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DAWGS Announces Expansion into Detroit Board Up Market

Industry: Real Estate

Door And Window Guard Systems (D.A.W.G.S), service provider of steel board up for windows and doors, recently announced their expansion into the Detroit market.

Chicago, IL (PRUnderground) July 7th, 2014

Door And Window Guard Systems (D.A.W.G.S), service provider of steel board up for windows and doors, recently announced their expansion into the Detroit market. 

D.A.W.G.S. manufactures and rents attractive steel guards used to cover door and window openings on vacant buildings, providing security to property owners and neighborhoods from the many problems associated with leaving buildings vacant.  According to RealtyTrac’s May 2014 foreclosure statistics, one out of every 1484 homes in Detroit is in foreclosure. That number is much higher in certain zip codes, where on average one out of every 900 homes is in foreclosure.

A major concern in vacant properties is security. Especially in blighted and high-crime areas, vacant properties can attract vandals, arsonists, drug users, and squatters. DAWGS are specially designed and manufactured to cover any size window or door opening with vandalism-resistant steel. In areas of high crime, steel is considered a preferred alternative to traditional board up, as it is a proven deterrent to entering the property.

According to DAWGS VP of Engineering Jim Glass, “We’re excited to be expanding into Detroit for a number of reasons. First, we’re looking forward to providing worth to the market in terms of jobs and opportunities within our organization. Secondly, we know that our patented steel guards will provide Detroit with some much-needed peace of mind. Our products are in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the nation, and they’ve stood up to attempts at breaching them. As a business, we consider it not only part of our job to protect a property, but also the surrounding neighborhood. We look forward to the opportunity to provide the residents of Detroit with a needed service, and we’re excited to play a part in what we know will lead to the eventual restoration of Detroit.”


Since 2009, the engineers and real estate pros at DAWGS have been revolutionizing the building security industry one door and window at a time. As a leader in vacant property security, their impenetrable, proprietary door and window guards are uniquely designed to prevent theft, vandalism, and uninvited occupation. Furthermore, DAWGS operates as a service, so all installation, removal, and maintenance is handled by a certified local installation crew. DAWGS works with a number of large customers including the City of Chicago, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, CitiMortgage, and more. For more information about DAWGS, please visit their website at, or call Jim Glass at 877-883-2947.

About Door and Window Guard Systems

DAWGS (Door And Window Guard Systems) is a full service vacant property security company. Our flexible, fast-response teams install and remove DAWGS equipment to ensure that your property is always secure. DAWGS currently has operations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and will be expanding into other new markets soon.

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