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The stats are in – It’s time to increase your security. 

SAPS has finally released its crime stats for the first three months of 2021. Despite the fact that our ministers are impressed with an overall decrease in crimes by 8.5%, we at Sequ-Door feel crime shouldn't be taken lightly. Let us help you secure your home and/or business with our wide range of options.   Looking at the numbers The South African Police Services releases quarterly reports on crime stats that help us analyse crucial areas that need improving. Although we are pleased that the stats have shown an overall decrease in crime, the number of household related break-ins, in [...]

Half-Term Holiday Activities

But wait a minute! Haven’t the school holidays already happened? Well, yes. But time goes so quickly that we’re already at the end of the 2nd term! That means that our kids are home for the winter half-term that we all know can last for quite some time. Let’s face it, you’ve probably tried a whole list of activities to keep your kids busy and out of trouble and as time goes by, they tend to get bored of them. Never fear! We have composed a list of tried and true activities guaranteed to keep them occupied now, and every [...]

Patio living in winter, get it right the Sequ-Door way

Service, Excellence, Quality, Unique - these are the words that best describe our Company. Sequ-Door is uniquely positioned to offer aesthetically pleasing solutions in the form of our various windowed options as well as elegant folding doors.   Aluminium Window Products Our windows and sliding folding doors are tailor-made to fit our client’s unique architectural design requirements. Sequ-Door offers a number of window solutions for your patio that are not only durable and well made, but are also energy efficient. Stylishly reframe your view and allow maximum light and ventilation into your patio.   Butt Joint Windows These windows offer [...]

Form & Function – Where style blends with security

Home security, especially in SA, should be everyone's top concern. Yet it's important from both a design and a functional perspective that security essentials blend seamlessly with your modern home decor. We take a look at some of the key security areas of your home from an interior design perspective to suggest ways in which you can best organise them in functional, yet creative ways.   Entrance ways The front door is the gateway to your home. Not only does a stunning front door appeal to our sense of personal pride, but so too does it deter criminals when combined [...]

Is your workplace safe and secure?

When looking for a workspace or office property to rent or buy, there are several security aspects you need to consider before making an informed decision on your final space. Although outfitting your office with the latest security is paramount, you will also need to reflect on the type of building security essentials that best work for you.   With more and more people either opting to work from home or in smaller groups, the home office space has become a popular option. Ahead, we answer six security questions to alleviate business owner woes.   Question One: Adequately burglar proofed?  [...]

37.5% Discount T’s & C’s

Valid from 01 May 2021 to 31 May 2021 Sequ-Door will be running a once-off 37.5% discount on all aluminium folding doors. The promotional discount is FINAL. No alternate discount requests will be accepted. This 37.5% discount promotion covers ALUMINIUM FOLDING DOORS only. No other product or service listed by Sequ-Door is affected by this. Items already reduced in price are also excluded from the discount offers. The customer agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material for Sequ-Door’s social media pages promoting this discount or any subsequent promotion. Utilisation of the discount means that [...]

Five ways to motivate yourself during a pandemic 

No one can say that they have not been affected by the multiple levels of lockdowns, curfews, and lack of access to family, friends, or even work! We have all experienced that dip in motivation and most of us are pining for a resemblance of a normal life. As such, we at Sequ-Door understand the need to find ways to keep ourselves focused and moving forward.    Let's take a look at a few ideas in which you can improve your mood at home and stay on track during these trying times.   Declutter and re-organise your home   Since [...]

Why an Expandable slam-lock door is essential to home security

We understand that security is a major focus for homeowners in South Africa. Sequ-Door has been designing, perfecting, and installing slam-lock doors and barrier solutions since 2007 and we are market leaders who recommend only the best security options for your home security.    As part of our promise to promote safety, we highlight why our slam-lock doors are an important addition to your home security complement.   The SLAM-LOCK feature   Slam locks are essential because they allow you the time to react quickly and create a physical barrier between yourself and an unexpected intruder almost instantly. This is [...]

7 Fun Family Games To Play At Home

It’s nearly Easter! Just like last year, it will be another Easter where we spend more time at home with our family. Kids get easily bored and they can only watch so much TV per day, so here we’re looking at 7 easy affordable fun games that the whole family can play.   Play Dough Playdough is suitable for 2 - 6 year olds and offers an endless variety of interesting activities for youngsters. Find some cool playdough activities here: https://www.learning4kids.net/play-categories/list-of-play-dough-activities/ While it teaches good hand-eye coordination and improves creativity and imagination, its other many benefits can be viewed at: [...]

