Posts Tagged ‘anti-climb fencing’

Evolution of Palisade Fences: From Ancient Fortifications to Modern Security Solutions

Friday, December 22nd, 2023
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Palisade fences have a long history as defensive structures that excel at securing a perimeter.

Palisade fences have a rich history that dates back centuries, evolving from simple wooden structures used for defense to modern, sophisticated security barriers. Originally employed as a defensive measure, these fences have witnessed significant upgrades over the years, adapting to the changing needs of society. In this blog, we will explore the fascinating history of palisade fences and how they have been transformed into essential components of modern security systems.


Essential Features of an Effective Security Fence

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
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An effective security fence has specific traits and features that differentiate it from standard fencing.

A reliable security fence plays a vital role in safeguarding your property, providing privacy, and deterring intruders. Here are some key features that contribute to an effective security fence.


What is the Difference Between Anti-Climb and Non-Climb Fencing?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
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While you may be familiar with anti-climb fencing, you may not know about non-climb fencing and how it differs from anti-climb fencing.

Security fencing comes in so many different types and styles, there’s always a lot to think about if you plan to have security fencing installed. You need to determine what style of fence you’re looking for, what material is best for your needs, and whether you’re looking for crash-rated fencing and what rating will suit your needs. One of the decisions commercial properties need to consider is whether they should choose anti-climb or non-climb fencing for their property. In order to decide, you need to understand what the difference between these fencing types is.


Anti-Climb Fencing Can Provide Security for Your Home or Business

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
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Anti-climb fencing can provide superior perimeter security while also looking elegant.

When you feel your property needs extra security, one of the best ways to protect your perimeter is with anti-climb fencing. It’s easy to assume that this kind of fencing is only for businesses or high-risk properties, but the reality is that it is a great option for both residential and commercial properties that need a little extra protection or just want some peace of mind.


The Different Types of Anti-Climb Fencing

Friday, October 14th, 2022
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There are a few different types of anti-climb fencing to be considered if you want to balance privacy with security.

There are many different reasons to install a fence on your property, including keeping your pet from wandering away or adding the perfect white picket fence look. However, some businesses and homeowners prioritize security over everything else. When you need a fence to protect your property around the clock, you need anti-climb fencing. Here are some of the most common types of anti-climb fences you can choose from. 


No Entry: A Primer on Anti-Climb Fencing

Friday, September 2nd, 2022
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Some fencing options are inherently anti-climb, while others require anti-climb add-ons to keep intruders from scaling it.

One of the most important jobs that your fence does is to protect your family, home, and property. Your sturdy, well-built, and well-maintained fence can safeguard your possessions, protect the interior of your yard from prying eyes, and restrain pets and kids so that they don’t wander off. In cases where you install a high-security residential fence, they can do even more. With a proper fence, you can also keep people from accessing your property and stealing or vandalizing things. This only works, however, if they can’t just climb the fence. Read on for our anti-climb fencing primer.


The Best High-Security Fence for Residential Complexes

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
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Residential complexes need to be able to install high-security fencing without sacrificing the curb appeal of the property.

When residential complexes need to be secured against unwanted intruders, choosing a high-security fence is a great option. Durable anti-climb fencing can keep trespassers at bay and protect your staff and residents from potential harm. While the security of the fence itself is a major factor in which fence is right for a residential complex, other important considerations need to be taken into account to ensure the best fit for your property.


8 Crucial Factors of an Effective Security Fence

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

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Any effective security fence must have these eight factors considered.

Security fencing is an essential element of perimeter security. However, if your security fence is not designed correctly or designed with security features in mind, you won’t be getting much out of your new fence. Read on to learn more about the requirements of an effective security fence.  (more…)

How Does Anti-Climb Fencing Work?

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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Uh-oh! Looks like you need an anti-climb fence!

If you are considering anti-climb fencing as part of your perimeter security plan or high security fencing, you are probably curious how exactly it works. Anti-climb fencing combines skilled construction with clever design to keep intruders out of your residential or commercial property. Here are some of the ways that anti-climb fencing can work for you! (more…)

Types of Anti-Climb Strategies for your Fencing

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

employs multiple anti-climb strategiesThere are many different strategies to make a fence more difficult to climb. Intimidation factor, the size and shape of posts, the post tips, and barbed wire are some of the more common anti-climb strategies. Each has its own set of benefits that you should consider when in stalling your high security anti-climbing fence.

Intimidation Factor

The intimidation factor of a fence is its first line of defense. Make a fence intimidating enough and no one will even try and climb it. Several factors go into the intimidation factor of a fence. The warning signage, security cameras, height of the fence, how sturdy it looks, and whether or not it’s topped with apparent anti-climb devices all have an impact on how intimidating a fence is. The only problem with intimidation factor as an anti-climbing strategy is that you might want to provide security to your business without intimidating and deterring public visitors, employees, customers, or potential investors.

Size and Shaping of the Post

The size and shaping of the fence posts go a great way towards determining whether a fence can be scaled or not. With the right size or shape of post it can be difficult to comfortably grip a fence in order to scale it. Posts that are very large make them difficult to grab, or posts with hard sharp edges are uncomfortable on the hands. The advantages of having a post sized and shaped to be difficult to climb is that it makes spur of the moment climbing difficult, without making the fence intimidating. The disadvantage of it is that on it’s own it can be defeated as an anti-climbing strategy by sufficiently determined climbers with tools.

Sharp Post Tips

Sharpened or shaped post tips are classic anti-climb strategies for fences. By sharpening or shaping your post tips you can make them dangerous for climbers who are trying to go over the top. They might cut their hands on the tips, or have clothing get snagged on the post tips when they try to go over. As with altering the posts shape and size, this is an excellent strategy for deterring spur of the moment climbers. However, it shares the same disadvantage of not being able to stop the sufficiently prepared or skilled.

Angled Tops

By having the top of the fence angled outwards are another effective strategy to make climbing more difficult. By having the top of the fence angled outwards it makes climbing awkward and difficult. The climber would have to climb out away from the fence to go over it. This can be done by those of sufficient skill and strength, but is a more difficult feat then can be done by the average passer by. This works best in concert with other methods, such as the sharpened post top.

Barbed Wire, Razor Wire, Razor Ribbon

Barbed wire, razor wire, and razor ribbon are all, in principle, the same thing. They are sharp or pointy things on metal wires that will hurt people who touch them. By having spools of this strung over your fence, it can be very difficulty to get over the top of them. Like with the other methods, it is not guaranteed to stop anyone, a prepared person with wire cutters, or a padded mat can circumvent these anti-climb strategies. However, in combination with other strategies, like the angled fence top, it becomes much more difficult.

Hercules High Security Can Find the Anti-Climb Solution to Fit your Situation

All high security fences designed and installed by Hercules Fence will provide great strength and design. Look around our website to get a corporate overview and tour of our Hercules Fence Facility. Our entire line of fencing comes with extended warranties to ensure you have superior high security products for years to come. Our high security fence contractors truly offer security in every job. We have provided excellent fence designs and exceptional customer service since 1955. Request an estimate today with us to start on your high security project.

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