Is electrified fencing right for you?


One of the most effective types of perimeter fencing that we offer here at Zaun is electric fencing. Electric fencing is nearly impossible to climb over thanks to its ability to deliver a painful shock to anyone who tries. This shock is also a strong deterrent for prospective intruders. Simply put, electrified fencing is a nearly-impenetrable for the vast majority of potential intruders. But is electrified fencing the right solution for you? It is often seen as a somewhat extreme solution, so you may be hesitant to invest in it. We’ve created a guide that covers some of the things you should consider when deciding whether to purchase electrified fencing. We hope this helps you reach a decision.

1. Required level of security

How secure does your fencing need to be? If your perimeter fencing needs to protect someone with a high public profile or something with a high monetary value, you clearly need to make it as secure as possible because it may have to repel determined criminals or dangerous individuals. If this is the case, we believe that electrified fencing may be appropriate. However, if your fencing needs to protect a small business or a local event, you’re unlikely to attract particularly determined intruders. Therefore, you should use your skill and judgment to determine what level of security you need and decide whether electrified fencing is necessary based on your conclusions.

2. Location

Electrified fencing is best suited to remote locales and isolated sites. Electric fencing cannot differentiate between intruders and people who accidentally stumble into it. It is therefore not appropriate for populated areas. If you need to protect an event or site in a very public area, it may be wise to choose an alternate fencing option. However, if you need to protect a site or event that is more isolated, it should be possible to deploy electric fencing safely. However, you should still take steps to make sure that none of the individuals meant to be on-site can contact it accidentally.

3. Cost

Electric fencing costs far less to run than you might imagine. However, it isn’t completely cost-free. Before investing in electrified fencing, you should consider whether you can cover the ongoing running costs. If you decide to invest in electric fencing (or if you would like to know more about it), contact us. We’re always happy to answer your questions and talk you through our security solutions.

Looking for electrified fencing for your next security project? Contact Zaun today!

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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