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Protecting your home, sweet home

  • July 27, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications

Your home is not only where your heart is, it is most often your most valuable asset. And, while the idea of losing it (and all its treasured contents) is unthinkable, having insufficient insurance cover to replace it is an even more unbearable prospect.
Sadly, the recent fires in the Western Cape – which saw so many people lose their homes as well as all their possessions, their personal documentation and, in some instances, their livelihoods – are a very grim reminder of the huge price we can pay for making (or failing to make) important financial decisions without being fully aware of the consequences. So let’s take a look at some of the things you need to bear in mind to be sure the insurance cover on your home properly meets your needs…

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Barker Unite’s 67 minutes at Princess Alice Adoption Home - Mandela Day 2017

  • July 18, 2017 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

Mandela Day – 18th July 2017 is a great opportunity for each of us, however big or small, to make a difference in the world. This year, Barker Unite put together an initiative for the Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH); a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and a registered Non-Profit Organisation (000-566 NPO) and Public Benefits Organisation.

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Geared and ready to go - 1965Ride 850km for education

  • March 23, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth

Who’s keen to ride 850km for a good cause?

It’s that time of year again where the brave cyclists from the “1965Ride” take on their annual ride from Johannesburg to Queenstown to raise funds for educational scholarships and bursaries for deserving, talented children in quality schools.

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Burst pipes – Understanding how they are covered

  • March 07, 2017 | Written by Lily Howard

This type of ‘claim’ is becoming more and more common and it is important to know what circumstances are or are not claimable. Here are a few guidelines and examples to help form a better understanding of this type of claim:

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Hijacking Hotspots: Most targeted cars and bakkies in SA

  • February 09, 2017 | Article courtesy of Wheels24 & Extracts from ADT and National Hijack Prevention Academy

Here’s how easy it is to hack a car

  • January 11, 2017 | Article courtesy of Wheels24

Barker “Boxes of Joy” for Thandanani House of Refuge

  • November 17, 2016 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

Christmas is such a special time of the year for families and especially children. With this sentiment in mind, Barker Unite selected a project this year at ‘Thandanani, House of Refuge’, a registered charity organisation which falls under the banner of the Kingsway Centre of Concern. Thandanani was established to give hope to the lives of abandoned, abused, orphaned and neglected children. They currently provide refuge for 25 children, who have arrived at Thandanani through the court, school or church, in order to receive aid.

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Annual Policy Review 2016

  • October 10, 2016

Our special relationship with you motivates and inspires us to keep improving our service levels. We are passionate about our business, our families at home, at the office and very importantly you and your family. By working together we will certainly achieve more and have some fun along the way.

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Driving safely while staying connected

  • October 04, 2016 | Written by Lloyd Barker | Category: General

The world is a comprised of high-speed multi-taskers, but multi-tasking while you’re driving poses tremendous risk to your Personal Safety?
If you can’t logically sort it out for yourself there are plenty of studies that show any distraction that interrupts a driver’s concentration is potentially dangerous. Take your eyes off the road for a second and an incident can happen (i.e. an accident, a smash & grab, etc.)

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Secure gates equal secure homes

  • August 04, 2016 | Extracts courtesy of 7Arrows Security Company

The driveway gate has once again proved itself to be the weakest link in the security chain, as house-breakers continue to use the driveway as their No.1 entry point.

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