Security Fencing Solutions - Protective Fencing
Security Fencing Solutions - Protective Fencing

Fencing Solutions For Any Situation – The Ultimate Guide

Security can mean different things to different people. Sometimes security is about keeping people out or keeping them (and animals) safe from hazardous situations. Security can also be about protecting your privacy or keeping people in.

Fencing – A Solution For Any Situation

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AirportsDetention CentresRailway Yards
BridgesElectrical Sub StationsPrisons
Car ParksHighwaysSchools
Data CentresHospitalsZoos
Desalination Plants

Security is a growing issue for Australians in every aspect of their lives.

A Lowry Institute poll found that only 24% of Australians feel safe and this insecurity reaches into our home lives, our leisure activities, and our working, commercial worlds.

Security can mean different things to different people.

Sometimes security is about keeping people out or keeping them (and animals safe) from hazardous situations. Security can also be about protecting your privacy or keeping people in.

Whatever your security needs, Protective Fencing is there to make sure your world is as safe as possible.

Protective Fencing is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted suppliers of security fencing for all aspects of security including:

  • Residential and small commercial
  • Schools and hospitals
  • Car parks, roads, and bridges
  • Airports and railways
  • Industrial plants
  • Prisons
  • Electrical substations
  • Zoos and animal enclosures

Sydney Airport – Security Fencing

358 Mesh Security Fencing to Sydney Airport

Read on to see how Protective Fencing can meet your security needs with its wide range of security fencing products.

Security Fencing for Airports and Railways

Recent global events have highlighted the overriding importance of maintaining high levels of security at airports and busy railway yards.

Superior security fencing designed to prevent vandalism, unauthorised entry, and terrorist attacks is the first layer of protection ensuring the safety of customers, visitors, staff and property.

Airport and railway security fencing needs to be attractive as well as highly functional because you don’t want the area to resemble a prison.

Sydney Control Centre – Security Fencing

High Security Fencing to Sydney Airport

Your airport or railway security fencing should include these key design features:

  • Prevents unauthorised entry through climbing over or under, cutting or ramming
  • Guides visitors efficiently to their destination
  • Protects visitors from accidental entry to hazardous areas
  • Maintains an attractive appearance and adds to the visual appeal of the grounds
  • Provides for the safe and effective movements of large crowds in evacuation situations
  • Is cost effective and durable

 

Wickham Train Station (NSW) Passenger Fencing

Mesh Screen Fence installed for Security at Railway Station

Protective recommends the following for your airport or railway security fencing needs:

  • Promax 358 mesh – industry approved mesh with 71mm x 9mm spaced apertures makes climbing or cutting extremely difficult. The mesh provides a clear visibility for surveillance.
  • Promax T posts are engineered and certified for high level security fences up to 4.8m in height and are built to withstand category 2 cyclones. Other super T post configurations are available for security fences exceeding 4.8 ms.
  • Palisade – pencil point palisade fencing up to 3 metres high eliminates hand and foot holds, ensures excellent surveillance visibility and are resistant to forced entry with scissor-jacks.
  • Chain wire – is ideal for perimeter fences and is available in a range of aperture sizes, wire thicknesses, and finishing coatings.

Sydney Railways – Security Fencing

Mesh Screen Fence installed at Railway Station

You can see the Protective solution in force at the Sydney Airport, the Vic Metro or at the Railcorp Sydney Trains properties and various regional airports.


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Security Fencing for Highways and Bridges

Well designed security fencing plays an important part in keeping our highways, bridges and roads safe for all road users, pedestrians, and our precious native animals as well.

 Gateway Bridge

Gateway Bridge QLD Security fencing

Road security fencing needs to be:

  • Extremely difficult to climb to prevent unauthorised access and high-risk behaviours
  • Highly resistant to normal cutting tools
  • See-through to ensure driver visibility for safety and to appreciate Australia’s great outdoors
  • Animal proof–preventing animals such as kangaroos and koalas from jumping or climbing into the path of traffic

Fauna Fencing for Highways

Protecting Roadside Koalas

Chain wire, with heights of up to 4.5 metres and various aperture sizes, is ideal for animal exclusion fencing.

Promax 358 Security Mesh and the Promax T-post system is ideal for road security fencing.

Secure (anti-climb) – Good Visibility

Security fencing for bridge

The small aperture size makes climbing all but impossible and yet allows good visibility both for security purposes and for visitor appreciation of scenic features.

The Promax system makes attractive security fencing up to 4.8 metres in height and is designed to easily accommodate extra security features such as razor wire and CCTV cameras.

