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What is Security Fencing?

Security fencing is one of the most important forms of property protection. It can be used in industrial or commercial environments to provide maximum security for assets, storage areas as well as open spaces on the property. Security fences come equipped with additional features like razor wire and barbed wire along with perimeters that have sensors designed specifically to detect movement; other types might include a camera system that will capture any intruders who happen upon its sightline by means of motion sensor detection systems which are also typically installed.

Security Perimeter Detection

Physical security fencing is often augmented with active security measures that include:

  • Monitored CCTV
  • Fence sensors
  • Seismic sensors
  • Passive infrared sensors
  • Photoelectric beams
  • Laser sensors (LIDAR)
  • Radar sensors
  • Fiber-optic detection sensors
  • Microwave sensors
  • Electric monitored fences
  • Microwave sensors
  • Vibration Sensors
  • Security Beams

Security Fence Height

Standard demarcation fences are usually 6 ft high, while security fences are 8-10 ft tall. Prison fencing can sometimes be as high as 14 ft tall.

Security Fencing Structure

Demarcation and privacy fences are usually lightweight and manufactured from wood, vinyl, and possibly steel or aluminum. Security fencing tends to be constructed with steel or aluminum but has greater pipe diameter and wall thickness. This increases resilience against threats and decreases the chance of being overcome.

Fence Security Additions

Spikes, barbed wire, and razor coils (where allowed by the government) can be added to the top f the fence for added security. In addition, security fences can be buried to prevent failure by digging.

Vehicular Impact

Limiting access to vehicles is another notable difference. Security fencing can have larger concrete footings, reinforced fence posts, and crash-rated fences.

Benefits of Security Fencing

Security fencing is a crucial component of physical infrastructure security and offers several benefits:
  • Deterrence
  • Perimeter Protection
  • Controlled Access
  • Privacy
  • Reduced Risk of Vandalism and Theft
  • Increased Property Value
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Visual Appeal
  • Wildlife Control
  • Safety

Senstar provides perimeter security systems 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 types of security solutions to meet the requirements for sites of all sizes.

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