At no time in the past has it been more important for South Africans to ensure that their homes are protected and expandable security gates are widely seen as providing one of the most effective ways in which to safeguard domestic properties against the risk of forced entry. These devices are highly effective as a first line of defence against unwanted intruders. In fact, their mere presence, when closed, will often serve as a sufficient deterrent to the opportunistic thief by providing a visible obstacle to any hope of a quick access and escape route.

Of course, these products come in quite a wide variety of forms as well as from numerous manufacturers. Sadly, however, not all of these may actually be able to provide the degree of protection that their manufacturers would have you believe. Clearly then, when you are shopping for a product upon which you may have to rely in order to protect, not just your belongings but quite possibly your life, some guarantee of its reliability is vital. In this respect, only a product that conforms to the internationally recognised standard ISO 9001 as verified by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) can be guaranteed to live up to its claims.

Among the earliest of the local manufacturers to meet with this standard was the Gauteng-based company – Sequre. Operating from its factory in Pretoria’s industrial area of Rosslyn, it provides both home and business owners across the country and elsewhere on the continent with a wide selection of anti-theft products. These include secure locks, burglar bars and its particular speciality – expandable security gates.

Sequre has extensive experience within this specialised industry and it is widely known and respected, not just for the quality of its products but also for its dependable services prior to, during and following installation. The company’s use of top quality materials in combination with its excellent workmanship and stringent quality control measures make it possible for the manufacturer to offer an exceptional 5-year guarantee on these products when installed at inland locations and even a full 3-year promise in the case of installations in coastal areas.

It offers products for use in conjunction with standard entrance doors, sliding patio doors of all sizes and to be used in enclosing larger areas such as an entrance porch, car port or even an entire patio. Emphasis throughout is on combining durability with visual appeal and hence Sequre offers a range of three basic designs that, between them should adequately meet most requirements. Varying degrees of protection are provided according to the thickness of the struts and the number of flights used in the cross-bracing. With this in mind, the combination that is provided by the company’s Panther range offers consumers the strongest configuration available in today’s market.

Not only are these units exceptionally tough, they are also designed to provide the smoothest operation by means of their aluminium extruded upper and lower tracks to prevent twisting and the multiple double sealed bearings for optimum load distribution. In action they offer the benefit of a combination of a slam lock with a deadlock so as to provide the maximum protection possible with this kind of structure. For your expandable security gates talk first to our team at Sequre.