17th November 2020
Best types of High Security Fencing
From rigid mesh fencing to palisade security fencing, there are a number of high-security fencing options to choose. But which one is best.
High security fencing is a key part of your overall perimeter security system.
It acts as a first line of defence for your facility against attackers.
At best it can prevent intruders from getting access to your property or land.
Alternatively, it provides you with a vital delay of attack, so you can take action to mitigate any damage or loss, and arrange for emergency response to attend the situation.
But which high security fencing should you choose?
That depends on a couple of different things.
First is the level of threat you expect to face.
This will be determined through a threat assessment and understanding the type and frequency of threats you would expect to face.
Then there is the complexity of the perimeter defence you are trying to create.
While a high security fence will provide you with a high level of protection, it is just one piece in a wider security system.
Are you going to consider additional security features like CCTV, gates and guard stations, or extenders with barbed wire?
All of this could help determine the type of high security fencing you choose.
You also need to consider the aesthetic of your security fencing.
Are you looking for an obvious and clear deterrent that easily stands out around your perimeter?
Or are you looking for a high level of security, but with a more visually appealing construction?
When it comes to the high-security fencing itself, there are two main types:
Mesh fencing (either rolled mesh or rigid mesh) is constructed from steel wires welded together to form a solid barrier.
The rigidity of the fence is reliant on the thickness of the steel wires and would obviously add to the level of security.
Mesh fencing has become more popular in recent years.
This is because it is both more reliable than palisade fencing (more on that in a second) and is also more visually appealing due to the nature of its construction.
Mesh fencing has become widely used as a high security fencing option and is used for security across a wide range of sectors from airports and data centres to schools and sports facilities.
It is an extremely versatile option as it can be adapted to meet differing levels of security.
While palisade fencing is still used as a security fencing option, it is now widely considered to be outdated.
It is created using solid vertical pales made with iron, secured to horizontal beams, to form a solid barrier.
However, compared to steel mesh, palisade fencing is not as robust, meaning it can be easily damaged in a quicker time frame.
Also, while it is cheaper initially, it does require ongoing maintenance to keep its high-security rating, so in the long term, it can end up being more expensive than using mesh fencing.
So which High-Security Fencing should you choose
Winning from both a security and long-term cost-saving standpoint we would highly recommend you choose a mesh high-security fence for your perimeter security.
Obviously, we’d need more details on your exact requirements and needs, but as a start, mesh high-security fencing is going to provide the best foundation for your facility’s protection.
If you need more information or help in choosing the right high-security fencing option for your facility, get in touch with us today and one of our experts will be able to guide you through the process.
Alternatively, request a brochure or check out some of the other content on the site which will answer your questions and help you make the right choice for your perimeter security needs.