Home conversions to accommodate the new normal

Thanks to Covid many of us have spent a lot more time at home than ever before. Suddenly - on a daily basis - we’ve had to face our home’s imperfections and all those things we’ve been meaning to do for so long - colours, spaces, home maintenance!    You can do a quick DIY update - give your walls a fresh coat of paint, change your colour palette with new attractive bedding, chic curtains or modernise kitchen cabinetry or bedroom cupboards with stylish handles. But, if you are looking for innovative ways to accommodate the new normal and ones [...]

Sequ-Door, your home’s safety comes first!

Sleep easy with these 14 home security solutions we have compiled for you. From safe zones to multi-layered security systems, all the tricks of the trade   We love our family dearly and instinctively want to protect them at all times. Our home security is often more vulnerable than we realise offering potential burglars opportunities for easy access.    Here we discuss 14 ways to build a multi-layered security system:   A multi-layered security system is an ideal delay tactic providing an unexpected, additional and unfavourable deterrent to criminals. This means it will take too long to gain entry to [...]

Terms and Conditions for Sequ-Door’s Valentine’s Month Promotion WIN a R2000 Cash prize

It’s February, the month of Love!    Celebrate the month of Love with us by entering our exciting Valentine’s month promotion and you may be the lucky WINNER of R2 000 in CASH!!.    To qualify  you will need to, LIKE and SHARE this post on your page AND TAG 3 friends between now and 28 February. The winner will be announced 5 March.   The competition is open to persons aged 18 years or over and excludes employees of Sequ-Door and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the company or judging of the competition. There is no [...]

What’s Trending in home décor in 2021?

2020, a crazy year for us, saw Covid and our declining economy take top focus. In 2021, it will be about doing our bit to help the economy, about living sustainably and how to elevate our living spaces into comfortable retreats as it is predicted that we will again be spending more time at home.    Here are our top trends for 2021:   Taking Inspiration from Nature One of the biggest international trends expected to endure into 2021 is creating harmony between our homes and nature. Give your home a pleasing refresh and bring nature into your home by [...]

Should I Renovate or Buy a New Home?

You love your home, its location and area but… its space is getting a bit too tight for your growing family and, besides, it’s no longer quite as modern as you would like. So, what do you do - stay and renovate, or buy a new home?   It’s a tricky decision! Each option has pros and cons to evaluate when deciding what’s best for you, your family and your financial situation...   Buy a new home? It might take quite a while for you to find the right home in the right area at the right price! Finding your [...]

Plan your Home Upgrades for 2021  

The Covid pandemic has changed our lifestyles and attitude to home and living safety. We are spending more time at home, with many of us even working from home, and, 2021 will be no different.   2021 will be all about secure indoor and outdoor living, about bringing the outdoors in by increasing natural light and air flow and enjoying the view of our gardens - from our secure living spaces.   If, in adopting this “new normal” way of life, you are planning a home upgrade, let us help you plan. Our trained sales representatives are ready and on [...]

SA Embraces Security Shutters, here’s why… 

Our homes are our refuge - it’s where we rest, unwind and spend time with family and friends. In our homes we strive to balance beauty and security in one space.  Having a safe and beautiful home is a dream for many, so it’s no surprise that South Africa has embraced beautiful security shutters.    7 reasons why to install security shutters   Custom designed Security shutters are custom-fitted to your doors and/or windows, matched to complement your interior decor, making a neat and stylish replacement for curtains and blinds. These sliding door and folding door security shutters are perfect [...]

Securing your home for your December holiday

It’s been decided - you and your family ARE going away in December for a well-deserved break!  But, what about your home? Will your house be unoccupied whilst you are away? If so, then don’t delay as now’s the time to check the security strength of your home.   We all know that December, being holiday season, is when burglars scour the suburbs for any unoccupied homes - ripe pickings and prime targets for opportunistic home invaders.   The high national crime statistics for South Africa 2019 reveal how extremely important it is to reassess your home security and take [...]

Patio entertaining in style and safety 

1. Safe Patio Entertaining We love our patios - it’s where we entertain with good friends and family, relax and get to enjoy our great weather. But how safe are we on our patios? With security being top of mind these days, enclosing your patio makes good sense, but adding extra Security to it, is where we can help. Not only can you enclose your Patio with our various Aluminium options, but you can install Expandable Security doors on the inside of your patio Enclosure, keeping the doors locked, whilst having your Sliding Folding Doors open to enjoy the fresh [...]

