Posts Tagged ‘security fence’

Why Construction Sites Require Temporary Chain-Link Fencing

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
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Construction sites are required to have temporary chain-link fencing for a myriad of reasons.

Construction sites are a ubiquitous sight in any municipal area. Progress marches ever forward in the form of new roads, shopping centers, high-rises, and homes. And every single construction site that you see is going to be surrounded by fencing. Why is that? For starters, codes and laws require temporary fencing around construction sites, but it is required for a variety of reasons. Let’s explore the many benefits of temporary fencing for construction sites to better understand why it is required by law.

Security

One of the biggest benefits of a fence around your construction site is increased security. It doesn’t matter if the site is in a “good” or “not good” part of town. Construction sites tend to have a lot of high-value equipment and tools, making them a prime target for thieves. In most cases, if you can make it difficult, time-consuming, or generally inconvenient to get to your valuable items (with a no-climb fence, for instance), you will discourage most would-be thieves.  

Safety

Construction areas can be very dangerous, especially for people who do not belong there. A solid security fence will maintain your perimeter and control access. Keeping people away from the most dangerous areas and making sure you know who is accessing your site and when is the best way to keep people safe. 

Neighbors

A solid fence is also a good, neighborly thing to do. While the fence won’t block the sounds of construction going on, it can help contain and control the mess or at least hide a lot of it from view. If you’re concerned about maintaining the privacy of your work site, make sure it is an opaque fence. This will also help keep neighbors happy since they won’t have to look at all of the construction activity all the time.

Insurance

Finally, having a chainlink fence installed around your construction site is financially smart. Most insurance companies like to see you being proactive to protect your investments and to protect the people around you. Most insurance companies will likely require fencing in order to consider that you are honoring your part of the agreement, but those that don’t require the fencing might offer a discount on your policy for having it.

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.

Why Welded Wire Mesh Makes Superior Security Fencing

Friday, September 9th, 2022
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Welded wire mesh is an affordable and durable security fencing option that is optimal for many residential and commercial properties.

Security fencing is an important part of the security plan for most properties, from residential to commercial to educational. Fences help to delineate property lines, keep people who need to stay in and people who need to stay out, and protect goods and property. Fences are an investment because they do have costs for both materials and installation and for maintenance, but in the long run, that investment is worthwhile for all that you get. If you’re looking for the best and most cost-effective security fencing material, welded wire mesh is going to be one of your best bets. If you’re not familiar with the benefits and qualities of this type of fencing, check out our discussion below.

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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.

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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.

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What are the Benefits of Impasse Fencing?

Friday, August 12th, 2022
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Impasse fencing offers superior protection for your property with options that can elevate both security and aesthetics.

There are several types of high-security fences available, but impasse fencing is one of the best. These are made of strong galvanized steel and can be significantly taller than many other security fence options. They’re not just a powerhouse due to durability and height, though. Impasse fencing has many benefits that make it one of the premiere choices for high-security fencing.

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A Primer on Crash-Rated Fencing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022
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Crash-rated fencing is a critical security feature of many high-risk facilities.

The standards set for crash-rated fencing and security barriers were established by the Department of State (DoS) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The rating assigned to these high-security barriers is set by the DoS based on the crash test standards set by the ASTM. 

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Key Differences Between Razor Wire and Barbed Wire

Friday, July 15th, 2022
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Barbed and razor wire are very different security measures that serve different purposes.

Razor and barbed wire are some of the most secure fencing options. Farm fencing comes with the dilemma of choosing between the two. Both help keep pastures and paddocks enclosed while protecting your pets and property lines. Wire fencing is cost-effective, easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, and provides enough clearance to prevent injury if an animal ever tries to charge the fence. While both have their benefits, they are not the same. Here are the core differences. 

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Increase the Security of Your Chain Link Fence

Friday, July 8th, 2022
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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. 

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Facilities That Use Crash-Rated Fencing

Friday, June 24th, 2022
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Some industries require crash-rated fencing to keep potential problems away from their facilities.

When you consider who might use crash-rated fencing, some might be more obvious than others. The White House, for instance, is a critical government building that is protected by a crash-rated fence. However, there are many other facilities, compounds, and buildings that are usually kept secure by the unparalleled protection of crash-rated fencing.

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Why Isn’t Wood Recommended for Security Fences?

Friday, June 17th, 2022
Wood fencing is a great option for privacy, but it doesn’t hold up as a solid security fence.

Fences can be made of several different types of materials, but security fences tend to be metal. You might be wondering why—wood fencing is excellent for residential and privacy fencing. It’s affordable, easy to install, and it keeps prying eyes off of your property. This is all true, but a good privacy fence tends to be a bad security fence. These fences perform distinctly different duties—good privacy goes both ways and good security requires a lack of privacy for anyone hoping to breach the perimeter your fence protects.

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