Demand for security doors higher in Albuquerque than Denver, company says
February 16, 2017 10:18 PM
Amidst regular stories about property crime in Albuquerque, a local business has tangible proof it's getting worse while other larger cities nearby are not nearly as affected.
Action Security Iron sells wrought iron bars and doors. Their location in Albuquerque has such high demand for security doors that they're running six to seven weeks out to make and install one.
Their location in Denver, meanwhile, isn't nearly as busy. The company's co-owner, Ryan Bogue, said people in Colorado are ordering things like decorative railings.
"Denver is more ornamental," he said. "They're going towards railings, stairways -- that type of thing."
For the business boom in Albuquerque, it's good news and bad news for Bogue.
"It's great for business, but me and my entire family lives here as well," he said. "So it is a double-edged sword. But business-wise, it's excellent," he said."
There is a good reason people are turning to the professionals to get an iron door. The cheaper ones at big box stores are built in several pieces making them easier to tear apart.
Bogue said the big box doors attach to the face of the door frame, which can easily be torn off. The custom security doors install into the studs of the house frame, making them more secure.
Updated: February 16, 2017 10:18 PM
Created: February 16, 2017 08:45 PM
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