Sequ-Door’s Security Promotion WIN a R5 000 Makro Voucher prize

Hurry, don’t miss out!   Enter our exciting security promotion and you may be the lucky WINNER of a R5 000 Makro Voucher. For your name to be entered into the draw, purchase one of our expandable security doors or burglar proofing solutions between now and 30 November.  Only one entry per person. Upgrade your security AND WIN - just in time for the festive season!   Terms and Conditions: The competition is open to persons aged 18 years or over and excludes employees of Sequ-Door and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the company or judging of the [...]

4 Reasons Why Aluminium Doors & Windows Will Benefit Your Home

Aluminium, as a resource, is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries in interior design and home building. Here are a few reasons why Sequ-Door has chosen this durable material:   It’s a lightweight material so that opening or closing aluminium windows is effortless, yet sturdy at the same time. It’s ideal for the South African climate and weather conditions as it does not easily rust and corrode. It’s easy to clean and care for, and does not need excessive maintenance – providing the perfect long lasting product for your home or building.   Using aluminium can transform the interior of [...]

What Is Your Mental State Around Securing Your Home?

Sleep Easy Security  Does your home lack proper security and keep you awake at night? Did you know that a lack of sleep can be related to conditions like stress, depression, and anxiety and can affect your mental health, playing havoc with your routine and enjoyment of everyday life.   It’s no secret that sleep is essential - as important as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining a good level of mental and physical health.    Perhaps improving your home security will lead to a better night's sleep. It’s time to relook at your home security NOW. [...]

Trendy Patio Décor Ideas In South Africa

Whatever the season, we love throwing open the doors of our patio on sunny days to revel in our indoor outdoor living lifestyle. Get some spring inspiration from these trends to make your patio feel like an inviting safe zone and retreat for relaxing and entertaining in style.   1.Greenery Green your patio by mounting pots and planters on the wall filled with shrubs, ferns and flowering plants like water-wise bromeliads and orchids.    2.Curtaining  Soft, lightweight, sheer curtains filter the sunlight, provide privacy from too near neighbours and add warmth to the space.   3.Lighting Lighting is effective in [...]

Transform your home – Spring Renovations

The best way to renovate your home for spring and keep to a budget is to attend to those things that are important and that will add more value in the long-term first. Here are a few suggestions:   Deep Cleaning Deep clean the interior and exterior of your home and simultaneously assess what requires fixing or replacing. Your home will smell fresh and sparkle and shine again.   Paint A new coat of paint will uplift the exterior facade of your home and change the interior look and feel this spring especially if you opt for a different colour [...]

Benefits of Enclosing your Patio

Having a patio is of great recreational benefit to your family and home. But enclosing a patio will allow you an additional beautiful space where you can enjoy the outdoors from within the warmth and safety of being indoors.   Here are 5 reasons why you should enclose your patio, which will:   Shelter You and Your Family from unpleasant weather elements like heavy rain and winds, and extreme heat or cold. It will keep out bugs and insects and prevent leaves and debris building up on the patio and in bad weather you will still be able to relax [...]

Safety isn’t Expensive, it’s Priceless

In these times of high crime rates, the safety and security of our home and family is important. For peace of mind, regularly check, maintain and upgrade if necessary, that your property is secure both internally and externally and that your family is fully aware of your own internal safety measures and practices. Safety isn’t expensive, it's priceless. Here are some suggestions for ensuring your security at home... Your Home Security Where you should feel the safest is in your own home. So, it’s imperative that, within your home space, you are entirely safe and secure and that your home [...]

Security Shutters, where Style Meets Security

The new trend in home décor is to use shutters, a multi-purpose solution providing privacy, security and a mechanism to control the natural light and natural warmth into a room.   Our shutters are only manufactured from aluminium, a strong, easy-to-clean, weather- and rust- and fire-proof product with a low carbon footprint. Our shutters are guaranteed - in summary: 10 years Guarantee of materials and components manufactured by Blockhouse Shutters itself. 5 years for materials and components of the Products that were not manufactured  by Blockhouse Shutters. But for the full Product Quality Guarantee, please see: https://www.sequ-door.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Guarantee-Blockhouse-Shutters.pdf   Using Shutters [...]

Facts to consider when planning a home renovation

When planning a home renovation, there are many factors to consider but, in these times, enhancing your security should also be top of mind. There are many security devices and options to consider - such as lighting and security cameras around the premises or using a 24hr armed reaction security services provider - all of which have their own merits. But, the best way to thwart potential burglars is to make their access to your home totally impossible.    As the most common points of entry to your home for any would-be burglars are your doors, windows and patio, these [...]

