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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 help you to identify which areas need the most security, where any weak or blind spots are, and which is the most likely entry points for potential burglars. Set Up CCTV and Security Cameras: Have security cameras installed at the entrances, exits, reception or check-out points, and in any particular areas you would like monitored. CCTV and security cameras will [...]
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 aluminium change to your home, here is a comparison between wood and aluminium. Advantages to aluminium: • Aluminium has become the ideal material for windows and doors for South African homes. • Aluminium is the most cost-effective option for South African window frames and doors. • Aluminium can be easily customized for specific home need and styles. • Aluminium does [...]
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 surroundings and what to do in a situation when a potential threat arises. Make sure your children know your cell phone number and what to do in an emergency. 2. Property Safety Your entire property security system should revolve around making it harder for burglars to gain entry. Most burglars will ignore a house that they can't gain access into quickly [...]
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 structure additional strength. This is an extract from the Website on the product: Benefits and features • Standard SLAM-Lock on all doors in times of emergencies • Double upright square tubing design for added strength • Additional reinforcements between scissors • Doors are secured on all four sides ensuring a rigid fit • No plastic working components • Available in [...]
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 your alarm system and panic buttons are in working order. Contact your security company to let them know you will be testing your system and panic buttons beforehand. • Switch up your routine to throw home invasion surveillance off. Many home invaders will think twice about your home if there are no predictable ‘quiet times’ to break in. • Avoid [...]
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 and windows will help you create a modern looking home. Another installation strongly encouraged for security-conscious South Africans would be the inclusion of a home safety zone and additional burglar proofing inside and around the home such as burglar bars, expandable security gates, and security shutters. Lastly, if quality time and entertaining friends and family is an important part of [...]