When it comes to electric fence controllers, these are one of the most important considerations in building a good electric security fence. An electric fence can be a premium deterrent for the protection of outdoor site perimeters but in order for such a fence to be truly effective, it must also be safe and secure. The electric fence system must be built using top quality components which are manufactured to the highest standards and one of the most important components is the electric fence controller.
The Electro-Fence™ Controller
Our Electro-Fence™ controllers have an impeccable safety record and this is primarily because they are manufactured to exceed worldwide standards: BS EN ISO 60335-2-76 and BS1722 part 17.
The high voltage pulse is actually less than one thousandth of a second in duration and in order to ensure absolute security, a controller continuously monitors the electric fence for different types of attack.
When an attempted breach is detected the controller will generate an alarm. Exactly when the alarm is triggered varies because of the system is configured to cover numerous scenarios. For example:
- when a predetermined number of shocks have been administered to an intruder
- if an intruder attempts to reduce the voltage of the electric fence
- if an intruder attempts to cut the wire
- if an intruder attempts to short circuit either live or earth wires
NOTE: Even if the high voltage is switched off, the fence wires can still be monitored and generate an alarm if interfered with.
Energisers & Insulators
An integral and important feature of Electro-Fence™ controllers are the magnetic technology energisers that we use. Once again, we ensure these are manufactured to the highest, internationally recognised standards.
Resistant to Ultra Violet light, the insulators are also coloured black to provide maximum UV resistance.
Models of Electro-Fence™ Controllers
There are currently 10 models of electric fence controller in our range. All are fence mountable and offer a wide choice of parameters including:
- Number of zones: 1, 2 or 6
- Monitoring: High or low or earth voltage
- Energiser: Magnetic technology or dual independent or bipolar output
Standard Electric Fence Controllers: Models EF100 / EF102
Single and dual zone controllers for use on commercial and industrial sites which can be used in fence-mounted or wall top electric fence systems. These controllers continuously monitor the high voltage.
High Security Electric Fence Controllers: Models EF101 / EF122
Single and dual zone controllers designed for use on commercial, industrial and military sites as well as airport perimeters, prisons or any site where the highest level of security is the prime concern. These high security controllers have an additional low voltage monitoring system which independently monitors all the low voltage fence wires. This monitoring is available even if the high voltage detection is switched off. Dual monitoring of this nature affords the highest level of security for an electrified fence.
NOTE: To fulfil (often outperform) the electric fence specification required by many prisons and correctional facilities, our Electro-Fence™ controllers can be supplied with two alarm monitors on each energiser.
Six Zone Standard Controller Model EF10
A six zone controller for use on commercial and industrial sites which continuously monitors the high voltage wires. The functions for each zone can be can be independently set using DIP switches. There is also a separate alarm relay output for each zone.
Multisys™ Controller Model EF132
These electric fence controllers have digitally adjustable parameters and can be used to design a fully networkable, high specification electric fence protection system.
The system itself can consist of up to 254 dual zone controllers giving a total of 508 Electro-Fence™ zones. There is also provision for additional alarm inputs so that the controllers can be used with other types of detector such as infra-red beams, door or gate contacts.
The integration of independent energisers means that if any one zone is attacked then all the remaining zones will remain at full voltage. This ensures maximum deterrent and detection capabilities. The EF132 can also be programmed to be used in conjunction with non-networkable systems.
The Reputation Of Electro-Fence™ Controllers
Advanced Perimeter Systems is currently the largest supplier of security, electrified fence controllers into the US mainland market. Sites where our controllers have been installed include correctional facilities and salvage yards. You can read more about our provision of perimeter security systems in the USA.
A top security dealer who installs perimeter security systems all over the United States recently commissioned us to design and manufacture a bespoke range of Electro-Fence™ controllers. To date all installations using this custom designed solution have proved highly successful. We are always pleased to received enquiries for custom designed electric fence controllers. We have the expertise and facilities to quickly design and manufacture controllers to suit specific requirements.
More detailed information on our range of electric fence controllers (functions, inputs and outputs, synchronisation control etc) can be made available upon request. Just contact us.