Protect what you love during uncertain times

We have all been living with uncertainty and confusion since the lockdown and worrying about the long lasting effect of Covid-19 on the pre-existing issues of our poor economy and high unemployment rate.    Job Loss & Poverty Several projections have been made and published on the economic effects and the expected greater rise in job losses and poverty.     Whilst forecasted statistics have been provided on the predicted economic impact, and Business for SA (B4SA) has recently forecasted “that up to four million jobs could be lost this year”, it has been cited that “it’s too early for definitive [...]

Simply The Best Burglar Proofing Solutions and Aluminium Doors & windows for your home and business.

Sequ-Door, the 2020 winner of the Overall Best Stand award at the Homemaker’s Expo 2020, has the perfect installation solution for you? Sequ-Door offers tailor-made, aesthetically pleasing and quality, robust security installations for your home. This is what they had to say upon receiving the Overall Best Stand award….. “We have been with HOMEMAKERS for so many years and winning is a big honour for us. We created a stand that showcases all our products. We also went with a warm-homey feel in our stand design. This attracts visitors and makes them feel at home”. To view photos of their [...]

UNITED WE STAND

Here at Sequ-Door we know how tough the current times are so we are extending an extra helping hand to all our customers. Not only are we still honouring 2019 prices, but we are also offering a 7.5% discount over and above our already great prices - on all products!

Patio Entertaining in Style this Easter, here’s how…

Locked down and at home this Easter weekend! Are you planning a South African style luncheon outdoors on the patio or in the garden revelling in our great African weather?    Decide whether you are going formal or informal. Go formal or go informal! This choice usually depends on your theme and on your menu. With the restrictions and only close family at home during lockdown, informal may be the easier option. Cover a table with a decorative cloth. Place the food, crockery and cutlery here for everyone to help themselves at their leisure. Let them sit randomly around on [...]

Staycation Ideas for this easter holiday (2 minute read)

Here are 4 ways to enjoy your time at home. Backyard Camping - Set up a tent in yours or a friends back garden, sleep under the stars with the kids, they will love the adventure. You don’t need to go far to spend quality time with your loved ones.   Classic Movie night - Popcorns, drinks and action! Set up a movie night using a projector on a blank wall outside or inside. It is an exciting way to have the entire family in one living space and bonding over a favourite classic.   Just Relax! - Wear your [...]

How to keep your home & family safe during load shedding (2 minute read)

The current power outages due to load shedding may have resulted in an increase in criminal activity so securing your home, business and family should be a priority.  Here are some tips to help secure your home during load shedding.   Secure your Doors with Expandable sliding doors Make sure that your sliding doors are secured with quality expandable security doors. Your garden beams and alarm system may not have a battery backup or may let you down so having an extra security barrier will prevent criminals from gaining easy access. https://www.sequ-door.co.za/security-doors/   Secure your windows with burglar bars Windows [...]

A brief history of Aluminium and how the industry is regulated

It is the most copious mineral on earth following oxygen and silicon. Aluminium is present in almost every home, whether it is in the form of wires, window frames, doors, burglar bars and aluminium foil.  Do you know the history of this amazing, versatile and recyclable metal? Aluminium is one of the most widespread metals on earth, making up almost 8% of the core’s mass; however pure aluminium does not exist in nature but rather binds with other elements. Aluminium is one of the more recent metal discoveries and became popular in the early 1800s. It was first extracted from [...]

Expandable Security doors and burglar proofing. 5 Reasons you need to order from Sequ-Door. ( 5 minutes read)

  Our Supply and export locations     Sequ-Door has exported to many places all over the African continent with a distribution network expanding to several areas within South Africa which include: Potchefstroom Kroonstad Welkom Rustenburg Middleburg Bloemfontein Nelspruit Polokwane Modimoll We also supply to African countries outside our borders for further information visit: https://www.sequ-door.co.za/contact/     Design and manufacturing quality We adhere to the strictest quality standard providing industry-leading security products to secure your property and family. The materials and manufacturing process ensures that all our expandable doors comply with the highest standards and ensure quality products. Our products [...]

3 Essential Tips to Keep your family safe during the month of love (2 minutes read)

February also known as the month of love is one of the most exciting times of the year hence you can’t overlook the safety of your loved ones. “If you think safety is expensive try an accident”- unknown author. Here at Sequ-Door we prioritise your well-being and wish you a beautiful Valentines Day accompanied by 3 Tips to keep your Family safe this month. 1. Keep your doors open to loved ones and closed to strangers Whether it’s a salesperson, electrician, plumber, phone company or repair person, don’t let anyone into your home if you don’t have an appointment [...]

