The need for higher levels of security to deter intruders is growing worldwide. Whereas in the past a security fence was merely a passive physical barrier, the reality of today’s world prescribes the use of an active intrusion detection system that reacts to any intrusion attempts, preventing or delaying intruder access and one that is not reliant on human surveillance.
What is an electric fence?
An electric fence system consists of electric wires carrying high voltage electric pulses that provide a non-lethal shock to an intruder. Tampering with the fence results in an alarm activation, which is transmitted to security personnel monitoring the site.
The number of wires, the distance between the wires, the zone length, and integration with concertina fencing are some of the different configurations which are commonly used to meet the site requirements. The electric wire barrier can be installed vertically or at an angle to provide wider physical barriers that make intrusion by way of digging and climbing more difficult.
Electric fencing can be applied on an existing perimeter fence, on top of walls, or as a stand-alone fence.
- Provides a physical barrier that delays the intrusion time and provides an electric shock to intruders.
- Provides a higher level of detection capability to detect an intrusion attempt and set off the alarm which is then transmitted to the security personnel or company monitoring the site.
- Easy to install and to operate.
- Low maintenance costs.