Door to door alarm sales are nothing new. They have been going on for years. The gig works like this: a young, aggressive sales person knocks on your door and talks with you about a home alarm system. That is where everything starts to go gray and it all comes down to a who-said-what-and-did-what type of thing. Finding the best home alarm system usually requires homework up front, not being surprised by a door to door salesperson.
Regarding Ohio home alarm systems, you want to be sure that you do your research ahead of time and not be surprised by a sales person knocking on your door. Consider this entry by one Ohio River Valley blogger:
East Liverpool residents need to be aware that con artists are currently working the neighborhoods. An APX home security representative knocked on my door Thursday evening and immediately began asking for personal information and details about the security of my home, all the while insisting that I live in a high crime area that he claimed is getting worse.
Before I knew it, he was filling out a purchase order in my name that included thousands of dollars worth of “free” home-security equipment.
I became suspicious quickly and decided to listen to his pitch, but once I started asking questions about him and his company, he got a bit testy. His answers to my questions were evasive and made little sense. When I kept refusing to give him personal information for the purchase agreement form, he became defensive and belligerent.
The blogger goes on to call out the alarm company, but the truth is that most alarm companies with door to door sales people pretty much do the same type of thing — so I don’t know that it is a company specific problem.