Category: Security in the News

Selling Home Security Gets Tougher for Some Alarm Companies Using Telemarketing

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Selling home security is a highly competitive business. First of all, there roughly 13,000 alarm companies in the US alone: and even though most of them are smaller “Mom & Pop” providers with a limited geographic footprint, there is still a long list of companies chasing the same potential home security buyer. Plus, the “new…

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More on Door Knocking Alarm Sales Scams, this Time from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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As many door knocking alarm reps take a breather with the colder weather, I am still finding warnings from around the US on the scams perpetrated by some of these “seasonal” alarm sales organizations, generally referred to as “door knockers.” The companies have been around for years, but their tactics have only gotten more unsavory…

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Stronger than a Typhoon

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Last week, Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippines. We, along with the rest of the world, watched the reports on the devastation, grief, and hunger that swept the region. We were shocked. We’re still shocked. That’s why we are donating $5,000 to the American Red Cross to aid its efforts in the Philippines. We…

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Burglaries Spike Up Nearly 100% in Forest Hills, New York

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There are sections of The Big Apple that have shown improvement in residential crime, while others have been struggling to provide peace of mind to their residents. In the latter category is Forest Hills, located in the Queens borough of New York City, as reported in this article. Residents in Forest Hills, Queens are on…

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