Photos from the Field: Heavy Duty Security Doors & Window Coverings for Vacant Properties

I recently came across some heavy duty security doors and steel window coverings in a certain area of Sacramento, and I was impressed with the overall set-up. Has anyone else seen these or used them before? These types of doors and window coverings are rented by the seller and used when selling a vacant property in an area that might have a need for such doors and windows for one reason or another. Access is keyless and is granted by using a particular sequential code.  

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I haven’t seen steel doors and window coverings on many properties in the Sacramento area, but my guess is they are used sporadically at most, and probably at the discretion of the Listing Agent and bank. I can see doors as such being valuable for certain vacant properties since empty houses are often sitting ducks awaiting stripping of appliances, copper wire, cabinetry, fixtures, and of course squatters. For reference, it looks like the company behind the doors and window coverings in these pictures is www.vacantpropertysecurity.com. (no, I am not paid to mention them).

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These types of things are interesting to me, not only because of the unique and clever property access, but the bigger question of why doors like this are placed in certain areas as opposed to others. How does a neighborhood over time become “worthy” of steel doors and window coverings? Why would we not imagine seeing these doors in a community like Granite Bay, but then we’d expect to see them in other neighborhoods? There just might be some social commentary and discussion to be had here.

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