In a previous news item we discussed how an electric security fence installation must be done correctly and be reliable in extreme temperatures. We demonstrated this with a photograph of our electric security fence system operating perfectly after installation despite being heavily laden with snow! Reliability is just one of the reasons why Electro-Fence™ has become established as the perimeter protection system of choice for many high security sites.
Electric Security Fence Installation With Anti-Spread Detection
Today we report on a recent Electro-Fence™ electric security fence installation. Key points of the project were:
- Geographical Location: Coastal UK
- Application: Military
- Requirement: Additional perimeter fence with electric fence system
- Existing perimeter protection: Security fence fitted with Electro-Fence™ – installation by APS approved installer
Careful consideration of the location was vital in order to ensure that the new fence installation would be done correctly. Here are some of the installation’s criteria and how we fulfilled them:
Fence Installation Key Points
Foundations – The sandy nature of the site (see above photo) meant that bigger foundations had to be created for the security fencing itself in order to ensure stability and strength.
Electric Fence Insulators With Water Barrier – The site is close to the sea and in a part of the world where heavy rain is a regular feature. However, we knew that these climatic conditions would pose no problem for Electro-Fence™ because our system carries self-cleaning insulators fitted with water barriers, designed and manufactured by ourselves here in Stirling.
Extra High Fence – The fence was of an unusual height, certainly higher than most typical electric fences but again this was no problem for us. There is technically no limit to the fence height where our electric fence technology can be installed. Electro-Fence™ currently operates on 5 metre (16.5ft) high electric fence installations at US mainland correctional facilities.
Anti-Spread Detection – The project also called for the installation of a detector that would generate an alarm if the electric fence wires were moved apart in an attempt to gain entrance. We designed and manufactured the galvanized steel anti-spread detector as shown in the photograph below. So if any wire on the electric fence is moved, it will short out and the required alarm will be generated. This type of anti-spread detection is ideal for installation on fences at top security sites such as military bases, nuclear sites and power generation facilities. Read more about anti-spread detection and other special features of our electric fence system.
For more information click here to download the current Electro-Fence™ brochure.
If you have a bespoke requirement for electric security fencing and would like to speak to us about a possible installation please feel free to call on +44 (0) 1786 479862 and we will be happy to arrange a no-obligation conversation with our Technical Director. Office hours: Monday-Friday (GMT).