Introduction


- Modern electric fencing technology has evolved from over 60 years of practical experience in worldwide markets
- Many countries have adapted the technology for security applications in which it has been very successful
- Security systems are rated according to their ability to :

  • Deter - Most humans are afraid of electricity - the fences are a powerful psychological deterrent
  • Detect - Unlike mesh and razor wire electric fencing has the ability to detect an intrusion on the fence line. Short or cut a wire and the alarm will sound
  • Delay - Breaching an electric security fence requires time and with the alarm already activated response agencies have a better chance of intercepting the intruder

  • End users judge systems by their :


    o Reliability - Knowing the security system will work reliably - even in difficult locations like remote unmanned sites. Effective and safe
    o Appearance - Blend very well with most architecture unlike barbed or razor wires
    o Cost Effectiveness - Low maintenance costs, Reduces the cost and administration of security manpower, Extended operating life - systems on remote mountain sites still operational after more than 15 years
    o User Friendliness - easy to operate without compromising their security, easy to understand and direct responding agencies to the alarm location