Kennewick Police Warn Residents Of Security Alarm System Door to Door Salesmen
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police report that more and more people are knocking on doors trying to sell security alarm systems.
Monday night two residents called police after a man was trying to sell security alarms door to door near Canal and Fruitland in Kennewick. They said the man did not have a license. Police cited him for operating without the proper license.
In the city of Kennewick and most cities throughout Washington there are special regulations for security alarms systems because of the security aspect of the product. There are certain requirements because police will respond if a security alarm goes off and they do not want faulty security systems being installed throughout the city.
Police said if you are buying a systme from someone at your doorstep it is important to check for the proper identification.
Sergeant Brian Swartswalter with the Kennewick Police Department said, "If you have somebody come to your door and they don't have that (proper ID ) then you can certainly give the police department a call and we'll come to verify who they are and if they do, in fact, have a license."
Recently a number of Kennewick residents have complained about security alarm solicitors being very aggressive.
Police warn residents to check the legitimacy of the business or company, ask if the alarm company belongs to the professional security organizations like the Washington Burglar and Fire Alarm Association or other National organizations, ask for a copy of the contract, and ask for proper identification.