DPS Warning on Door-to-Door Alarm Sales

DPS Warning on Door-to-Door Alarm Sales

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a warning about aggressive door-to-door alarm sales.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the DPS Regulatory Services
Division.

Historically, some alarm salespersons have aggressively marketed their services to residents in municipalities—primarily going door to door in neighborhoods. DPS is working with the alarm industry trade associations to provide information to citizens regarding licensed companies and individuals.

Do not let a stranger at your door know that you do not have an alarm.

A legitimate alarm installer will be licensed by the DPS, and they should show you their official ID on request.

“If someone offering alarm-related services shows up at your door unsolicited, ask them for their DPS Private Security pocket card, which will also have their picture,” said Assistant Director RenEarl Bowie of the DPS Regulatory Services Division. “Do not accept any other form of identification as proof you are dealing with a licensed salesperson or installer.”

Alarm companies and installers must be licensed to operate legally in the state of Texas. The licensing process includes a criminal background check to help ensure the safety of the public.

You can view the full DPS press release here: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr051111.pdf

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