Staying Aware: Avoiding Scam Artist Home Security Salespeople

Nothing is more important and precious than your family and being able to keep them safe within the home; home security is very important, and should never be taken lightly. With that being said, there are many people who may appear to have you and your family’s best interest at heart, but their true intentions couldn’t be further from that.

Awareness is part of safety education and gaining knowledge can keep you and your family well protected. It’s important to be aware of the fact that there are companies that send people out to go door to door to harass, intimidate and try to convince people that the system or security service or product they’re selling is necessary and will help them. Here are some famous lines they may say to try to convince you:

“1: “I am a marketing Rep from (insert alarm company here) and am just doing some marketing in your neighborhood today.”

2: “I’m just in the neighborhood talking to a couple of particular families in the area, seeing if they will help (alarm company) market their new product line thats just come out.”

3: “What we do is give families this free equipment to put in their home, and all we ask is they put our little sign out in front of their yard. Thats it. That way, our sales department can have some product in the area to point to as examples. We are willing to take the hit, if you are willing to help us out.”

4: “All this equipment will cover your home and give you an extra sense of security in this area. Now, this area isn’t a bad area at all, but there have been a few reports in the news of some home invasions recently.””

Understand that no reputable, honest and authentic security company would ever try to acquire new clients this way. Always do your research, ask questions if you don’t feel comfortable and most importantly never let a stranger into your home with any type of security system.