Well, its seems the security alarm industry has just
gone to the dogs lately with lawsuits, buyouts, and bad
sales practices. The most recent illegal sales practice to
hit the industry involves our corporate dealer company,
Monitronics Security International also know as
Monitronics for short.
There have been numerous sales calls across the nation
by a security alarm company telemarketing Monitronics
customers to tell them that Monitronics has gone out
of business and that they can take over the customers
alarm system. Monitronics and its dealer network is
not going out of business and is in fact growing and
acquiring new dealerships. As more details become
available I will report on them. Hopefully, the FTC will
crack down on this illegal behavior before customers
and Monitronics are hurt by it.
In the meantime, the lesson to be learned here is that
we should always do our due diligence before taking the
word of a telemarketer that a company we have a legal
contract or account with is going out of business. It
is shame that so many bad sales tactics are being used
to sell alarm systems which are built to protect people.
Hopefully, in the years to come there will be more
regulation to stops such misbehavior. Until then,
remember that alarms are made to protect you and your
family, business, and possession and always do business
with a company that you trust.