Xpanda DIY Home Security Tips

Safety and security are sadly a major concern in today’s South African society so we have put together some Xpanda DIY security tips to make your home a safe fortress. This includes the tools you will need to install your Xpanda DIY security products and additional installation tips.


Xpanda DIY Burglar Bars

Xpanda DIY Burglar Guards
Our selection of DIY Burglar bars includes the brick range, diamond range, and pane range. You can choose any style to custom suit the design of your windows and maximise your home security.

How to measure correctly:

If you are installing your own burglar bars it is essential that you measure your windows correctly. This will determine which burglar bars you should purchase thus there is no room for mistakes.

Do not measure the window itself. Instead, measure between the inside edges of the frame of the window. To measure accurately note the following:

  1. HEIGHT: From the inside top to the inside bottom of the frame.
  2. WIDTH: From the inside left to the inside bottom right of the frame.

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Xpanda DIY Security Gates

Xpanda DIY Security Gate
There are a variety of security gates which you purchase from our various distributors or online. Categories include Alu-glide, Grill Gate, Saftidor, Securador and Wrought Iron Grill Gates.

Tools you may need:

  • Hammer
  • Drilling Machine
  • Various Masonry Drill bits (Depending on gate)
  • Hack saw, 24 tooth blade
  • Star/Pozi screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Pencil
  • Flat file
  • Square

You can also find some helpful installation instructional videos here.

Xpanda DIY Fencing

Xpanda DIY Fence
We offer a range of pool and general DIY fencing which can secure your outdoor pool area from young children, pets and intruders depending on your choice of purchase.


  • Measure the circumference of your pool area to ensure you purchase the correct amount of gate materials.
  • Regulations require that pool gates be installed to open away from the pool, so that young children will push the gate shut rather than open when trying to gain access.

Tools you may need:

  • Drill
  • Spade
  • Spirit level
  • Measuring tape
  • Mallet
  • Spanner


The Xpanda DIY range also offers a DIY Leisure selection, safes and additional accessories in order to further prevent criminals from getting hold of your personal items. Rust protection is recommended for these products, especially if you are living near the ocean. Xpanda DIY Security offers a full hot-dip galvanised option to protect your products from rust and weather damage.

If you have any questions about our DIY range, our trained Xpanda distributors offer excellent customer service, which includes advice on security issues, excellent product knowledge to make sure the right product is recommended and installation guidance.


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