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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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