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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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