Why do people specify high security fencing?

High security fencing is used to enhance the security of their premises, to improve the aesthetics of their property, and to protect the site from intruders.

However, if this fence is installed incorrectly, specifiers run the risk of the protection becoming void.

Correct installation carried out by experts guarantees that the structure can deter attacks and withstand potential damage.

Let’s discuss the dangers of incorrect installation in more detail and explain why your high security perimeter should always be installed by a professional.


Does My High Security Fence Need To Be Installed By A Professional?


In short, yes.

Having an expert install a security fence is essential for many reasons.

Specialist fencing installers will have the knowledge and experience necessary to efficiently install a security fence that meets appropriate standards and local regulations.

The best fencing manufacturers will provide installation services from trained installers, or installation training, to ensure that your fence is installed to manufacturer guidelines.

Attempting to install the fence without proper training can open the possibility for structural weaknesses as corners are cut.

Additionally, installing a security fence correctly helps to maintain its aesthetic appeal. An expert is able to ensure that the fence looks good, which often corresponds with how effective the fence is, too. Panels and posts that look straight and correctly spaced will reflect the strength of the structure while being aesthetically pleasing.

Efficient installation is critical for third-party accredited fences, such as the StronGuard SL2, where certification is only applicable if the product has been installed in accordance with supplied guidelines. Also if the manufacturer provides a warranty, there will be certain requirements for the installers to adhere to.

Foundations are particularly critical. It’s likely that wind and push loadings have been calculated to determine the foundation size therefore it’s imperative that the manufacturers instructions are followed.

Specifying an accredited fence, such as those certified by the LPCB, is only possible if the fence is correctly installed by a provider that can correctly adhere to these guidelines.

If the guidelines aren’t adhered to, the fence’s certification is void.


The Dangers Of Incorrectly Installing A High Security Fence


Specifiers purchase both high-security and standard fencing to protect their premises.

If these fences are installed incorrectly, they no longer provide the intended protection.

The result?

The entire business suffers as a result of one weak point in the fencing due to incorrect installation.

As the fencing would no longer be able to provide attack prevention, the investment in a high-security fence such as StronGuard RCS palisade fencing, becomes completely wasteful. If the foundations aren’t installed correctly, or some of the strengthening framing isn’t installed correctly, the chances of the fence stopping a vehicle up to 30mph is up in the air to say the least.

Depending on the location of your premises, the loss will vary. However, damage to reputation and the risk of personal injury are highly possible  by an inefficient fence.


The Importance Of Correctly Installing Third-Party Accredited Fencing


Accredited security fences can only perform to their specified ability if installed correctly.

Third-party accredited fencing, such as the LPCB LPS 1175 rating fencing, offers higher levels of protection, which means it’s critical to have them fitted correctly. LPCB third-party certification shows that the fencing performs in accordance with the stated specifications.

For example, SecureGuard SL2 X mesh security fencing achieves it’s strength from 10mm diameter vertical wires. If these panels aren’t installed correctly, the fence would become void.

Due to their specialised features and intercut frameworks, if installation is inefficient, the fencing structure becomes void.

The repercussions of this range from threat to personal protection, physical impairment to property, and damage to reputation.

Investing in high-security fencing is only worthwhile if it is installed corresponding to the drawings provided, to efficiently provide safety for your premises.


How Do I Know My High Security Fence Has Been Installed Correctly?


If you want help determining whether your fence has been installed as per the drawings before you sign it off, we offer an inspection service whether we visit site during and post installation.

Prior to installation we provide installation training and instructions for all certified products.

A qualified expert will walk the perimeter of the fence, inspecting the fencing system to ensure It has been installed to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

This allows specifiers to feel confident that their perimeter is secure, and that the money spent on specifying high-security fencing was worthwhile.

If any issues are to arise during these inspections, they can be addressed immediately to help maximise security and effectiveness.


Why The Correct Installation Of High Security Fencing Is Important


Ensuring the correct installation of your security fence has been achieved, whether it’s a standard or high-security structure, is a critical part of investing in the system.

By purchasing a fence and installing it incorrectly, you are running the risk of negating certification.

It’s beneficial to your business, to turn to professional experts for installation services. This is paramount for third-party accredited fencing to ensure it is capable of protecting your premises.

If you’re looking to purchase high-security fencing, Barkers Fencing offer expert installation alongside certified security products, to ensure high quality security fencing.

To learn more about the different types of fencing available, and the installation process, get in touch to speak to a fencing expert today.