CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - SafeMart has released a detailed guide to help consumers protect themselves against high-pressure door-to-door sales tactics and security system scams. SafeMart's report on door-to-door scams helps consumers confront this destructive sales technique that has been criticized by States like Washington, Oregon and Arkansas as well as the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Protection Agency.
The Better Business Bureau's recent article reports an increase in door-to-door sales complaints this year from 2011. In May 2012, the BBB in Spokane, Wash. reported nearly 40 calls in one week regarding door-to-door salespeople selling or upgrading residential alarm systems. Several home security businesses were named in the BBB's report on these deceptive practices.
According to a Federal Trade Commission report these door-to-door sales agents engage in "high-pressure or deceptive sales tactics to get potential customers to buy expensive, and sometimes substandard, systems or equipment they don't need."
While some companies are not blatantly unscrupulous, customers can very easily suffer a lasting impact from a rushed and uninformed sale. According to various testimonies, customers have ultimately paid more than double the amount they expected after making a rash decision because of pressure and lies from door-to-door salespeople.
"In SafeMart's dedication to transparency, we choose not to rely on door-to-door tactics, but on our outstanding service and support," says SafeMart President Chris Johnson.
SafeMart is committed to delivering professional-grade, customized systems, selected and rigorously tested from 70,000 products and hundreds of vendors. The company prides itself on delivering customer delight and utmost honesty in its business model and sales tactics.
The report features four simple steps to avoid these unscrupulous scams. By taking several easy measures, consumers can ensure their homes remain safe from these unethical business practices.
"We always put the customer first, and by doing that, SafeMart is changing the landscape of home security," Johnson says. "SafeMart is proud to pave that road to a more honest future for the industry."
SafeMart® has redefined home security. Delivering revolutionary protection and peace of mind, SafeMart delights customers across the country. The company leads the industry with its interactive Plug & Protect® wireless alarm system that empowers customers with cutting edge protection and control. SafeMart provides unbeatable value and exceptional service with its award-winning LiveWatch alarm monitoring service. The company (a division of LiveWatch Security, LLC) is the most recommended security company in America. Recently, it was named the #1 Wireless Security Company in America, #1 Alarm Monitoring Company in America and won a national award for e-Commerce Customer Service.