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3 Types of Security Fences

Updated on February 18, 2016

Bordering property with protective fencing is as old as antiquity; and fast forward to the 21st century and the reason remains the same—to protect what is on the other side. Security always has been, and always will be, the name of the game.

Anyone searching for various types of security fencing will have no problems finding a type that will perfectly suit their needs—the selection is incredibly vast. Here, we will cover three different types of security fencing that would be well suited for a variety of applications.

Electrified Fencing

Electrified fencing is a powerful deterrent for unwanted trespassers, especially when criminal elements know ahead of time the fencing does a whole lot more than just sit there. Electric fencing will produce a very uncomfortable, riveting shock when touched; and some models of electric fencing are equipped with alarm systems— audible or silent.

Typically, these fences are made from low-carbon steel wire, stainless-steel wire or galvanized wire and are available in a variety of colors, by most manufacturers. Whether used for government agencies, airports, military bases or private residences, these fences will keep serious intruders at bay!

Anti-Climb Fences

Anti-climb components make it virtually impossible for intruders to scale certain types of fences. Anti-climb fences can incorporate ornamentation to create aesthetics as well as offer impressive security potential.

When anti-climb fences are chosen, it is because attempts of a security breach would, otherwise, be highly expected; and because of this, daunting detailing becomes a part of the fence’s fierce appearance. One type of anti-climb component involves solid, metal panels of spikes drilled into the fencing material. These spiked panels are very visible to promote safety for those who may, innocently, come in close proximity to this type of fence as well as serve as a warning for anyone who has thoughts of illegitimately reaching the other side. Whether a fence is comprised of wood, metal, brick or concrete, the metal strips can be easily attached with the appropriate screws and a power-drill.

Metal spike-strips come in various designs and colors which help to enhance the visual appeal of the fence without compromising the intended message of: Don’t even attempt it!

Razor Wire Fences

Razor wire fences are known as razor wire mesh or razor barbed wire; and they look very intimidating! There are a variety of designs of razor wire fences and they, typically, incorporate stainless-steel razor blades that are woven and bound. Since these types of fences are virtually impenetrable, they are often used for prison environments, military applications, government buildings, and national security facilities.

Security Fencing and Technology

Security fencing’s niche purpose, of course, is to detect intruders on the outside before they can do any damage on the inside or to keep those on the inside from exiting outward—the way it has been for millennia. New technology, however, is incorporated into a variety of fence designs where any compromise with a fence’s structure or tension will result in extremely accurate and immediate detection and notification via computers, smart phones and other mobile devices. The technology used is very advanced; and electromechanical sensors are not affected by RFI (radio frequency interference) or climatic and atmospheric conditions including lightening or electrical transients from nearby power lines and vehicles.

It’s all about your gate protecting what needs to be protected—regardless of ‘what side of the fence’ you’re on!


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