Decades of experience you can rely on to secure, monitor and protect your home or business.

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Our company may be over 90 years old, but our security methods are not.

For decades we’ve grown to meet and exceed customers’ needs, with next-generation technology in security and locksmith solutions to keep your families, homes and businesses safe.

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About Us

Your safety is our business.

Same great company, better coverage and more solutions.

Founded in 1927 Strauss Security Solutions secures families and businesses in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. As a full service security and locksmith company Strauss has a commitment to quality and excellence. Technology changes at a rapid rate, it is important for us to stay on top of the latest and greatest to keep you safe, secure and connected.

In 2019, Strauss merged with SEi (Security Equipment Inc.) headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with offices in Des Moines, Iowa City, Lincoln Nebraska and Kansas City. SEi and Strauss have many parallels while offering unique services. For more than 50 years, SEi has been a full service security provider securing homes and businesses across the Midwest. Together SEi and Strauss offer the highest quality customer experience while bringing together more than 140 years of experience.

Call us today at 515-276-7030, to learn how Strauss can safeguard your home or business.

Services

Partnering for success.

Secure and automate your home or business, YOUR way!

Alarm Systems

Safeguard your home or business with a fully integrated video surveillance system, providing on-the-go mobile control.

Fire Systems

Monitoring smoke systems ensure that first responders are quickly alerted to an emergency and can arrive within minutes, even when you’re away.

Video Surveillance

Monitor your premises, anytime, anywhere from your smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet, with our advanced security camera systems from leading brands.

Access Control

The perfect combination of security and convenience by allowing access to areas of your home or business, eliminating the need to hand out keys.

Life Safety

Life saving fire prevention and safety monitoring provides peace of mind and prevents excessive damage to your home/business with 24/7 coverage.

Automation / Energy Management

Simple, mobile and enjoyable – automate your life with advanced integrated systems and smart apps to power your lifestyle.

Locksmith Services

Speedy, efficient and professional residential and commercial locksmith services include lock repair/replace, re-key services and high security keys.

Safes

Be protected in the event of a fire or burglary. From wall safes to vault doors to lock boxes and key keepers, we offer many sizes to suit your needs.

Home Door Hardware and Accessories

The wide selection of residential door hardware, handles, pulls, hinges, door knockers and kick plates can give your home a new look at a low cost.

Cabinetry Hardware

Strauss has all of the designer cabinetry hardware you have been dreaming of from top designs and finishes, perfect for retrofitting your current kitchen.

Bath Hardware

Give your bathroom the look you have always wanted by refreshing with our stylish bath hardware handles, custom pulls and knobs for big impact.

Medical Alert Systems

With medical alert, help is there at the touch of a button 24/7, providing additional support to remain independent with safety, security, and comfort.

Why Strauss

Reliable protection you want, experience you need.

The safety and security of the people and buildings we protect and the communities where we live drives us to deliver the best for every client, every time.

Advanced Security Systems

As a full-service security and locksmith company, we use the latest in reliable, technically advanced access control systems that are designed to protect your property, all on-the-go, customized to you.

Total Approach

We provide a complete security system for your home or business, identifying potential weaknesses, installing new locks and ensuring that all avenues of intrusion are covered.

Proven Track Record

Strauss Security Solutions is a family-owned, and operated. With over 90 years in the security business under our belt, it’s safe to say we know how to keep you safe!

Faster Emergency Response

When every second counts, be protected whether you are at home or away with SEi’s Five Diamond certified, UL listed Customer Care Center 24/7.

Highly Trained Professionals

We understand our success depends on the support of an amazing staff. This is why we are committed to hiring and training the best.

Best in Customer Service

We have built our reputation on providing the best in customer service when it comes to the purchasing and installation of our security systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to help.

For additional questions please call our office at 515-276-7030.

Can I access my Strauss System with my Smart Phone/Tablet or Computer?

