Increase the Security of Your Chain Link Fence

Hercules Fence High Security Chain Link Fence
Chain link fencing is a staple for a reason, and it can be adjusted for tighter security needs.

A chain link fence is a great first defense in keeping your property safe and secure. Many high-security facilities have opted for chain link fencing around their properties’ perimeter. But, not all chain link mesh and fencing are created equal, so what makes those fences more secure than others? Here are a few things to consider if you’d like to increase the security level of your chain link fencing. 

How Could You Increase the Security of a Chain Link Fence? 

Familiarize Yourself with Gauges

Metal can come in all different thicknesses and diameters. Typically with gauges, the higher the number, the thinner the metal diameter is. That means a 5 gauge chain link fence is much thicker than an 11 gauge. 

Focus on the Bottom 

A chain link fence can be built with mesh all the way to the ground, but what happens over time with snow and sun exposure? It can get easier to manipulate the mesh and access your property from under the fence. If this is a huge security concern, you should look into having a bottom rail installed that can make your fence more rigid at the bottom. If you’re concerned about animals digging under your fence, you can also have some mesh buried into the dirt to deter digging, 

Install the Posts Closer Together

Installing posts closer together for a chain link fence means the mesh between the posts is more rigid and stronger. This can hold up to someone pushing against the fence mesh or trying to cut and force their way through.

Opt for Steel Fittings

Typically, fittings for a chain link fence are made of aluminum, which is a solid material. However, for a little added security for your fence, you can add steel fittings after installation, and tack welding makes this an extremely secure option.

Consider Additions to the Top

Adding things like razor coils or barbed wire to the top can be a strong deterrent to making your chain link fence as challenging to scale and climb over as possible. You can also opt to make the fence taller, up to 8 feet. 

Choose Hercules High Security to Protect Your Property

Whether you need White House-level security fencing, or you need the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. Our professionals are ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to Richmond, Virginia. We have branch offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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