New Year’s resolutions: why your home security should be one

For many of us, the New Year brings with it a whole bunch of resolutions which we try (and often fail) to keep. Whether it’s losing weight, eating healthier or just doing some maintenance around the house, we set ourselves these goals in the hopes of improving our lives in some way or another. When it comes to choosing what your New Year’s resolutions for 2020 will be, have you considered adding improving your home security to your list? After all, what is more important than ensuring your family’s safety and security for the year ahead? As crime rates continue [...]

Choose the right burglar bars for your home

Burglar bars are an extremely effective way of protecting your home from unwelcome intruders. Installing burglar bars on your windows can be a deterrent for potential burglars and decrease the chance of your home being targeted. When it comes to choosing the right type of burglar bars for your home it is important that you choose a product which not only fits the style of your home but also your specific security requirements. Sequ-door offers a wide range of robust burglar bars, in varying styles, colours and strengths, which you can choose from.  Whether you’re looking for simple security bars [...]

Does your dog improve your home’s security?

When most people decide to get a dog, it's because they’re looking for companionship, friendship and perhaps a reason to spend more time outside at the park. There is, however, another factor which often plays a role in people’s decision to get a dog as a pet – security. There is a common misconception that having a dog will automatically prove a deterrence for potential burglars, alert you to the presence of an intruder and even provide you with physical protection. While having a bigger dog such as a Rottweiler or Pitbull may prove to be a deterrence for potential [...]

Securing your home for the holiday season

The festive season is upon us and that means that many people will be locking up their homes and going on holiday. Unfortunately, the holiday season also means a marked increase in crime, specifically burglaries and home invasions.  The 2019 national crime trends have shown an increase in robbery with aggravating circumstances, as well as the number of robberies in residential areas. These crimes see a notable increase of more than 8% during the festive season, starting from as early as October.  As such it is incredibly important that you take all the necessary precautions to burglar-proof your home. When [...]

4 Features in a home that can attract burglars. – 3 Minute Read

There are many factors at play which can affect whether or not burglars would decide to target a specific home. In order to make your home more unappealing to potential burglars, it is extremely important that you, as a homeowner, are aware of what these features are, as they will enable you to take the necessary precautions to protect your home and your family To help you protect your home and to give you a better idea of what burglars are looking for when they choose houses to target, we’ve put together a list of 4 features which may attract [...]

How you can revive your grass in time for summer

As we move out of the winter months and welcome warmer weather, we inevitably find ourselves spending more time inside your home and more time outside; after all, there’s nothing better than sitting on your patio, soaking up the sun and enjoying a braai while the kids play on the grass.  The only problem is, is that winter can often do a number on our grass, leaving our lawns looking brown, dehydrated and patchy – definitely not the kind of grass you, or the kids, want to play on. So, if your lawns suffered a from the cold this winter [...]

Aluminium Window & Door trends: What you should know

When it comes to designing your home and installing products which optimise space, while still looking good; there are many, many options for you to choose from. One such option is installing aluminium doors and windows. They add an effortlessly sleek feel to any room they’re installed in while also being economical with space and making the most of natural light. Here are some of the biggest aluminium door and window trends in 2019 to keep in mind when looking for the perfect fit for your home. Shades of black Black hues are the colour of the season when it [...]

How Large Aluminium Windows Beautify Your Home (3 Minute Read)

Few things in this world are better than owning and living in a beautiful home, and few changes can truly remaster a house better than large aluminium framed windows. Large windows allow the home to create plenty of appeal with large windows easily creating an aesthetic which cannot be faked. Read here for four reasons why you should install large windows to beautify your home. Natural Light: It’s no secret that natural daylight is highly sought after in homes as it has shown to boost mood as well as help reduce electricity bills. Large windows allow plenty of sunlight to [...]

It’s Better to be Safe than Sorry! 8 Essential Must Haves in Your Safe Zone (3 Minute Read)

With the crime statistics on the rise it is essential that you are safe rather than sorry. Create a safety zone in your home that can give you the time you need to get help should you be faced with a home invasion. A secured safety zone should be constructed using robust burglar proofing barriers such as burglar bars, expandable security doors with a SLAM-Lock feature and security gates. There are several other items which should be included in your home safety zone at all times to provide you with the tools you need in an emergency. Read below for [...]

