An Open and Shut Case for DAWGS Steel Door Guards
If you are familiar with DAWGS or have used their services to secure a vacant property, you know their steel door guards and window guards provide unparalleled, impenetrable security.
What you may not know is that for some applications DAWGS provides a steel door guard-only solution. In a situation where securing the entire property with steel door guards plus window guards is not necessary, the DAWGS door guard-only solution is available.
Gyna McElwee, Manager of the OREO (Other Real Estate Owned) Department at a large bank in Chicago knows about the DAWGS door guard-only benefits first hand. In her role, Gyna is responsible for securing and selling foreclosed property.
After experiencing issues with the use of lock-boxes on her vacant properties, Gyna was looking for an alternative. Lock boxes had proved to be nothing but headaches to real estate agents, property investors and property managers. Keys were constantly missing and needing to be replaced, adding time and cost to properties that are already upside-down in value.
When Gyna met with representatives at DAWGS, she explained the opportunity and benefits of a steel door-only security solution. DAWGS agreed to roll out a pilot door-only program with Gyna and her team. The program was a success. Property managers, brokers, investors and real estate agents love the door guards. Gone are the lost key issues, the property is accessible as needed and secure from intruders. Gyna and her team now exclusively use DAWGS security solutions to secure their properties.
Gyna notes “We have been very pleased with the DAWGS partnership. Prior to using DAWGS door guards, a lock box with a missing key often resulted in a lost sales opportunity. Now the properties are accessible when I need them to be, and secure so I have no worries about damage from intruders. The realtors also feel a lot safer entering the properties.”
The pilot program proved the benefits a steel door guard-only solution can offer over a traditional lock-box. On the heels of the success, DAWGS is pleased to add the steel door guard-only solution to its vacant property security suite.