Community blight continues to be a challenge in many cities. Municipalities and the federal government spend millions annually to fight blight. The cost of blight runs deep. First it robs the city of tax revenue from the property, then it saddles it with the cost to demolish the building if it cannot be sold, and finally it discourages new families from moving to the neighborhood or investors from investing. This is where DAWGS clear boarding solution can help.
DAWGS ClearGuard supports anti-blight efforts. ClearGuard is an impact resistant clear polycarbonate security solution that provides a secure, clear view into the property. The look of clear boarding also adds curb appeal to vacant properties.
Independent research has shown that more than 90% of break-ins occur on the sides and in the back of a vacant building. This is why DAWGS uses a hybrid approach to property security – installing ClearGuard on the front of the property and steel door and window guards on the sides and back.
Working with DAWGS gives property owners and managers peace of mind. DAWGS trained crews handle the entire process, from installation through to removal of the equipment. DAWGS also regularly inspect their installations to ensure the equipment has not been tampered with or damaged.
Jim Glass, Partner and VP of Engineering explains “DAWGS has lead the charge in turn-key vacant building security with its impenetrable steel door and window guards. In response to the voice of our customers, HOAs and building departments, and with an eye toward improving community blight and adding curb appeal, it only made sense for us to expand our product offerings to include ClearGuard.”