A prison is a correctional facility where individuals convicted of a crime are incarcerated. The primary purpose of prisons is to detain those who have violated the law, but they also serve other functions, such as rehabilitating offenders and protecting society. Prisons can be state or federal, and they can be operated by the government or by private entities.
Prison security is vital to prevent inmates from escaping and protecting the public. A prison fence is a physical barrier along the facility where high-security requirements must be met. It must be robust, rugged and tall enough to prevent intrusion from both inside and outside.
Prison Fencing Requirements
The perimeter of any property should be safeguarded with security fencing. Not only does this type of fence provide a physical barrier, but it also serves as a psychological deterrent.
- Hard to climb or scale
- Resistant to cuts or cut-throughs
- Breach prevention or deterrence
- Prevent escapes and intrusions
- Maintain good visibility of the facility
Types of Prison Fences
- Wire mesh fence
- Razor/barbed wire
- Chain link fence
- Anti-climb/high-security fence
Senstar provides perimeter security systems for prisons and correctional facilities that help to detect and delay intrusion attempts. Fence-mounted sensors detect and locate intruders at the fence line before they get inside a property. Senstar offers a range of fence sensors, security lighting, and other security solutions to meet the requirements of sites of all sizes.