Friday, May 21, 2010

The alarm people are back: alarming!

Just received a comment from an old post (it's the last in a series of comments) about door-to-door sales of alarms. I'm posting it since they are back again, claiming to work for GE, which makes products for many alarm companies. When you ask them for a brochure, or business card, they won't have one: you have to wonder how they stay in business.

Please see:

Buz wonders if they are licensed to do alarms in Maryland. I wonder if anyone has ever tested one of their alarms, or been broken into. How do you like the "service". Hate to say it, but that residential industry has sort of evolved into a racket (this is not my original thought). Nobody wants to upgrade your alarm; they only want to sell you a new system


ppatin said...


I just saw your Preakness post. I went to the Preakness for the first time this year, and I thought that the infield was relatively tame. No run of the urinals or any such nonsense.

buzoncrime said...

Thanks for the update, PP!
I hope you had a good time, and was able to get a beer or two.

If I were you, I think I'd rather go sailing with a beautiful friend!

ppatin said...

Preakness was pretty fun, it helped that the weather was absolutely gorgeous. I feel like with their current set-up they've struck a pretty good balance between keeping things fun & being responsible as well. Good live music acts definitely helped, being able to see Collective Soul up close definitely added to the experience.