Over the past few weeks, news programs have been full of stories about security breaches at the White House. For the most part, each of these tales starts with an individual somehow scaling the White House fence – and that’s with added security cameras and Secret Service staff on guard at all times.
The good news is that while your home or business probably isn’t housing top-secret government information (or the most powerful man in the country), what you do have in your office or warehouse is incredibly valuable and could make or break your own business.
So what should you look for in a security enclosure – one that will really protect your property?
The Height Matters
Are you looking for a security enclosure that will serve to deter unwanted visitors, or one that will make it absolutely impossible to scale? Depending on where your business is located, the maximum height may be limited by township ordinances. Do your homework so that you can install the tallest functional security fence possible.
Do You Need Barbed Wire?
The thought may leave you cringing but barbed wire at the top of any fence is a serious deterrent and will stop both animals and people. You’ll need to consider the neighborhood you’re in, though. Barbed wire in an industrial complex is one thing, but barbed wire in a residential neighborhood with children could cause harm to those who didn’t really intend to harm you.
Alarms and Cameras
Depending on the nature of your business, you may want to pair your security fence with alarms (silent or not) and security cameras. Even if a person isn’t successful at bypassing your fence, you’ll want to stop him or her from making further attempts and/or have documentation of the attempts if you need to press charges later.
Slowing Intruders Down
Some intruders will approach your property armed with tools and a plan. Features like anti-climb pale spacing and the use of metal fillers can make it much more difficult for a seasoned thief to cut through your fence. Pair this type of material with the use of a camera or alarm system and your staff might have the time to catch him in the act.
There are tons of options when it comes to security fencing. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to show you the options available for your business, home, or special project!