Apr 13, 2019 in Perimeter Fencing & Control
5 Differences Between Regular Fencing And Correctional Facilities Fencing

There are times when you simply can’t compromise on security.  Some situations call for tough fences and tough detection systems, and prisons and correctional facilities are two of the most obvious.  Strong, purpose-built fencing around correctional facilities is essential to protect people on both sides of the fence.  We tend to think of it as a security measure to keep crooks on their side and indeed it serves that purpose well. But it’s also important for protecting facility inmates from threats from outside.

So, let’s look at some of the differences between a high-security fence and a regular industrial fence:

Anti-climb & Anti-penetrative Qualities

It goes without saying that correctional facility fencing needs to be strong, robust and difficult to break through or climb.  Securemax 358 mesh is an Australian made product that has been designed to live up to all these criteria.  With a mesh aperture of 71mm x 9mm it’s nearly impossible to penetrate with regular hand tools. And its finger/toe-proof profile makes scaling the fence extremely difficult.  Fencing panels are secured using tamper-proof fixings which can only be undone or removed using specialist equipment.

Open Design Profile

Correctional facilities fencing needs to be easy to see through.  This helps to deter potential escapees and prevent trouble-making members of the public from approaching the fence to throw items over to people inside. Securemax 358 fits the bill perfectly when it comes to clear visibility: it provides maximum security while allowing for unobstructed vision and low environmental impact. Even when multiple lines of fencing are required.

Fence Toppers

One of the most obvious differences between a common industrial fence and a high-security fence is the use of fence toppers.  Unfortunately, there are die-hard folks that will attempt climbing a fence no matter what, and that’s where an extra level of deterrent becomes necessary.  Razar Tape provides a formidable barrier: it’s tough, extremely difficult to cut through and makes escaping or entering over the top of the fence an extremely painful experience!

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Integrated Security

In the case of correctional facilities, the fencing structure is a key part of a total defense system.  It provides a framework onto which electronic detection systems, security lights, cameras, and other security equipment and systems such as Sabra Fence.

Gates and Controlled Access

High-security establishments require heavily defended access points.  In fact, often authorized personnel must enter compounds via several sets of controlled gates and/or boom gates.  At Australian Security Fencing, we take security seriously and our access systems incorporate a range of personal recognition techniques such as cards, coded locks, keypads and biometric recognition.


The team at Australian Security Fencing is proud to be supplying top-of-the-range security fencing to help keep our country a safe and secure place.  For more information on correctional facilities fencing, please contact us on 1800 666 927 and talk to our staff.