Apple closed a number of U.S. retail stores last week, and is closing another half dozen more this week for undisclosed renovations. All of the stores closing are street-level locations and the most likely reason is to retrofit the stores with Apple's new security grate system. Apple closed a number of other stores last fall for the same reason.

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Security grating barely visible at Apple's 4th Street store in Berkeley, California

The stores are closed for between 7 to 10 days each, and locations closed this week include Los Gatos (CA), Coconut Point (FL), Leawood (KS), Friendly Center (NC), Manhasset (NY), and Bridgeport Village (OR).

Last week, Bethesda Row (MD), Village Pointe (NE), and Crocker Park (OH), and perhaps others were all closed, apparently for the same reason.

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ECUpirate44 Avatar
156 months ago
I assume this is why. Apple Store robbed in 30 seconds. (//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTZl_ng_8T8)
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SteveSwish Avatar
156 months ago
Like a parking lot security grates where large steel spikes instantly shoot out of the floor when a security device is tripped, thus impaling the would-be thief through his feet up to his knee-caps and stopping the merchandise from leaving the store.

:D

Youre thinking of The Temple of Doom ;)
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Comeagain? Avatar
156 months ago
I don't see what the grate is intended to do. The original doors were glass. Did someone smash them in? If so, a person could smash the sides glass panes. Why not have a grate that runs the length of the entryway behind the glass frontage. Seems that might be less obtrusive, and create a sort of double protection.

I thought what this was about was a grate in the floor that would set off an alarm if anyone tried to shoplift.
The grate does run the length of the store.
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TimTheEnchanter Avatar
156 months ago
What is a security grate?
Like a parking lot security grates where large steel spikes instantly shoot out of the floor when a security device is tripped, thus impaling the would-be thief through his feet up to his knee-caps and stopping the merchandise from leaving the store.

:D
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dlastmango Avatar
156 months ago
Or just use indestructible glass.
Or Transparent Aluminum :rolleyes:

LINK (http://youtu.be/JSmGjB-G6v8)

At least Scotty is using a Macintosh
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user418 Avatar
156 months ago
Wow!!! How bold and brazen can you get? I hope they are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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