Personal and property security is an increasing concern for most people both in residential and business/ industrial settings. You are entitled to protect your home and property with a fence, and security fence spikes, barbed wire, and razor tape can add significant security to your property. But you need to be aware of the legislation covering security fencing.
Personal and property security is an increasing concern for most people both in residential and business/ industrial settings.
You are entitled to protect your home and property with a fence, and security fence spikes, barbed wire, and razor tape can add significant security to your property. But you need to be aware of the legislation covering security fencing.
In general terms, most security fencing will require a licensed installer and fences over 2 metre will require council permission.
Given the complexity of the regulations and their variation from State to State and even across various councils, it’s hardly surprising that you might be confused.
So here are the answers to some common questions about how you can make your fence more secure.
You can replace your existing fence with our range of highly secure fencing materials that feature anti-climb, anti ram, and cut resistant properties.
Palliside fencing and Promax 358 high security mesh are two of our most sought after products. We also supply razor wire and barbed wire toppings.
Yes, in many instances you can but it will depend on local regulations. Your fence will need to be at least 2 metres high and under the Security Industry Act 1997 your installer will require a licence to install spikes.
Our Bulldog Spikes toppings are 50mm high and made from tough galvanised steel.
Barbed wire, Flatloop razor wire, Concertina razor wire, and Bulldog spikes are all highly effective deterrents against burglars.
Our barbed wire comes in 1.57 or 2.5mm thicknesses and the concertina razor tape comes in short and long barb lengths. All our security toppings can be easily added to existing fences.
A parliamentary report states that properly designed fencing can reduce arson and breaking and entering by 50%, vandalism by 71%, and trespass by 88% in educational institutions.
The results are similar for other organisations and residential properties. Most burglars are simply going to move on and look for easier pickings.
That depends on where your fence is situated. In most cases you will need to apply for council permission. Fences need to be 2 metres high before you can install security toppings such as Bulldog spikes so that may rule out most residential fences except fences on street frontages.
In rural areas barbed wire is commonly used to control stock movements and no special permission is required for this.
Barbed wire makes an effective anti-burglar deterrent or to stop dogs, cats and possums from jumping your fence. However, in most urban areas your fence will need to be 2 metres high and you will need council permission.
Anti-climb toppings such as Bulldog spikes and razor wire discourage intrusion. Tapered blade extensions can be easily fitted to the top of your fence allowing you to run multiple rows of barbed wire or even electrified wires.
Regulations cover the allowable distance back from street frontages and a host of other requirements for security fences so make sure you check with your local council before doing any work.
All our security toppings can be easily added to all types of existing fences including masonry walls. Come and talk to the experts at Protective Fencing about we can improve your security today.