Pressure Sales re burglar alarms 22/01/2010

posted 27 Aug 2010, 10:31 by Yateley NW Sec
Warning from Trading Standards

It has come to the attention of Hampshire Trading Standards Service that a crime research company is currently telephoning residents in the county claiming to be authorised to carryout research on crime in the area and then offer to arrange for a security company to visit and survey properties for security purposes, ie burglar and smoke alarms.

It has been suggested that that high pressure sales takes place and often they offer the equipment “free” but only if customers sign up to a costly monitoring agreement.  Other incidents claim that installation costs are extremely high.

Please be on your guard about these types of cold callers either over the telephone or on your doorstep.  If you have already arranged for a visit by a salesman and/or require any assistance concerning this or similar cold calling matters please do not hesitate to contact our

Quick Response Team on 01962 833666

Hampshire Trading Standards Service operates an approved trader scheme called Buy With Confidence which includes security companies.  Information about this scheme is available online at or by telephoning Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.