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Successful Security Fencing And Gates
Good security around the perimeter of your property can deter burglars. Maintaining gates and fences is a form of deterrent. If you can see through it this is better as burglars don’t like to be seen.
When planning an industrial or commercial site, it is safe to say that the building is positioned safely inside perimeter walls and security fencing and gates. This makes every square foot of space usable and safe for the compound’s front and rear part. Today’s property invasion crimes make this idea a progressively more appealing option for those concerned for the safety of their properties. However, building codes in many places are very specific about the kind of security fencing allowed, its height and materials. But in the suburbs and rural regions where houses are on larger lots, often acreage, the ability to safely enclose all or part of the property is a highly appealing proposition.
Security Elements and Tips
There are two halves to a successful security fence. First is visually discouraging intruders through fence design and the addition of security signage. The other is strategies of fence design that makes it hard for intruders to go through, over or under. When both these factors are met, the fence will provide maximum security.
- Focus on height as a deterrent. This is where commercial security fence panels can be helpful due to the typical six foot height limit of most residential fences.
- Strong gates with bolted or welded hardware make sure this portal doesn’t become a weak link in perimeter fencing. Nuts should be welded on and bolt threads stripped to prevent nut removal. Maintain height and add technology such as cameras, lights and intercoms at this point to deter potential intruders
- Scalability dictates how hard it is to climb over a fence. Fencing material or fabric that is not easy to gain a toe or hand hold is best. Anti-climb spikes, barbed wire and other fence-top deterrents restrict scalability and may provide height increases where codes are more limiting.
- Strive for a “lethal look” with electrified fencing that stings when touched, but will kill, hurt or maim. Electric fence is a powerful deterrent, but may be as safe as traditional “hot wire” for livestock enclosures. Electric fence signage is a big part of making the most of this option.
- Avoid solid fencing because it is easier to climb and makes it easier for intruders to hide behind while breaking in.
Security Fencing and Gates
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to fencing, there are many options to make gates the strongest link in the system.
Often there are multiple gates in a perimeter security fence, so each should be considered in a hierarchy when it comes to security measures. Those used most often will benefit from modern upgrades that require electricity at the gate itself, which can be costly for long runs and here solar may prove the only viable option. Even then some climates aren’t well suited for year around solar driven systems.
Australian Security Fencing is at the forefront of high security fencing and gates for any environment. Whether you require fencing through to intruder deterrent and detection around commercial properties, we can provide a reliable security fencing solution for you.
With many years of experience of providing fencing and access solutions, our unequaled expertise allows us to offer the right solutions for almost any given fencing. Whatever your security fencing requirement, Australian Security Fencing has the solution to meet your metal fencing needs.