Closing the Door on Poor Security

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Closing the Door on Poor Security

Security is a pretty big deal in South Africa and doors, walls, windows and gates are what stand between you and the outside world. We want to keep our loved ones safe and our belongings out of the wrong people’s hands. This means we need to invest in quality security barriers. There are many types of security options when it comes to choosing the right one, and we’re sharing our insider info to help you make the right decision.


As entrance and exits to your home, secure doorways are the first line of defense and can either be a reliable barrier or a great vulnerability. Intruders use many creative ways to enter your home, but unlike windows which you can customise quite easily, doorways do not always offer the same elements of customisation. Locking your door is the first security measure we all take in our homes, but most locks can forcibly be opened to gain access. Retractable security gates are a popular choice for their strength, durability and slam lock ability.

We regularly see security gate companies convincing us to invest in expandable or retractable security barriers. These can be customised and are a great option when trying to protect entrances with double or sliding doors. Quality security barriers have a long lifespan and cannot be broken or bent by intruders.

Security barriers must meet some requirements of structure and quality to obtain a high degree of certification. One cannot ignore that a good security barrier serves as a deterrent to thieves. Do not hesitate to invest the money as necessary, as it is an essential element in your home for protection.

Good Armour

Armoured doors also fall into the category of security barriers, but have a different look and function. The main feature of a traditional armoured door is the solid steel structure in the middle of the door leaf. They are great because of their strong steel core. The performance is stable and will not be deformed due to weather changes or long-term use. In addition to the anti-theft function, it also has excellent fire safety, sound insulation, heat preservation, and even bulletproof functions. It is also very easy to install and can have a service life of more than 20 years.

Keep your home or business safe by investing in good security barriers that will last a life-time. If you are considering an upgrade to your security options, let HOMEMAKERS help you find the best product for your needs. 

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