Safe and Beautiful Pool Fences

According to the USA Swimming Foundation, between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013, at least 202 American children under age 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa. Almost three-quarters of those children were younger than 5 years old.

In Florida, where pool season never ends, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. Often, the last place the child was seen before being found in the pool was inside the house. It takes only moments of inattention or distraction for tragedy to occur. The statistics are sobering, but the solution is clear: supervise youngsters, and fence your pool.

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Basics of Automatic Security Gates

Shopping for an automatic security or driveway gate for your home or business? You may be interested in some basic terminology.

Simply, automatic gates include two components: The gate moves to block the driveway opening and provide security. It is fence-mounted to control access. The gate operator automatically opens and closes the gate, is usually electric, and can be powered by chain, gear, or hydraulics.

The most common gate types are:

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How to Maintain your Automatic Security Gate

With any major purchase, it’s always wise to perform regular care and maintenance in order to safeguard your investment. This advice definitely applies to your residential or commercial automatic security gates and gate operators.

Some higher-quality gates and operators are advertised as “maintenance-free,” which just means they should need less maintenance or adjustment than the more economical systems. This is because they typically feature sealed or closed parts, secure encasements, and coated circuitry that add an extra level of protection against wear and tear.

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Choosing a Fencing Contractor

There are great fencing contractors out there, but also some that are more than happy to give you a good sales pitch, take your money, and run. The good news is that with a little bit of research, you should end up with the fences, gates, and contractor of your dreams.

Some factors are nonnegotiable: they should give written quotes and estimates, and be licensed and certified with your state. Confirm license numbers via online registries or by calling local regulatory agencies.

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Best Fences for Commercial and Residential Properties

When it comes to protecting your property, family, and valuables, there is no better choice than fencing. It can be argued that security cameras are the best choice, but they are not. They do very little to deter intruders, who will simply strap on a mask and break in regardless of how much footage is recorded. Even if you do manage to capture the face of a burglar, it can still be very hard for police to locate and identify the subject. Fencing in your property will deter theft, because most intruders are just looking for a quick and easy break-in.

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Gates: Functional and Aesthetically Pleasing

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Adding a gate to your home or business can easily be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Not only do they add an aesthetic value to the property, but they are also great for deterring unwanted visitors. Gates add a great deal of security by allowing limited access to your property, and this is invaluable when it comes to worrying about your business or family.

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Keeping Your Fence Functional

Fences are great, for both keeping things in and out of your yard. They provide you with peace of mind that your children and/or pets can safely play outside without fear. Younger children may be tempted to wander off towards traffic or strangers, and pets can easily run off if they are not properly enclosed. By putting up a fence, you can prevent accidents from happening while allowing your loved ones to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Security Enclosures for Animals

When most people think of security enclosures, they automatically think of wire cages located in businesses used to protect valuables. They picture movies where they have seen police officers open a door and step inside a metal cage to retrieve some important case file, or they see images of burglars picking locks and sifting through valuables locked inside. Although all of these are true and security enclosures are primarily used to protect valuables, they can also be used to house animals.

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The Pros and Cons of 5 Common Types of Fences

If you’re planning to install a fence around your property, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the fence type. The fence type can make a big difference on all kinds of different factors, including security, visual appeal, longevity, pet-friendliness and more.

Here are five of the most common fence types, along with their benefits and disadvantages.

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Fencing Safety

Feeling safe and secure is a basic human desire. Whether you are at home in your bed or sitting at your desk at work, you want to be safe. What can you do to feel safe? There are a number of ways, and one of them is a security fence.

What does a security fence offer?

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