Avoid door to door high pressure salesmen


Across the country, the same story plays out time and time again. A high pressure alarm system salesperson going door to door offers a frightened customer a deal that is too good to be true. Sometimes its a free system in exchange for displaying a yard sign, others its just a special deal or time sensitive offer.

Local authorities concerned citizens are trying to warn potential alarm consumers about the scams. Usually, these offers are also accompanied by a high priced and lengthly monitoring contract for the alarm monitoring service. Sometimes these salespeople are even freelance independent contractors for brand name security companies.

Most reputable alarm system dealers do not agree with the door to door sales model, even when it is done without the deceptive tactics and terrible deals of the most unethical salespeople. The alarm dealer poll from Security System News reinforces the need for greater scrutiny and control of dealers who practice high pressure door to door sales tactics.

If you have been decieved into signing up with a door to door salesperson, know your rights! There are laws in every state that permit a customer who has signed a contract with a door to door salesperson to cancel the contract within three days. If you have fallen victim to this kind of sales tactic by a security system company, make sure you cancel the contract right away.

Make sure that any alarm system salesperson is licensed and from a reputable company. We also advise to never buy a system or sign a contract with a person who has just come to your home for the first time. And of course, shop around! GeoArm offers alarm monitoring services from our state of the art UL central station for as low as $10 per month. Get protected, and know what to look out for!

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  • Pamela

    Thanks for the post. The BBB has a great post with tips and advice on their website for just this growing problem.

  • http://www.kerago.com Daniel Craig

    Hi, I was looking around for a while searching for Security Alarm Company Signs and I happened upon this site and your post regarding oor to door high pressure salesmen | GeoArm's DIY Security Blog, I will definitely this to my Security Alarm Company Signs bookmarks!

  • http://electric-zone.info Ordis

    Most reputable alarm system dealers do not agree with the door to door sales model, even when it is done without the deceptive tactics and terrible deals of the most unethical salespeople.

  • http://www.cablegiant.com Erik Johsnon

    I have been there. Young kids banging on my door trying to sell the best alarm deal. I ended up buying my own Do IT Yourself System and then calling a local company to set up the monitoring. I wanted to go wireless and they look liked they were easy to set up!

  • JP Sammy

    Didn’t know alarm companies used such tactics. Getting a DIY alarm or surveillance camera kit is the way to go.

  • Afellow

    We had a scammer stop by here in Arkansas. Local paper had a helpful column: http://www.carrollconews.com/story/1652624.html

  • http://www.GeoArm.com admin

    We see these stories popping up all over! http://bit.ly/9QyrPk