Absolutely! Today’s newer systems can be accessed in ways that were never before possible. Systems can now be armed remotely, send email and text notifications, and can be integrated with cameras for remote viewing. If you are interested in these features, or to check compatibility with your system, please contact your security consultant or call our office at 515-276-7030.

Will My Strauss System Work with VoIP?

Security systems do not work with VoIP services, and Strauss Security Solutions does not recommend the use of them for your alarm system. Since VoIP services are only as reliable as the internet connection they depend on, the reliability of the phone lines can fluctuate throughout the day as bandwidth is adjusted by your internet provider. Security systems also still use dial-up connections (similar to a fax machine) in order to make their calls, which can be interrupted on a high-speed internet line. Strauss Security Solutions highly recommends that any customer using VoIP also purchase a cellular communicator for their alarm system.

How Do I Test My Strauss System?

You can call Strauss Security Central Station at 1-877-252-7659 and ask to put your system on test. Our operators are available 24 hours a day. You may then send a signal and we can check to make sure it was received. You should test your system monthly to verify proper operation.

What is an alarm ‘Password’?

A ‘password’ is a simple word or phrase chosen by the customer to cancel the dispatch of authorities in the event of a false alarm. It should be a word that is easy to remember but hard for others to guess. Your password should NEVER be obvious to others around you.

How do I Change My Contact Info?

Please call our office with your current password and we will be happy to update your information. Remember, for security reasons, we cannot update your information without current password verification.

What If I Have Forgotten My Password?

If you have forgotten your password, call our Customer Care Center at 1-877-252-7659, we will be happy to assist you with choosing a new one.

Can I Change the Person Strauss Calls When I Am Away?

Yes, we can temporarily change your contact information. Call our customer care center at 1-877-252-7659with the dates and information for a temporary call list.​

Does Strauss Provide a Warranty Service?

Every alarm system monitored by Strauss Security Solutions is given an initial warranty term of 90 days. Strauss Security Solutions does offer extended care plans for additional monthly charges. If you are interested, please reach out to your security consultant or call us at 515-276-7030.

How Can I Get a Manual For My System?

Please call our office and we can email a manual to you in PDF form.

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My Trouble Light is On. What Should I Do?

The trouble light is an indicator that your alarm system senses a problem that needs attention. It is usually a minor issue, such as a low system battery, however it can also be an indicator of a much more serious issue. If you are unsure of the problem, please call us at 515-276-7030 and we will assist you.

Can I get My Bill Via Email?

Yes, we can email your bill to you if you would like. Please call our office at 515-276-7030 with a valid email address.

Do I Have to Register My Alarm System?

In an effort to reduce false alarms, several cities and counties around the country are requiring security system owners to register their systems with the police department.

How Do I Register My System?

Each city and county has a different process to register your alarm system. To find out how to register your alarm system, call your local police/fire station.

Why Did it Take the Police So long to Arrive After The Alarm Went Off?

Many police departments prioritize which types of events their officers will dispatch to. When this happens, the police response time may be hindered even though your alarm system dispatched immediately. Once the call is made to the police department, the responsibility lies with the authorities. In a situation where you believe that the police were slow to respond to a dispatch we recommend that you contact your police station to inquire.

Can I get New Yard Signs or Stickers?

We will be glad to drop off or mail you a replacement sign or stickers. Just give us a call.

How Do I Get After Hours Help?

Call our office at 515-276-7030 and our helpful after-hours technician can help you with any emergency situations. Emergency technicians are available 7am to 9pm.

Call 515-276-7030 today for a FREE security quote or fill out the form to get started now.

Strauss provides customers home and business security that’s unmatched anywhere else.

What Our Client’s Say

"In about 5 minutes or so I had 3 new keys!"

“Had a old file cabinet lock with no key. Love these guys. Plus these are one of the few places that do USPS keys.”

Mark Nielson

"Wonderful service, great products!"

“Strauss always has a prompt response when questions arise and they have been patient with us while we learn our new security system. I would HIGHLY recommend this company!”

Marilyn Anderson