Security fencing requires two major components—durable materials and a proper height. If you are unsure of which type of security fence or how high should a security fence be, let the fencing experts at United Fence & Construction Co. answer your questions.
A lack of security fencing at commercial apartment complexes can lead to easy access for criminals and pain and suffering of residents. Avoid allowing your commercial property to be a target for would-be thieves and violent perpetrators by choosing to install high-quality security fencing in central Arkansas. To help you get started, United Fence & Construction Co. offers an overview of specifications for security fence solutions.
Specifications for an Anti-Climb Fence
As you search for anti-climb fencing the first aspect to consider is the most secure type of fencing material. For security fencing, we recommend choosing from the following materials:
- Chain link fencing
- Vinyl fencing
- Aluminum fencing
- Steel fencing
Variables to consider are budget, durability in your climate, aesthetic appeal, and degree of privacy. Also note that each of the first four fencing types can be transformed into ornamental fencing. With ornamental fencing you maintain security while also improving the visual appeal of the property.
Commercial businesses can also include fence toppings to increase the degree of security fencing. Anti-climb spikes, razor wire, barbed wire, and concertina coils are the most commonly used security fence toppings. If you choose to use any of these fence security toppings, you will also need to display warning signs on fencing to protect your business against liability issues. Furthermore, discuss the use of any fence toppings for security with your legal team to ensure these are permissible in your city or state.
How High Should a Security Fence Be
The exact height of your security fence will vary based on landscaping, building height, and natural barriers such as hills and waterways. However, you can use the standard height of security fencing dictated by the US government. According to the US Department of Defense guidelines, the height of security fencing depends on the type of fence material.
If you are using chain link fencing, the DoD recommends a minimum height of six feet. Increasing this height by one to two feet will only deter perpetrators for a few seconds, so it is not really necessary. As for vinyl fencing, the DoD stipulates the height should be seven feet. Issues to consider include weather, as in the case of freezing and frost that can shift soil levels, as well as erosion conditions.
Contact for a Quote on Security Fencing
To begin protecting your commercial property, contact United Fence & Construction Co. at 501-945-1000 for security fencing in central Arkansas. We will provide you with a quote on fence and installation services, and answer any additional questions you may have.