By installing a security fence, you’re committing to preventing intruders, limiting loss or damages, and overall cultivating a sense of security around your property. However, the quest for the best security doesn’t end there. There are ways to squeeze some more effectiveness and integrity out of your fencing. You must think like a burglar would when approaching this, as any weakness will be taken advantage of. Keep these tips in mind when trying to maximize the integrity of your security fence.
An intruder will want to avoid being seen, which is why you should never give them places to hide. That’s why shrubbery should be maintained regularly and, if you have trees or shrubs touching your fence, consider removing some of them to give you a clearer view.
Likewise, low branches from nearby trees can enable an intruder to circumvent your security fence entirely. Avoid any kind of plant life that could allow someone to climb over. They’re also a cause for concern because downed branches after a storm could damage your fence, so there are multiple reasons to tidy up your landscape.
If you don’t have any street lighting that illuminates your security fence, it could be a wise move to install your lighting. Fence lighting will serve as a warning sign to any would-be intruders that you take security seriously. It also makes it easier for you to monitor outdoor activity during the night. Just be sure that any lighting installed cannot be tampered with from outside the fence’s perimeter.
Make sure your gate is completely secure. That means a self-closing mechanism so you never accidentally leave yourself vulnerable, investing in a quality lock that is tamper-proof and can’t be easily picked and has reliable functionality. Strong hinges are also a must-have.
Why Stay Secure?
All of these factors are important when maximizing the effectiveness of your security fence. This is important in preventing intruders (whether they want to commit theft, make use of your pool, or something even more serious), or to keep your pets and kids safe in your yard, or even just meeting insurance requirements. Whatever the reason, it’s always a good idea to install high-quality security fences.
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