These sellers often spread misleading or false statements to obtain a signature on a new alarm monitoring contract, said Richard Ginsburg, president and CEO of Alert 360.
TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB)
April 22, 2019
Alert 360, the fifth largest provider of home security and smart home automation systems in the United States, reminds homeowners to be on the lookout for door-to-door home security salespeople who use deceptive sales tactics to Access your home, bank account or home alarm system.
"While most home security service providers are highly reliable and reliable, some alarm companies seek out new customers through aggressive door-to-door sales and target households with security signs. These vendors often spread misleading or false statements to obtain a signature on a new alarm monitoring contract, "said Richard Ginsburg, president and CEO of Alert 360." Fortunately, it can be easy to detect deceptive vendors based on the approach they use. . "
According to Alert 360, which has been installing and monitoring home security systems for more than 45 years, vendors seeking scams from owners often tell alarm owners that their current provider no longer supervises the system, has been bought, sold or gone out of business. or that the equipment is outdated and needs updating. The objective of these deceptive security sales tactics is to obtain the signature of the owner of the home in a new contract and adjust the alarm system, changing it to a new monitoring center. These actions often cause a customer to receive a double bill and a contract with two suppliers.
"Alert 360 has been protecting families, homes and businesses for almost half a century, and we take very seriously the trust our customers place in us," said Ginsburg. "Each year, we remind our clients of these fraudulent security sales tactics, as well as work with those who have been approached or scammed. We understand that companies that use these aggressive sales tactics cause huge inconveniences and care about our customers. Our goal is to raise as many alarm clients as possible to the home of these unfortunate tactics. "
Protect yourself from door-to-door fraud and get to know these common security scam tactics:
Working with their clients, Alert 360 has put together the most common used phrases, false statements or tactics used by home security scammers. The company advises owners to distrust anyone who:
It tells you that your alarm provider is no longer in business, the area is no longer useful or sold to your company;
- He asks you to sign a new contract to ensure that your safety continues;
- Request access to your system;
- Declares that the residential security system has been removed from the market and requires its replacement or update that day;
- Show your documents to support claims that need access to your system;
- Use high pressure tactics to force you to make a decision at the moment and not allow you to verify all the details before signing a contract;
- Appear for a service call without scheduling an appointment in advance;
- Provide a different phone number than the one you normally use to communicate with your security or monitored alarm system company;
- Refuses to provide a business card or contact information for the company; or
- It does not give you time to call your own provider to verify if service is needed on your system or if there is a representative in the area.
To protect your home and neighborhood from suspicious door-to-door activities, Alert 360 recommends that you report the alleged fraud to your residential security provider, the Better Business Bureau in your state, and to the local police or sheriff. Alert 360 customers are encouraged to visit the company's scam alert site for more information or to report any suspicious behavior. Alert 360 customers can also call the company at 1-888-642-4567.
"Not everyone who visits your home is bad or tries to trick you into signing a contract on the spot," Ginsburg said. "However, it is good to know how to identify suspicious activities, such as someone trying to obtain information from your bank account, signing a new contract or access to your home and security system.
"We hope that this information will help Alert 360 customers and all home security users to have peace of mind and tranquility, knowing that they are prepared if someone uninvited arrives at the front door with confusing information."
About Alert 360:
Since January 2018, the company has acquired 11 alarm businesses. During that time, Alert 360 won nearly 22,000 accounts in the acquisition of alarm accounts. Acquisitions and funds from the alarm account occurred in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
Click on the following link to get more information about our acquisition of the alarm account Program. Throughout the country, there are more than 200 authorized distributors of Alert 360.
To learn how Alert 360 can help you increase sales of security systems and smart home automation services and connect with the Alert 360 Dealer Program team.
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Alert 360 news from branches across the country:
Alert 360 Home Security – Austin, TX: We recently introduced our new Alert 360 access control solution for small and medium businesses in Austin and throughout our service area. The solution integrates with our existing user interface that controls security, video, lights, thermostats and more. Our customers can now control / view all this from a single application. Our sales and operations team demonstrated our products and services at the Palmer Event Center for show technology.
