Monitored Alarm Systems

Monitored Alarm Systems

In the monitored alarm industry, "trunk slammers" refers to salespeople who sell cheap, unreliable alarm systems directly out of their cars, and then slam the trunks shut and drive away. Trunk slammers reach customers by going door-to-door to homes and businesses with promises of cheap or even free business security systems. They explain the benefits of owning a security system and quickly get customers to sign a contract for monitoring service. These people may not have appropriate installation experience, insurance coverage, or the ability to enforce warranties.

Licensed alarm dealers will meet with you at your home or office to find the alarm system that best works for you – trunk slammers have little concern for the type of system you want. Their goal is to convince you to sign a long-term contract with a monitoring company. Once you do, they will sell your signed contract to an alarm system company for a nice commission and disappear.

Rarely, if ever, will you hear from them again. Sensor stops working? You're out of luck. The monitoring company doubles your rate? Too bad. The victims of these scammers are often stuck with sub par, poorly installed systems and a contract that they can't get out of.

Here are some things to keep in mind to avoid being swindled by a trunk slammer:

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