At Sequ-Door we emphasize customer service

Our name ‘S-E-Q-U’ stands for Service-Excellence-Quality-Unique and, as such, we place a huge emphasis not only on manufacturing high quality aluminium doors, windows and security barrier solutions - but also on our customer-focused approach of providing top quality service to our valued clients.  In order to ensure that our clients have the best possible experience when working with us, we have formulated a customer-focused service plan: Find out more about what can expect from the Sequ-Door experience... Request a FREE quote.  Our booking administrator will contact you to arrange for a professional sales rep to meet onsite, at a time [...]

How to Secure Your Business (5 minute read)

Many businesses whether a storefront, in an office park, runs out of the home, or a stand-alone building, house many valuables that may cost tens or hundreds of thousands in stock or assets. Regardless of what type of business you operate, securing the premises is an essential step to securing your livelihood and safety in the workplace. Here are five key points to remember when you consider securing your business premises. Have a Risk Assessment Done: The first and probably most important step in securing your business and its premises is to have a risk assessment carried out. This will [...]

Living Safety Smart in South Africa: 5 Ways to Secure Your Peace of Mind (5 Minute Read)

With the unemployment stats on the rise and the pressure building, many residents in South Africa need to take extra precautions when making sure that their properties can fend off any intruder! Home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone, find out more about how to keep you, your family and your property safe. How do you live Safety Smart in SA? 1. Family Safety Family safety is important for all parents and ensuring your children know a couple of safety tips can help in an emergency situation. Teach your children to be aware of their [...]

What makes a Sequ-Door expandable SLAM-Lock door so effective? (5 Minute Read)

Finding a superior security barrier solution for your home is one of the most important decisions you can make when living in South Africa. With many products on the market offering you the “ultimate” security solutions, knowing which on to choose is very important. Find out more about what you need to know when choosing the right product. Quality Materials Made from the highest quality materials with no plastic working components, ensures that they are strong robust. The door is fitted with tracks at both the bottom and top of the frame and secured on all four sides, giving the [...]

How to Secure Your Property (3 minute read)

Many residents in South Africa are aware of the high crime statistics that we face in our country. We know that regardless of age, race, location, or income status, home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone. House robberies are a job and career choice for some people, it is the way they provide for their families, but that does not mean your home should be a target. For ways to effectively secure your home and keep your loved ones safe, follow these six steps and ensure your home is safe from home invasions. • Ensure that [...]

Sequ-Door Home Conversions

Beautifying your home can help to create an environment that is relaxing and truly encapsulates the character and personality of those living inside. However many times you change up the accessories, if the foundations of your homes interior and exterior design is outdated, everything else will feel a little drab. Read on here to discover what your first home conversion should be, why, and how to get it done right. What: So what should your home conversion consist of? For a sleek and sophisticated looking home, swapping out old wood and steel doors and windows for aesthetically pleasing aluminium doors [...]

What Do Crime Stats Say About Home Security? (5 minute read)

You’re watching television, your wife’s favourite show is on and you know she enjoys it more for the attractive leading man than for the storyline. The kids are tucked away in bed, dreaming soundly. It’s been a long day but being at home, your home, with your family has lifted the weight of a hard day’s work off your shoulders. You get up from the couch during an ad break to fetch yourself something to drink. You smile down at your wife before you leave and turn your head. There are three men standing in the doorway to your kitchen, [...]

The Future of Home Security (5 Minute Read)

The predictions which have been made in what the future holds for home security is exciting, to say the least, and here are the top five home security technology predictions for 2020-2030. 1. Smart Fences: Our perimeter security is often our first line of defence against home intruders. New technology in polymer-coated fences will be able to detect when an intruder attempts to climb the fence and alert the rest of the smart homes integrated security system. This will alert you on your mobile device or an alarm within your home environment. 2. Smart Markers: Spray systems will be alerted [...]

The Importance of AAAMSA (5 minute read)

At Sequ-Door, we are proud of our AAAMSA certification, not only because we’ve worked hard in achieving both the manufacturing and installation accreditations but also because it allows us to bring our clients the very best in aluminium products and services. What is AAAMSA? AAAMSA stands for the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa and helps customers to determine the difference between companies with professionally manufactured aluminium products and quality installation services and companies which don’t make the standard. Companies with an AAAMSA certification hold it as a badge of honour as it shows the company’s unwavering dedication [...]

3 Benefits to Enclosing your Patio

Patios provide many benefits for your home and your family, but if you want to give your patio an upgrade, there’s no better way than to enclose it. If you’re thinking of enclosing your patio, but are not yet convinced on whether it’s the right option for you, then read these 3 great benefits that will make you look at your patio differently. Added Home Value & Increased Living Space:
 By enclosing your patio, you are adding an additional room and essentially extending your living space, which means more of your beautiful home to enjoy. This extended living space will [...]

