Put simply, security fencing is one of the most effective ways of keeping your premises safe along with the valuables contained within. Many commercial properties or building sites opt to erect fencing in order to stop trespassing and burglary.
An area can also be zoned off if it carries inherent danger due to building works or un-manned machinery, thus keeping the public from harm. Whatever the reason for it, security fencing is a great way to protect your property and possessions, while reducing the risk of injury.
Why does security fencing work?
There are many reasons why security fencing is a successful way to protect an area or building:
• A visual deterrent. Being met with a seemingly impenetrable perimeter is often enough to stop an intruder in their tracks. Burglars are always looking for a weak spot in a property so if all they see is a sturdy wall that they would struggle to scale then they are likely to look elsewhere.
• A fast, simple solution. If a quick-fix is required then security fencing can be constructed in no time. There is also such a wide range of security fencing available that there is bound to be a style that perfectly suits your needs. Similarly, if temporary security fencing is installed, once you have finished with it, it can be removed just as quickly. A swift solution is often the approach to marshalling crowds at events, for example.
• A cost-effective technique. Where there is lots of equipment in an uncontained space, i.e. on a construction site that is in use, then installing a solid perimeter is much cheaper and far less hassle than moving materials into storage or building a temporary warehouse within which to store them.
What types of security fencing are available?
It may be surprise to some that there are actually many different types of security fencing, each with their own benefits and selling points. This means that whatever your circumstance there is bound to be a style on the market for you. The various types of security fencing that DWJ Fencing supply and install include:
• Weldmesh fencing. Composed of 5mm thick steel wire with small spacings on the vertical wires, this type of fencing is a less costly alternative to chain link. Its design makes it difficult to scale, whilst retaining visibility along the line. Due to its modular construction, there’s no need for a new fence if individual panels get damaged.
• Palisade fencing. Offered with either traditional ‘D’ section pales or ‘W’ section pales in heights from 1.2 metres up to 3.6 metres. Can be secured with M8 rivets or high tensile bolts with anti-vandal fasteners for ultimate security. A key feature of palisade fencing is that it works well on sloping ground, therefore reducing the likelihood of security gaps at the base.
• Chain link fencing. Perhaps the most common type of security fencing on the market, chain link is woven from steel wire and can come in three finishes: heavily galvanised, P.V.C coated with a bright core or P.V.C coated with a galvanized wire core. Chain link is particularly popular for children’s playgrounds, recreational grounds, tennis courts and general areas that require security.
• Hoarding. Commonly used around construction sites, varieties include Steelhoard, Mini-Steelhoard and Wooden Hoarding – all of which can be re-used. Can withstand wind speeds of up to 50mph, the profiled panels deter graffiti artists and bill stickers, and they are suitable for sloping ground.
• Pedestrian guard rails. Offering security to pedestrians, these steel or aluminium systems provide protection in built-up areas or at crossing zones. Rails are bolted together making them easy to install and replace.