Delco Alarm Company is warning its customers to be on the lookout for thieves posing as technicians from another alarm company. Last week, a person claiming to be a representative of another
alarm company, stopped by a home protected by Delco Alarm Systems. The person lied to the homeowner, saying Delco Alarm Systems had been sold. According to the homeowner, the would-be thief said he was a technician for the new alarm company and needed to check the security equipment, add a doorbell camera and change the lawn sign. The quick-thinking homeowner said no thank you, closed the door and called Delco Alarm offices before calling police.
As a longtime family-owned business, Delco Alarm Systems is here to stay. We pride ourselves in taking care of our customers, some of whom have been with us for decades. The scam that the would-be thief tried to pull last week was a slight variation of an old scam, often targeting elderly homeowners. Thieves posing as energy or water company employees attempt to enter homes by saying they need to check for damaged pipes or wires. Typically they work in pairs. One of the bad guys distracts the homeowner while the other burglarizes the house. They grab what they can, then take off before the homeowner realizes what has occurred.
Don’t be fooled by these scam artists. Delco Alarm technicians, like most utility company employees, don’t show up without an appointment. If you didn’t request service from Delco Alarm, don’t let anyone into your home and call our office. Also, we will never knock on your door to collect a past-due bill. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 610-494-9100.