What Heating Option is Best for You?

As the weather begins to turn colder, many families will be unpacking their winter clothing, winter blankets and their trusted heating devices with much care and love. Before South Africa hits our first cold front, now is the time to take a look at our favourite heating choice and reassess whether it is in fact the right and safe option for our family. Here are the three most popular indoor heating options for South African winters and their own pros and cons. Fireplaces:Fire has been the primary source of heat for thousands of years and there is nothing that will [...]

FIRST “IQ”, then “EQ”… How’s Your “CRIME Q”?

In a dangerous situation, it may seem like time speeds up. Knowing how to avoid a bad situation and how to handle yourself in one can be the difference in that event's outcome, so here are 13 tips on how to stay safe, stay calm, and stay alive. Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, something is probably wrong! Head for a crowded place or to the nearest police station as quickly as possible if you think you might be in danger. Always be aware of your surroundings, both in and out of the home, and take note if anything [...]

WIN with Sequ-Door : Mount Grace Promotion

Stand a chance to: WIN A NIGHT FOR 2, A DINNER VOUCHER: R1000 & A SPA VOUCHER: R1000 at the beautiful African Pride Mount Grace County House!   Accept your quote between 1st May and 30th May, and stand a chance to win a night for two people at the beautiful African Pride Mount Grace County House and Spa. Competition is applicable to all Sequ-door Quality products installed by one of our skilled installation teams, Terms and Conditions Apply: The competition is open to persons aged 18 years or over and exclude employees of Sequ-Door and their close relatives and [...]

What does Sequ-Door Stand For?

S - Service E - Excellence Q - Quality U - Unique As an industry leader in the South African aluminium doors, windows, and security barrier solutions, we at Sequ-Door strive each day to fulfil our excellent customer service track record. Take a look at some reviews on Hello Peter http://ow.ly/2afz30nttyV. With our products adhering to the strictest standards set out by AAAMSA and SAGGA accreditations, we strive to reach new heights by standing firm to our core business values. Here are the four values that encourage us to provide customer satisfaction which Sequ-Door is known for. S - ServiceAt [...]

Why Plan Your New Building Project Now (4 minute read)

Any new building project is a big undertaking, it requires planning, acquiring the right materials, finding the right project manager and a time from the first brick being laid to the finished result. Finding the right time of the year for your new building project is essential to a smooth building process and here are the reasons we say, start planning in autumn. The outside areas won’t be used as much: Kids and pets enjoy playing outside during the summer months when it’s warm and the lawn is inviting, but during the winter months, staying indoors to avoid the cold [...]

How to Choose a Reputable Security Company? (3 Minute Read)

Regardless of where you live or where your business is situated, private security assurance is an investment in the protection of your property, possessions, and those within, whether they are family or employees. In South Africa, there are approximately 900 security companies available for the public to make use of, so it can be a little daunting to choose the right one. Here are the five primary elements you need to consider before you decide. 1. Reputation & Accreditation: Search online to find out which security companies have been highly recommended and which have poor reviews. Security companies who are [...]

Let’s Talk Safety Zones (5 minute read)

South Africa, unfortunately, has a high crime rate which causes concern for families when we consider home robberies. We have all heard or read the horror stories of a family caught up in a home robbery and what can happen to them. Here is how you can create a safety zone at home to prevent the worst from happening to your loved ones. The first thing you will need to do when creating a safety zone in your home is select the best area for your family to be safe in. The safety zone will need to be easily accessible [...]

Enclose your patio with Sequ-Door

Spending time with friends and family out in our beautiful South African weather is a past time enjoyed by millions every day, but what do you do when the temperature begins to fall? During the day, winter can be very comfortable and enjoyable to spend outside and enjoy a braai, but we all know the hassle when we need to move inside as dusk approaches. Imagine if there was a way to enjoy your patio all winter without the cold becoming a problem? Here are four reasons why you should have your patio enclosure installed before the air turns crips [...]

Is your security system foolproof? (3 Min read)

As the days are becoming shorter and the weather is becoming colder, it’s time to take a look at your current security routine and consider whether it can be improved. Insurance companies are seeing a spike in claims during the winter months due to more crimes taking place. Read on to learn what you need to do to secure your property this winter and prevent unwanted intruders from entering your home. Test Each of Your System’s ComponentsOne of the first things you need to consider when securing your property is to discover what is working and what elements of your [...]

