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How to avoid getting scammed on a home alarm system

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Having a good home alarm system is important for both home owners and renters. In 2007 alone, there were over 2.1 million burglary cases reported. That’s an alarming amount of theft. What is amazing is how some home owners actually open their doors to burglars without knowing it. Home owners should always be cautious of home alarm suppliers who come knocking on your door.

Avoid getting scammed on your home alarm system

  • There’s a reason why they try to sell home alarms door to door. When was the last time you heard of a highly reputable company walking its products from one door to another?
  • Federal Law can help you if things go bad. According to the law, you are allowed to cancel a contract struck in a door to door sale. However, such a cancellation can only be done within 3 days of sale. This allows you to report any happenings arising from the contract (in this case regarding the purchase of a home alarm system) to the local authorities so that you get a refund or compensation.
  • Always get all the details. If you are buying an alarm system then you probably want to know how well it suits your needs. Ask them to give you complete details about its capabilities and weaknesses and weigh out if it’s actually beneficial to you. Ask friends and family about their experiences.
  • If you are buying online, ask yourself if you can trust the sources. Are they authorized dealers and can they show proof of that fact? Check the customer reviews section to see what people are saying about the home alarm systems. You should only purchase home alarm systems from reputable distributors.
  • It is also important to take your time when buying. Rushed buying can be quite costly in the long run.
  • Finally, always listen to your intuition. If something tells you that the deal is to good to be true or just doesn’t sound right, it’s probably something you should avoid.

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