Bulldog Spikes for Extra Security

High Security Fencing - Bulldog Topping

Some of the Protective large scale roading projects have included:

  • The 38 km Melbourne M80 ring road upgrade. This important route is used by 165,000 vehicles every day and these improvements will reduce travel time, improve traffic flow, and help keep the economy moving.
  • Gateway bridge in Brisbane
  • Hunter Expressway in NSW
  • Pedestrian bridges and vehicle overpasses throughout the east coast

Security Fencing for Bridge Under Construction

Gateway Bridge QLD installing Security fence

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Security Fencing for Car Parks

Car park accidents have been increasing in number and severity throughout Australia in recent years.

After hours personal security and preventing suicide attempts are also high on the list of car park security concerns.

Carpark Barrier Fencing

Car Park Barriers - Protecting Cars and People

Under Australian law you, as a car park owner, are responsible for ensuring that all car park safety barriers comply with the Australian Standards 2890.1-2004.

Failure to protect your staff, car park users, and the general public may lead to Health and Safety fines, and litigation.

Secure Fencing for Driveways

Safety Barrier for driveway

Barriers and fencing that comply with the standards are required in the following situations:

  • Drops of 600mm or more adjacent to moving or stationary cars
  • Where pedestrians are exposed to heights of one metre or more above the ground
  • Heights of four metres or more must have additional anti-climb barriers

Keeping Drivers Safe & Secure

Safety Barriers for driveway to carpark

Promax 358 welded mesh fencing and the Promax™ T post and rail system is the perfect fit for ensuring security and safety requirements for all car parks.

Promax 358 mesh is:

  • Almost impossible to climb – aperture size does not allow hand or foot holds
  • Extremely difficult to cut – small aperture size prevents penetration of normal cutting tools
  • Highly see-through – aperture size provides great visibility for safety, security, and minimal visual impact
  • Incredibly strong – with weld shear strength and resistance welding levels that meet or exceed AS2423-2002 requirements
  • Long lasting: Zinc aluminium coating to AS/NZS4534 ensures your fence will provide outstanding longevity

Security without Compromising Style

Safety Fencing & Car Park Barriers

50 x 50 x 4 mesh is also a popular choice for car park security fencing—the tight aperture design eliminates climbing access.

Data Centre

Data security has become one of the most pressing security issues of the 21st century.

Data centres may be vulnerable to physical attack as well as online hacking attempts. To guard against unauthorised entry to data centres, Protective Fencing suggest the use of:

  • Palisade – pencil point palisade fencing up to 3 metres high eliminates hand and foot holds, ensures excellent surveillance visibility and are resistant to forced entry with scissor-jacks.
  • Promax 358 Security Mesh – anti-climb and highly resistant to cutting tools yet highly attractive appearance
  • Promax T-post system offers cost-effective and highly secure perimeter fencing up to 4.8 metres in height.  It can also accommodate extra security features such as razor wire and CCTV cameras.

 

Palisade Fencing Securing Infrastructure and Buildings

Securing Infrastructure and Buildings

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Desalination Plants

Desalination plants such as the Adelaide and Sydney Desalination plants play a critical role in maintaining water security.

Without a reliable supply of fresh water human life in Australia would quickly become very difficult.

Desalination plants must guard against contamination of those water supplies. Potential unauthorised access threats would tend to focus on climbing, cutting or ramming the security fence.

Securing Sydney’s Vital Assets

Palisade Security Fence Post Assembly

The Promax security fence system is the system of choice for protecting our valuable water supplies.

  • Promax 358 Security Mesh –anti-climb and highly resistant to cutting tools.
  • Promax T-post system offers cost-effective and highly secure perimeter fencing up to 4.8 metres in height.  It is designed to be highly resistant to toppling and ramming. It can also accommodate extra security features such as razor wire and CCTV cameras.

 

Desalination Plant High Security Fencing

Security Fence for Desalination Plant

Security Fencing for Prisons and Detention Centres

Prisons and detention centres, obviously, have very demanding security fencing requirements.

One of the chief roles of prisons is to protect society from dangerous criminals.

So, prison perimeter fences need to be escape-proof but they also need to prevent people from outside the prison trying to smuggle contraband in to prisoners.

Fencing for Prisons & Jails

Prison Fencing - Razor Wire

Detention centres can also act as quarantine stations preventing the potential spread of contagious diseases and allowing authorities to process refugees for possible resettlement.

Prison security fences have tough requirements to prevent:

  • Climbing
  • Cutting through the fence with cutting tools or scissor jacks
  • Digging under the fence
  • Toppling the fence by ramming

Good Visibility – Highly Secure

Detention Centre Security Fencing

 

Prison security fences also need to ensure good surveillance visibility and allow additional high security features such as CCTV and razor wire toppings.