Locking up for the April Holidays (3 minute read)

Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of our lives. The last thing you want to be worrying about while you’re away is your home; are your valuables safe, how will your pets be looked after, and will anyone uninvited get access to your property. Here is a security checklist to make sure that your home and valuables will be safe while you’re away with friends and loved ones. Choosing the Right House Sitter: Many people choose to employ a house sitter while they’re away to keep an eye on their home and look after their pets. This [...]

April Holiday Security Tips (4-minute read)

As much as we all look forward to the well-deserved April break, it is vital to remember to put your safety and the security of your family and home first. There are many hazards to keep in mind during this holiday season, so here are four areas of safety to keep in mind and what you can do to ensure an enjoyable trip for everyone. Secure your home: If you are going away this April, it is important to keep your home safe and secure. The tips below will help you to ensure you don’t come home from your trip [...]

Your Right to Safety (4-minute read)

South Africans are not strangers to the dread of load shedding and many of us have a plan of action for when the lights go out, although we don’t always consider our safety plans during this time. With a load-shedding schedule being publicly announcing when the blackouts will occur, burglars are given the opportunity to schedule robberies far more easily. Here are a few tips to planning for load shedding beyond making sure your generator is in good working order and you have a supply of diesel to keep you going. Back up batteries:Make sure your gate, alarm system, and [...]

How to clean your windows Organically (4 minute read)

Having crystal clear windows and even mirrors in and around your home makes a big difference to your living conditions. The problem with maintaining clean windows is usually due to an ingredient found in commercial cleaners with harsh chemicals which leave a waxy residue that attracts dirt. Not only do these cleaners prevent long term window shine, but they can also be harmful to the environment and your health. Here are four natural window cleaners that will leave your windows cleaner for longer. Vinegar and Water:Vinegar has become a favourite organic household cleaning product. Not only does it sanitize and [...]

Three Ways Security Shutters can Secure & Enhance Your Lifestyle (3 minute read)

Since Sequ-Door’s partnership with Blockhouse, we have delivered a groundbreaking home and office security feature which not only keeps your property safe but enhances the quality of your lifestyle too. Here are the three main benefits to adding Security Shutters into your home or business. 1.Aesthetics:Security Shutters have been created to suit most building styles by taking the fundamental elements of the genuine shutter design and adding a blending sleekness that architects and interior designers seek for their projects. These security barriers provide both light control and insulation, removing your need for curtains. The visually appealing nature of these Security [...]

Winner of the Secure your Property Competition!

A very special congratulations to Malcolm Walker, the winner of the Sequ-Door ‘Secure Your Property’ competition! During the end of 2018, we ran an exciting competition for all Sequ-Door customers, new and old, allowing them the opportunity to WIN R5000.00 cash if they installed one of our trusted and robust security solutions during the month of November. We randomly selected one lucky winner who not only headed into the festive season with a quality security solution but also walked away with R5000.00 in CASH for a truly happy holiday. Once again, congratulations to Malcolm Walker for winning this spectacular prize [...]

Get to know your Neighbours this New Year (3 Minute Read)

As the festive season can be a hazardous time with spikes in crime, increased road accidents and probably some family drama, getting ready for the year ahead may seem like a breeze. With the hustle and bustle of December coming to a close it’s time to get back into your daily flow, but it’s also a great time to get to know your neighbours. Here are a few reasons why you should! 1. Long Lasting friendships Many friendships strike up over a wall or a friendly chat in the driveway and getting to know your closest neighbours could be the [...]

6 Tips to Decorate your Patio for the Festive Season (3 Minute Read)

Decorating your patio, balcony, or lapa for any season is a lot of fun and can get your guests in the mood for a fun evening when you entertain. While decorating seems to come naturally to some people, for others it requires a little more thought and planning for a beautifully created space. Read here for seven quick tips to making your patio festive this season and a joyful atmosphere this December. 1. Choose a theme and scheme: Before you being to throw the tinsel about, take some time and carefully choose the theme you’d like and the colour scheme [...]

Preparing for the December Crime Spike (3 minute read)

For many, December is a time for rest and recuperation with some much needed time off. However, there are those who see December as the busiest time of the year, home intruders. Nothing can ruin a great holiday like returning home to find your house has been broken into. This frightening thought is a reality for many South Africans, and many victims and burglars alike believe there is no justice after these crimes are committed. The best way to ensure your home and possessions are safe while you’re away this December is to make sure your home is burglar proof. [...]

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