We’ve all heard stories about the different scams that can be played on trusting or unsuspecting consumers. One of the latest scams that has come to our attention has to do with our security industry. In the last few years, there have been several “home security companies” who have moved into our local communities. These “companies” employ high-pressure sales techniques and often target senior citizens who may not be up to date on what their “security company’s
current protocol actually is. These people may say that they are from a major security company (even from Allied Fire and Security) and they may even use a well-known brand of products (such as Honeywell or GE Security). They claim to have a better product or even to know about a problem with your current system. They may require you to sign an expensive contract. Do not listen to them!
A real security company (not just Allied, but any of the major and professional home security companies) will never force you to sign a contract. We will never try to pressure you into purchasing something or forcing our way into your home. If you have ANY question about who a salesperson or repairperson is, it is always best to be safe than sorry. Please call your local Allied branch and we will help you to verify their identity.
As a reminder, NEVER let a stranger into your home if you feel uncomfortable with them or believe that they may be part of a larger con or scam.