How to Protect Your Home from Burglars with Security Shutters and Expandable Barriers  

We all want a way to keep our families and belongings safe from intruders without feeling like we are living in a prison. Luckily, Sequ-Door, a premium supplier of home security shutters in the Gauteng area, has a solution for you. 

Security shutters and expandable barriers, like security gates, are both secure and aesthetically pleasing. They are effective security solutions that can provide protection for both businesses and homes. It adds both security and value to your home without making you feel trapped inside. 

Adding home security shutters to your kitchen, bedroom, living room, and even bathroom, gives you a secure space to live in without affecting the beauty of your home. Our aluminium security shutters, designed in partnership with Blockhouse Shutters, enhance the style, security, and privacy of your home. 

Not only does it keep intruders out, it is also stylish and provides privacy without the need for curtains. You are able to control the amount of light that comes into your house, and in the warm summer months, it can allow a breeze to come in while still keeping the house nice and cool. 

Key features of expandable barriers 

Expandable barriers, like security gates and security shutters, offer several key features that make them effective for enhancing security in your home and business. 


They act as a visible deterrent to potential intruders by creating a physical barrier that is difficult to breach and their presence can discourage unauthorised access and break-ins. Your average opportunistic thief would rather try a house with no security features, than a house that is safe and secure on all fronts. 

Strength and Durability 

Sequ-Doors expandable security gates and shutters are made of high-quality materials that are made to withstand tampering and significant force, as well as the effects of the elements for those security shutters and gates that are outdoors, like on patios. 


Our shutters and gates can be made to fit various opening sizes, making them adaptable to your specific needs and are available in various powder-coated colours to match your home or business decor. We have shutters available in White, Grey, Light Grey, Bronze and Charcoal. 

Quick deployment and Locking mechanisms 

In an emergency, our expandable security gates have Slam-Lock abilities and are easy to deploy, allowing you to secure your home and family in one easy movement. Our locks are also not easy to tamper with, giving you peace of mind while you sleep at night or are away from home. 

Warranties and Maintenance 

Sequ-Door shutters are easy to clean with smooth, wipeable surfaces, and a 10-year guarantee* on materials and components manufactured by Blockhouse Shutters itself. They even have a 5-year guarantee on materials and components of the security shutters that were not manufactured by Blockhouse. 

All you need to maintain your shutters, ensuring it has trouble-free operations, are 2 white cotton soft cloths, a solution of warm water and a non-abrasive, pH 

neutral detergent solution, non-acetic multipurpose silicon spray, and a broom with soft bristles or a vacuum cleaner, for the bottom tracks. 

Every week, all you need to do is: 

  • Remove dirt and dust from the bottom track by using a broom or vacuum cleaner. 
  • Clean the shutters and tracks with the warm water solution and the soft cloth and rinse thoroughly after cleaning. 
  • Dry the shutters by using a non-scratch cloth. 

More about the maintenance and warranties are available here

How it can be ideal for your home or business 

Sequ-Door offers the most effective home and business burglar bars with its customisable expandable barriers. 

We can install security shutters and gates that secure your whole home, including the patio, bedrooms, kitchen, entertainment areas, and bathroom, and we even have front door shutters to protect the entrance to your home or business for those with glass panels next to their front doors. 

Sequ-Door’s aluminium security shutters and gates enhance the style, security, and privacy of your living space or business and we can custom-make the perfect security measures for your needs.   

Different protection security features that Sequ-Door provides 

Sequ-Door does not only offer expandable barriers but can also install burglar bars, blinds, aluminium doors, and aluminium windows. We offer the full package to make your home both aesthetically pleasing and secure. 

If you still have wooden windows and doors, and you are busy contemplating switching over to aluminium, we recommend reading our article about wood to aluminium conversions to assist you with making the decision. 

Let us help you with your home or business 

Contact our team of friendly experts to discuss your needs. We can evaluate your home, discuss your needs, and assist with home conversions from wood to aluminium, securing your property, enclosing your patio and more. 

We are here to help you to feel safe and secure in your own home while increasing its value, and giving you a home to be proud of. 

*All defects will be verified by our suppliers against any neglect and further subject to care and maintenance as laid out by our BHS Care and Maintenance. 

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