Alert 360 Home Security – Dallas, TX: North Texas is the eighth fastest growing metropolitan area in the country with corporations like Toyota, State Farm and Liberty Mutual, moving here and carrying thousands of employees. This demographic and industry explosion has greatly increased the demand for our security and automation packages. To meet that demand, we have added security consultants and sales leadership to our Dallas office. We were at the Texas Home and Garden Show last weekend and the interest in our security and automation solutions was incredible. Thanks to everyone who visited us. Our Dallas office also has the Access Control System certification, so we can provide customized security solutions for homeowners or businesses of almost any size.
Alert 360 Home Security – Fort Worth, TX: We recently expanded our ability to provide additional services to commercial customers by certifying to offer our new Alert 360 intelligent access control solution. Users can now remotely manage all controlled access points in their business through our Alert application. 360 that also manages security, video and energy management. The technology allows customers to lock and unlock doors from a mobile device, receive alerts and video notifications when doors open outside of a schedule, forced or open.
Alert 360 Home Security – Houston, TX North: Alert 360 is part of our community and serves approximately 25,000 residential and commercial customers in the Houston North metropolitan area. Educating our neighbors on how to protect what matters most to them is our number one priority and we were only at the demonstrations of Katy, Sugarland, Cypress and Montgomery County Home to do just that. All of our employees have bail, insured, fingerprints, drug tests and Texas state licenses, plus they live here, so you can always trust that they will be in your home or business. With more than 100 years of experience in employee safety, we are experts in the design and installation of intelligent security and automation systems for homes and businesses.
Alert 360 Home Security – Houston, TX South: Alert 360 has two offices in Houston to guarantee a punctual and quality service; No matter what the traffic situation is like! We are one of the largest providers of residential services and Commercial security providers in the metropolitan area of South Houston.. All local employees are linked, fingerprinted, insured, drug tested and licensed by the state of Texas. Our team of security consultants are experts in the design of customized systems from the most basic but effective solutions to the most complex and personalized ones. Whether you need security, access control or video surveillance systems, we have more than 100 years of experience in employee safety that you can rely on.
Alert 360 Home Security – Kansas City, KS: We recently added additional installation and service technicians to maintain our record of service excellence on time as demand for our new Alert 360 access control solution increases. We are also interested in adding a more experienced security professional to our team All of our employees live in the communities we serve. We were at the Johnson County Home & Garden Show and met with potential new and existing customers. We had demonstrations of how all of our security, video, power management and remote locking / unlocking devices can be controlled by our Alert 360 mobile application.
Alert 360 Home Security – Oklahoma City, OK: The branch was started by Rick Hunter, who opened the office in OKC and managed it for more than 15 years until he retired at the end of last year. We were the first office in Alert 360 to be fully certified to offer our New Alert 360 access control solution and the response from customers has been incredible. We were at Oklahoma City Home & Outdoor Living show from March 22nd to 24th and will be at OKC Women's Expo with a Cause from May 4 to 5 to showcase all of our industry-leading security solutions for homes and businesses.
Alert 360 Home Security – Phoenix, AZ: The show season at home is here in Arizona. The weather is typically a perfect 75 on average. Our Phoenix Alert 360 team was present at the following events: Spring Home & Landscape show in Glendale, The Ostrich Festival in Chandler, The Pinal County Fair, The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival. In April, we were at the Phoenix Pride Festival on April 6 and 7, and at the Maricopa County Fair from April 10 to 14 at the AZ Fairgrounds in Phoenix. We loved meeting you!
Alert 360 Home Security – Sacramento, CA: The Sacramento Alert 360 branch has always been one of the largest residential security providers in the area, but it has quickly become a leader in commercial security in Northern California and the Bay Area! We have also been busy in several shows; More recently, we attended Cal Expo, where we met many excellent people and generated a lot of interest in meeting with our local security professionals. The demand created for our Alert 360 video surveillance and recording systems was tremendous and we are excited about all the demonstrations on the site that we have configured to show the features of this customized video solution.
