Keeping your home and business secure is a no brainer, given the high crime rates in South Africa. It’s only natural to want to ensure that everything you’ve built and worked hard for isn’t jeopardised. But when it comes to fencing your premises, there are so many fencing options to choose from and so many brands out there, making it difficult to know where to start. With this in mind, we thought we’d help you out by providing some tips for choosing secure fencing.
Ensure Your Fencing is PVC Coated
PVC is a type of plastic which can be used to coat fencing, giving it a very attractive finish and helping it last longer. While there are many other types of coating available, PVC comes out tops in view of your security, since it prevents metal from rusting – which can, of course, cause gradual degradation and lead to weak spots that break easily.
Look for Mesh Fencing with V-Bends
Image featuring Shadai Hi-Tec fencing and a close up of V-bends
As you can see from the above image, V-bends are special bends that are built into the fencing. Fencing with these bends are much more secure because the bends help increase rigidity and thus make the fence much stronger.
Ensure Mesh Panels are Close Together and Very Small
One of the biggest worries when it comes to security is whether a criminal will be able to climb the fence or cut it. By choosing the smallest mesh panels possible, you can make it virtually impossible for anyone to slip shears in and cut your fence. At the same time, small panels also ensure that there is no place to slip fingers and feet through to climb.
We hope that you’ve found these tips for choosing secure fencing helpful. If you have any tips or suggestions of your own, then be sure to leave them in the comment box below.
At Shadai, we provide our very own brand of secure fencing called Hi-Tec. This fencing is designed with both aesthetics and security in mind. View our ranges here.