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When they come knocking…

Do you hide, or do you answer the door for door-to-door salespeople?

Many households do not have someone home during the day, and the emergence of doorbell cameras allows you to screen visitors without opening your door to a “stranger.” Unfortunately, as a result, some door-to-door sales reps may be more aggressive or less than ethical with those answering the door.

At Holmes Security Systems, we do not use the “door knocker” tactic. Our sales reps and technicians will ALWAYS have an appointment. So do not be fooled by someone stating they are there to update your alarm if they do not have an appointment. Holmes has been a part of the community since 1908 — You can call us 24/7, 365 days a year, and reach a live and local person at 910-483-1196; we would be happy to confirm if a salesperson or technician at your door works for us.

We realize that not all door-to-door salespeople are deceitful, but we caution all homeowners to keep their family’s safety top of mind when someone without an appointment shows up on your doorstep. 

Here are a few safety tips when there is an unexpected knock at your door

If you decide to give a door-to-door salesperson time to talk to you; remember

Also, bear in mind that if you made a purchase from a door-to-door salesperson and feel as though you were pressured, in some instances, North Carolina and Federal law gives you the right to cancel certain transactions within three days.


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Fayetteville Office
127 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-483-1196

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Mailing Address
PO Box 2977
Fayetteville, NC 28302-2977

Wilmington Office
109 Hinton Ave., Suite 12
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-793-4181

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