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Anti-climb fences and anti-climb paint are both effective security measures to protect your home or business premises from intruders. But is one option better than the other?

We’ve listed the pros and cons of both anti-climb fences and anti-climb paint to help you decide which solution would be the best security measure for your needs.

What is anti-climb paint?

Anti-climb paint is also known as anti-intruder paint or non-drying paint. It causes the surface to be extremely slippery and difficult to climb.

Advantages of anti-climb paint

  • It’s generally much cheaper than erecting anti-climb fences.
  • It causes the surface to be difficult to climb.
  • It’s easy to apply the paint yourself (just be sure to wear protective clothing).

Disadvantages of anti-climb paint

  • You need to be mindful of legal restrictions. Warning signs must be placed where they can be seen from all angles to highlight the fact that anti-climb paint is in use. If you don’t do this, you’re liable to be sued by anyone claiming damages due to injury. And (rather ridiculously) they can even claim if they were there illegally.
  • Not suitable for pet owners. If neighbours have cats that regularly climb your fences, then anti-climb paint could be problematic. Pets can’t read your anti-climb paint signs and could potentially get the paint on their paws and make a mess indoors.
  • Needs to be reapplied every couple of years.
  • Anti-climb paint stains clothing and skin. It should only be applied high up, to avoid the damage to clothes of the general public. It’s therefore really only suitable for guttering, window ledges, and other places that may be used for climbing.
  • What are anti-climb fences?

    Anti-climb fences are a type of strong and durable security fencing that are designed to make climbing virtually impossible. Mesh anti-climb fences, in particular, are incredibly versatile, immensely hard wearing and should be used as the first line of defence in all security practices.

    The mere presence of a security fence can sometimes be enough to deter criminals. But should an intruder try to climb your security fence, anti-climb fencing will make this practically impossible.

    Advantages of anti-climb fences

    • Quality mesh anti-climb fences are strong and difficult to cut through.
    • Anti-climb fences can surround the entire perimeter of your property.
    • Security fencing can improve the aesthetics of your perimeter.
    • Anti-climb fencing can last for decades, with little maintenance required.

    Disadvantages of anti-climb Fencing

    • Erecting anti-climb fencing takes longer than applying a coat of paint. However, if you choose CLD Fencing for your security fencing needs, we’ll take care of everything, making the whole process hassle-free for you.
    • Naturally, a new anti-climb fencing system will cost more than a coat of anti-climb paint. However, the added security that your premises will benefit from makes anti-climb fencing an extremely cost-effective option in the long run.
  • Anti-climb fences ensure defence from intruders

    Here at CLD Fencing, we recommend Securus mesh anti-climb fencing system. This is the gold standard in anti-climb fencing. It’s the number one choice in anti-climb fencing systems for a range of business needs, from schools and industrial units through to police stations and even Ministry of Defence facilities.

    The 4mm welded steel wires that comprise each mesh fence panel mean that this fence is virtually impossible to climb. And its strong steel posts and non-removable shear nuts ensure that it’s also extremely difficult to cut through. Overall, this anti-climb security fencing is one of the best defences from vandals and intruders on the market.

    Not only does Securus anti-climb fencing offer great protection from criminals, but it looks good too. As aesthetically pleasing as it is secure, you can choose from a range of RAL colours to complement your branding.

    Additionally, should your security threat level increase at any point, it’s good to know that this anti-climb fencing system is completely future proof, and can be upgraded to SR1 at any point.

Contact us today for a quote for anti-climb fencing

In conclusion, whilst anti-climb paint is a cheaper option than anti-climb fences, it offers nowhere near the same security benefits.

Here at CLD Fencing, our anti-climb fences will keep your perimeter safe and secure, whatever your security needs. If you’re unsure what kind of security fencing would be right for your business, take a look at our blog post, ‘Choosing the right security fencing for your industry.’

We have a range of security fencing to suit a range of applications, so contact us today on 0333 696 2019 for a quote or email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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