Believe it or not, some security system outfits feel the best way to sell you their product is to show up at your home unannounced. A total stranger flashes some bit of identification, acting friendly, and asks to be
let in your home.
Now, what’s wrong with this picture? A stranger is at the door, usually an employee flown in for
the summer. You don’t know this person and this person doesn’t know you. Yet you’re supposed to let him inside so you can discuss how your home would benefit from a security system. It bears repeating that in the Valley last summer, a man was impersonating a security alarm salesperson and approaching homes for undetermined reasons. And if that weren’t bad enough, even the legitimate salespeople get
complaints. According to a Frontiersmanarticle, police are called when door-to-door
salespeople and their overbearing tactics become a nuisance. (For more information, read the article here.
So, we all know it will probably happen this summer. Even though it’s illegal to solicit door-to-door in Palmer, for example, many security alarm salespeople disregard the law and did it anyway. Regardless of where you live, chances are, someone will come knocking on your door soon. Hopefully he’s just a salesperson. If so, he’ll probably try to tell you he has the latest and greatest thing for you to buy. Since
Guardian never sends salespeople to your door without an appointment, and since Guardian is always local, and in the state year-round, you know it isn’t us. And chances are, if they say they have a better deal than the agreement you have with us, they are wrong. Guardian takes the safety and security of our customers very seriously, and highly recommends that all exterior doors remain locked, even when you are home.
Guardian also recommends proceeding cautiously when a stranger with no local connections asks to come in your house, because the given reason could be a ruse, and the actual motive could be criminal. Of course, parents should caution children to never open the door while the parents are away from home or occupied in other parts of the house. We can’t stop people from trying to make a buck, and summer is the time when other security system companies come around, canvassing neighborhoods, making
promises, and giving us the hard sell. Just remember that Guardian is locally owned, competitively priced, and always has your safety and security in mind. That creepy guy on your doorstep? That’s not us.
It’s up to you whether you let him in.