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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aluminium Window & Door trends: What you should know

When it comes to beautifying your home with products that optimise space without sacrificing style, there are many options to choose from. One such option is the installation of aluminium doors and windows. These products 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’s why you should consider having aluminium doors and windows installed in your home. Aluminium products are stronger Although aluminium is quite lightweight, it possesses a far more impressive strength-to-weight ratio than many other common alloys. When mechanical force is applied [...]

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. With so many products touted as the ultimate in security solutions, knowing which one to choose is very important. Here are a few factors that separate our high-quality security doors and expandable security gates from their counterparts. Quality materials Our security doors and expandable security gates are made from the highest quality materials with no plastic working components. The door is fitted with tracks the bottom and top of the frame and secured on all four sides, giving the structure additional [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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