CCLBA turns to DAWGS security firm to protect vacant rehab properties
The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) will have some help keeping the county's vacant properties intact through a recent exclusive security agreement with the vacant-property security company Door and Window Guard Systems (DAWGS).
The CCLBA was founded in 2013 to help facilitate the purchase and redevelopment of vacant and blighted properties in the county.
To make these properties less vulnerable to burglary, vandalism and other criminal elements while the CCLBA rehabilitates and transitions the properties back onto the market, CCLBA will install DAWGS' steel door and window guards on its buildings. The guards function on a key-less, lock-less electronic coding system that can be controlled remotely by CCLBA.
“We made the decision to partner with DAWGS because they offered a solution to a serious, ongoing problem," CCLBA Executive Director Robert Rose said. “Now that we are working with DAWGS, we no longer have these challenges; we are able to get vacant properties back to the community quicker, more efficiently and with fewer concerns on security.”