Better Business Bureau® Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming warns homeowners to be cautious of door-to-door traveling alarm-system salespersons currently making rounds in Wyoming. Homeowners tell BBB that the salespeople often use aggressive tactics to get them to purchase the systems on the spot.
If you are in the market for a home alarm system, your BBB offers the following advice:
Deal only with reputable firms and check them out at wynco.bbb.org.
Don’t be pressured into buying something you don’t want or need. A reputable company will let you check out the offer and compare bids from several installers.
Some companies will offer a “free” alarm system. While the equipment and installation may be free (make sure it’s included in the contract), there is a monthly monitoring fee.
Find out about local building codes and regulations regarding burglar alarms, including costs for false alarms.
Find out if the company you purchase the alarm from is also the company that monitors your system. If not, make sure you obtain the name, address and phone number of the other company.