Had a guy come to the door yesterday. He introduces himself and says he's with Devcon/GE.
He's got the cap and shirt with both their logos and a picture ID on a lanyard around his neck. I immediately told him that the neighborhood had signs up for no soliciting and we have one on our door. He said he wasn't selling anything. He then proceeds to tell me about break-ins in the area and how the offenders are cutting the phone line so the security system can't contact the monitoring station.
I tell him I'm not interested and he goes on about how he's really not selling anything. He's got a notebook with printed materials in it and he keeps on about security systems and how GE makes the guts in all the security systems and they have one that uses cellular as the transmission mode. He then starts talking about saving money, something about getting a free system and something to the effect of putting a sign in our yard and then the actual sales folks would then come by and know who to hound. I told him I had heard enough and sent him on his way.
This is just a despicable way to do business. He was pre-selling short and simple. They have trained these guys well but for them to BS you like that is just nonsense.
Looking this up online it looks like Devcon Security is the culprit and they are using GE's name to get a foot in the door. Just underhanded, despicable business.