Protective recommends the following products:

Promax 358 mesh:

  • Almost impossible to climb—aperture size does not allow hand or foot holds
  • Extremely difficult to cut—small aperture size prevents penetration of normal cutting tools
  • Highly see-through—aperture size provides great visibility for safety, security, and minimal visual impact
  • Incredibly strong– with weld shear strength and resistance welding levels that meet or exceed AS2423-2002 requirements

Promax T-posts:

  • Designed to offer increased resistance to toppling or ramming
  • Engineered and certified for high level security fences up to 4.8m in height and are built to withstand category 2 cyclones
  • Capable of incorporating additional security features such as razor wire, electric wires, security lighting, vibration sensors, and CCTV

Macem sheet metal fencing:

  • Anti-dig plinth at the base
  • Perforated sheet metal panels
  • Sensor cables for motion detection
  • Up to 4.5 metre heights

Detention Centre Fencing

Detention Centre Sydney Security Fencing

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Electrical Sub Stations

Unauthorised access to electrical substations or other high voltage danger zones poses a severe risk to an intruder’s health.

Sometimes it’s literally suicidal; other times it’s a drug fuelled game. Either way, it’s highly dangerous.

Electrical substation security fencing is designed to prevent the public coming into contact with these hazardous areas.

Preventing Access to Hazardous Areas

Electrical Sub-station Security Fencing

Essential Energy, Electranet, ActewAGL, Endeavour Energy, ETSA, Transgrid, and Ausgrid use the following products to protect their infrastructure and to keep the public safe:

  • Palisade—pencil point palisade fencing up to 3 metres high—almost impossible to climb, excellent surveillance visibility, and highly resistant to forced entry with scissor-jacks.
  • Promax 358 Security Mesh –anti-climb and highly resistant to cutting tools.
  • Promax T-post system offers cost-effective and highly secure perimeter fencing up to 4.8 metres in height.  It can also accommodate extra security features such as razor wire and CCTV cameras.
  • EA MESH – 75mm X 25mm X 05mm—anti-climb mesh

Securing Electrical Sub-Stations

Sub-station Building Security Fencing

Security Fencing for Hospitals

You would think that most people would want to avoid hospitals like the plague.

Unfortunately, increasing drug concerns, mental health issues, attempted suicides and other high risk behaviours mean that hospitals have been forced to view security fencing very seriously.

Protecting Hospital Patients

Royal North Shore Hospital Fencing

Hospitals must protect against those trying to break in and also guard against those who are intent on self-harm or who are not behaving in rational ways.

Promax 358 Security Mesh is designed to make climbing all but impossible and is also highly resistant to cutting tools.

The 358 mesh is also highly attractive and works well to reduce the prison-like institutional atmosphere.

The Promax mesh and T-post system offers highly secure, cost-effective, and attractive perimeter fencing up to 4.8 metres in height.  The Promax system is designed to easily accommodate extra security features such as razor wire.

Highly Attractive Fencing – NSW Hospitals

Royal North Shore Hospital Fencing

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Security Fencing for Schools

Schools are often seen as a soft target for theft, vandalism, graffiti, and arson.

Road safety, especially around young children near busy roads, is also a security concern for schools.

Palisade Fencing for Schools

School Security Fencing

However, good security fencing can eliminate many of these issues.

In fact, a parliamentary report found that properly designed perimeter fencing in schools can reduce arson and breaking and entering by 50%, vandalism by 71%, and trespass by 88%.

Well designed school security fencing allows clear surveillance of those entering and leaving the grounds.

Locking security gates allow staff to verify visitors and yet permit exit in emergency situations. Yet, no one wants school to look like a prison so attractive design is also crucial.

Securing Schools Grounds

School Fencing with Barbed Wire

Protective Fencing recommends the following as part of your school security system:

  • Boulevard security mesh panels are widely used for school security. Heights of 2100 and 2400mm and tight anti-climb mesh apertures restrict climability. Meets AS2423-2002 and the NSW school DET specifications. Can be topped with razor wire and other high security options if needed.
  • Tubular—attractive tubular design featuring pre-coated galvanised steel construction for a really smart anti-climb school fence option. Matching gates create an elegant entrance. Excellent visibility makes tubular fences an excellent choice around school swimming pools too.
  • Chain wire—used in school and sports ground perimeter fencing throughout Australia—standard panel heights range up to 3.6 metres. Coloured PVC coatings can add to the attractiveness and durability of your fence.
  • 358 Security mesh—a great choice for schools with high security needs.

 

358 Mesh with Fence Toppers (Bulldog Spikes)

School Fencing - Securing Perimeter school grounds

 

Security Fencing for Zoos

Security fencing for zoos revolves around two key requirements: preventing animals from escaping and protecting visitors from potentially dangerous interactions with animals.

Fences that prevent people climbing into the animal enclosures or putting their hands into dangerous situations are just as important as preventing animals from escaping.

Yet, clear visibility is also essential for a satisfactory visitor experience.

Protecting Visitors at Zoos

Wire Mesh Fencing - Wildlife Protection

Protective fencing can achieve this with a wide range of mesh sizes that are appropriate for each situation.


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