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When you think of electric fences, you’re probably going to think of two purposes. The first is likely to be a high protection level for government buildings and the military, and the second is around livestock on farms. After all, both these uses are common, and have been around for many years.

Electric fences installed for security usually comprise bare metal wires. These are kept taut and have supported, insulated posts spaced along the length of the wire. A box, called an energiser, sends short pulses of electricity around the wire.

The deterrent comes in the form of a human or animal, who has at least one part of their body touching the ground, thereby earthing themselves and preventing large scale injury. Touching the exposed metal will expose them to the pulses of electricity and give them a small electric shock. The law states that electric fences are not allowed to deliver any level of electric shock which could harm a person.

As time has gone on, electric fencing has become a popular form of security, particularly on commercial premises, with plenty of different applications.

Quite often, just the sight of an electric fence will deter a potential intruder, and it shouldn’t take too much contact with the electric fence to deter anyone planning some unauthorised entry to your property completely.

Electric fences are also great for open environments like fields, compounds and storage yards. With an electric fence, you shouldn’t need to worry about patrolling your property either outside or inside your opening hours.

If you want to increase the security level of your electric fence, you can also choose to install a sensor or alarm system which detects pressure that an intruder could be putting on the fence during an attempted break-in. This can be linked to your own on-site security staff or linked to a remote monitoring system, CCTV system, or off-site personnel.

Electric fencing is just one of the many types of security fencing which Zaun can provide to keep your premises safe. So get in touch with us today, and let’s talk about how Zaun can give you the peace of mind you deserve for your business.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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