No matter what state you are in (I happen to work in Texas), it’s not a bad idea to check out your sales rep and the company they represent before signing up with an alarm contract. I certainly don’t mind it one bit.
I’m not saying tell the rep to come back tomorrow to give you time to research, (although 90% of customers do that), this can easily be done in a matter of 5 or 10 minutes.
I actually had a customer research me on the spot in Marble Falls, Texas. I told here how to do it, she did, I was validated, and a slam dunk sale transpired. The customer became confident that I was not a scam artist. When engaging in a sales transaction, personal information is often times required such as banking info and social security number (for credit check purposes).
Although this can delay the length of time dealing with a sale, if a customer feels better about it, more power to them. It validates the sales rep and brings in the trust factor early on. A few fly-by-night sales reps can be unlicensed by the state’s Private Security Bureau. Read my article on being cautious with sneaky door to door reps.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has policed random parts of the state of Texas in undercover vehicles spot checking alarm sales persons for their valid license.
If you are not sure if someone is licensed or not, feel free to look them up online on the state’s website.
Here is the URL. TX DPS Private Security Bureau Individual Search.
Click here to verify a Texas based alarm company. Remember, even if a rep claims to be from out of state they still must obtain a license from the state of Texas if they are conducting business here.
Other states may have similar requirements.
You may also ask for the alarm company’s license and type that in. Or do a generic Google search with the license number.
For example ” TXB08420 ” is the company I work for.
The PSB page will reveal the alarm company for that particular individual’s license as well as the expiration date. If you find your rep in there you’re good to go. But still be wary about the terms and conditions of the product and service they are pitching you.
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This BLOG is written by Jimmy Maddox, employed by America’s Ultimate Security. The opinions and advise are strictly his and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the company, AUS Inc., ADT Security or any other company that may have been implied.