Nowadays, homeowners can’t be too careful when it comes to the security of their homes. Every homeowner wants only the best security system installed on their property. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you hire only the best surveillance system installers you can find. Unfortunately, when looking for a security company, some less-than-reputable contractors may attempt to scam you. Thankfully, it’s possible to avoid such scams if you know what to watch out for.
Here are five home security sales scams you should be aware of:
They push their way in – When a less-than-reputable security company is trying to scam you, one way they’ll attempt to do so is by pushing their way into your home. They’ll do this by claiming that they need to see your entire house before they can give you a quote, and once they’re inside they’ll refuse to leave until you sign a contract. If a security company attempts to do this, ask them to leave immediately, and if you feel threatened, don’t hesitate to call the police to handle the situation for you.
They demand a quick decision – Some scammers will attempt to get their scam in motion by demanding a quick decision. Usually, they’ll offer you a special, one-time deal, such as a limited-time offer, in hopes of getting you to sign without first carefully considering the deal. Unfortunately, while it may sound like a good deal, they’re rarely legitimate, as reputable companies don’t change their prices on a daily basis. As such, if a security company tries to pull this on you, part ways with them immediately.
They use scare tactics – Alternatively, a security company attempting to scam you may also use scare tactics to get you to sign up for their services. Often, they’ll do so by making up rash stories about burglaries in your neighborhood, and may even go so far as to claim that the house down the street was just targeted. Luckily, as you yourself live in the neighborhood, you should be familiar with the goings on, and if you like you can even ask your neighbors for confirmation about the so-called burglaries.
They offer “free” equipment – On the other hand, if a security company offers you “free” equipment or offers to install a complete alarm system in your home for less than $100, take this as a red flag. Such products usually come with strings attached, such as high monthly monitoring fees for the next three to five years, forcing you to spend large amounts of money in the long run. To make your search for a reliable security and home lighting control installation expert easier, simply turn to WiHome Integration for assistance.
They claim they’re replacing your current company – Finally, if a security company claims that your current company has gone out of business and they’ll be taking their place, turn them away immediately, as this is a scam that will result in you having two contracts with different companies and only one system. If your current company really went out of business, generally they would contact you with a call or letter to notify you of the change.
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