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Maximum Security – Fencing In Defence And Correctional Facilities

That defence and correctional facilities need great fencing, goes without saying.  In fact, when we think about high-security fences, prisons and the like are among the first that spring to mind!  Fencing in these situations is absolutely vital; for the community, both sides of the fence and the staff and other personnel entering or exiting the facility.

So, what are some of the features of great fencing, that are key to creating a safer community?

  1. Anti-climb

At Australian Security Fencing, we recommend Securemax® 358 as a top quality defense, prison or correctional facility fencing.   This product has been developed by personnel who have year’s of experience and knowledge in the industry and it’s an excellent choice for perimeter fencing.  It is very difficult to climb, owing to the fact that there is very little if any, opportunity for hand or foot grip.

Products such as Razor Tape can be added to the top of security fencing as an extra barrier for potential escapees or intruders.  It acts as both a physical deterrent and a practical barrier, making it just that extra bit harder to successfully scale the fence.

  1. Anti-penetrative

Securemax® 358 is notoriously difficult to penetrate.  And that’s what high-security fences need to be – they must be able to stand up to any pressure or force applied from either side of the fence.  Anybody trying to cut through the mesh using regular hand tools would have a very difficult time. Not to mention would likely be intercepted by guards long before they had successfully done it!

In the case of correctional facilities, the threat posed by members of the wider community must be addressed.  This threat can come in the form of people approaching the perimeter fencing from the outside and attempting to penetrate it or trying to smuggle contraband (maybe in the form of phones or drugs) into the facility.  Using a strong and robust fencing material will help control threats on both sides of the fence.  Many facilities choose to erect a series of boundary fences – a perimeter one, then others inside that, which will reduce the risk of contraband being thrown over the top of the fence to people inside.

In defence situations, the facility and information within it must be kept safe and private at all times.  That’s why it’s important that no unauthorized personnel can climb over the fences and enter the compound.

  1. Durability

The fencing structure needs to be strong and durable enough to sustain any weather conditions. One weak spot could undermine the integrity of the whole structure.  At Australian Security Fencing, our specialists have years of experience. We have been designing and building fences that have stood the test of time and the harshest weather conditions.

  1. Access Control 

State-of-the-art technology means that access control systems are getting better all the time. From key-pad ID to biometric recognition systems, access control comes in many forms for a wide range of applications. However, they all come with the same aim – to control and record who comes and goes from the facility 24/7.

It’s extremely important that correctional facilities maintain top-notch security at all times.  And the staff at Australian Security Fencing are only too willing to help with creating and maintaining a safer community for everyone.  Call our sales team today on 1800 666 927 and discuss your needs with our highly skilled staff.


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