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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 [...]

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?  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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