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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 [...]

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?  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wood to Aluminium Conversions

Technology has come a long way over the last 50 years or so and with these advancements, we have been able to make our homes more comfortable and easier to maintain. We have been able to have high tech appliances to make our lives easier, better building techniques to make our homes more durable and even make our homes safer. With all this in mind, it’s understandable why so many people are taking the wood out of window and door frames and replacing them with aluminium. If you’re still not convinced as to whether or not you should make the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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