While home security systems cannot stop door-to-door scams from occurring, they can help you protect your family from being a victim of theft. Salespeople are more likely to come to your home during the day to sell you a product, including fraudulent home security services. This unethical tactic is done to confuse you about your current home security system services; or to get you to signup for a new security system with “their company.” You will need to be aware of these scams, because it is one way that intruders force themselves into your home, before they attempt to steal your personal property.
Some of these door-to-door salesmen also ask for your security information, hoping to return and burglarize your property while you are not at home. Always be cautious before you open your door to any salesman. Before unlocking your door, ask to see identification from the salesman, which will allow you to see what company he is representing. A reputable company will notify you to schedule an appointment before coming to your home. Be very skeptical if the salesman insists on checking your security system, or offering to upgrade the services and equipment for free. Before taking the word of the salesman, call your security provider to verify any claims.
It is imperative that you only make changes to your account with a verified representative; therefore, you should always call to speak with the service provider, and never give out your security codes or information to a salesman. You can contact your home security system provider 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. Having a home security system installed on your property will protect you from potential threats, including scammers.
If you do not have home security services and wish to learn more about protecting your family from potential door-to-door scams, contact us online, or call us at 203-785-0300.