Alert 360 Home Security – San Antonio, TX: Our branch is one of the largest home security providers in the San Antonio area. We were at the Alamo Dome at the end of February and it was one of the busiest stands. As always, our high-resolution Alert 360 video security cameras and our recording equipment were a great success! Our office has more than 100 years of home security and commercial alarms. We have been busy installing access control systems and we look forward to another great year!
Alert 360 Home Security – San Diego, CA: Alert 360 has been in San Diego for more than a decade and our new office now has full staff, additional installers, service technicians and security consultants. We continue our service to our existing loyal customers and to help more homeowners and businesses protect what matters most. We had a great weekend at the Del Mar Home & Garden Show with a lot of interest in the Alert 360 packages that include keyless entry and video door entry cameras. Our corporate office recently sent an evaluation brochure to our clients and we are receiving an excellent response and really getting to know our clients. Looking for an exceptional 2019!
Alert 360 Home Security – Sarasota, FL: The Sarasota branch has been really busy. We install home security systems and alarm systems for companies in Sarasota, Braden Tampa Pinellas County and even Fort Myers. We were at the Sarasota Home Show in January and we have several shows to come. Our office offers the whole range of security for the home from the basic installation to the video surveillance cameras and the most involved access control. We look forward to talking with you about your security and alarm needs!
Alert 360 Home Security – Springfield, MO: The Alert 360 branch in Springfield is highly trained to provide our customers with the best customized security solutions that include home automation at a very affordable price. This allows our clients to take advantage of the most sophisticated technology available to meet their needs and fit their budget. Alert 360 is always looking for ways to expand our services to provide value to our customers and our new access control solution for small and medium businesses. It does that All our systems are controlled remotely with our Alert 360 mobile application. Our staff is made up of permanent employees who are dedicated to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are confident that our service Local and our extended warranty program are the best in the industry.
Alert 360 Home Security – Tulsa, OK: We had a very good participation in the "Tulsa Lawn and Landscape Show" that took place in Downtown at the Cox Business Center on February 15 and 17. Everyone was very enthusiastic about our biggest show, "The Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show," March 7-10 at the River Spirit Expo in Expo Square. We enjoy the great assistance of people. We had the configuration of our Home Screen right in the middle of an island of 20 x 20 & # 39; with our experience center & # 39; practical & # 39; for potential customers and existing customers who visited and saw first-hand all our products and services we have to offer! In addition, as always, there was no shortage of the Alert 360 Balloons that sprout from our Balloon Tree for all children, not even adults, that are transported and exhibited throughout the free space of 446,400 square feet columns under a ceiling suspended by cables , The Expo square! We are also a certified access control office of Alarm.com.
Alert 360 Home Security – Wichita, KS: We met with a lot of excellent people and businesses at the WABA Home Show in mid-February, and at the Lawn and Garden Show this past weekend. We also have a fun installation stand at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson this year! We have a large sales and technology team with more than 100 years of experience in the security industry. We have also been certified to sell and install our new Alert 360 card access control system. We install alarm / security systems that can be customized to fit any size of home or business.
Founded in 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and evolving from Guardian Security Systems and Central Security Group, Alert 360 is one of the oldest licensed alarm monitoring providers in the country. Today, the company is the fifth largest provider of monitored security and smart home solutions for homes in the United States. Alert 360 operates a customer service and monitoring center in Tulsa, Okla., And has offices in 17 cities.
Alert 360 full line of home security camerasBusiness security, energy management, intelligent home automation services include Alert 360 interactive security, a free mobile application, smart home video, remote access, water detection devices, video doorbells, alarm monitoring 24 hours, 7 days a week. Alert 360 also offers professional installation or integration of connected devices, such as sprinkler systems, thermostats, sound systems, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more.
Get more information at Alert360.com. The company has achieved the designation of alarm monitoring Five Diamond and has been named as 2016 Inc. 5000 "fastest growing private company in the United States" and "Best places to work in Oklahoma" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.