when a friend or family member needs to stop by, and receive activity alerts. Up to 75 videos can be stored for Douglas to review and save for future use.

On top of having peace of mind for his family and himself, Douglas appreciates the reliability offered. Whatever small problem he has, he calls tech support and they are immediately there to answer his questions or come out to his house within two days.

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Schmidt Security Pro offers more than security systems and video cameras.  

“The first level of response is the Schmidt Security Pro help desk which is able to resolve many customer issues remotely without an on-site visit,” Schmidt explained. “When an onsite visit is required, the office will confirm the appointment with a text message and our certified technician will get the issue resolved quickly with minimal disruption to a customer’s already busy schedule.” 

Schmidt Security Pro’s customer service resonates with Douglas.

“We go to sleep easy, we wake up easy knowing that everything's secure and we come home in the afternoon or in the evening knowing that the house is secure,” Douglas said. 

Visit Schmidt Security online and request free a quote today. 

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Tierra Thomas is the Thrive Reporter for Richland Source and Content Specialist for Source Brand Solutions. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Journalism. When she's not writing news, she's writing fiction or taking photos.