Perimeter fencing alone is usually enough to repel most potential intruders. However, if you own a property or small business that might be targeted by more determined ruffians, you might want to add security measures. Nonetheless, you might not want to splash out on high-tech options, such as alarm systems or electrified fencing. After all, these systems are designed to stop efficient, professional criminals and saboteurs. If you’re expecting to be targeted by determined (but otherwise unremarkable) petty intruders, you may prefer a simpler security option. Luckily, a security option suits your requirements perfectly: you can add toppings to your fences. Fence toppings are a great, cost-effective way to augment ordinary security fencing. Despite their simplicity, they are highly efficient at stopping intruders for several reasons.

1. Toppings render fencing hard to scale

The most obvious way fence toppings improve your security is by adding height to your security fencing. They are also shaped in a way that makes them very difficult to climb over. Simply put, they drastically increase the efficacy of your fencing as a physical barrier. Even if an intruder attempts to scale a fence that has been equipped with fence toppings, they are unlikely to succeed.

2. They increase the risk to prospective intruders

Fence toppings are available that are either sharp or barbed. This obviously increases the risk of injury to prospective intruders. This is likely to cause most of them to reconsider. Most petty criminals won’t risk being injured to gain entry to a property or business unless they are certain they will find something precious inside.

3. They act as a psychological disincentive

Fence toppings don’t look displeasing, but they do possess a subtly imposing aesthetic. Their appearance also suggests that you take security very seriously. Consequently, they can make potential intruders hesitant and reduce the likelihood that they will even consider trying to enter your property or premises.

Fence toppings are immeasurably useful if you want to boost your security without breaking the bank. They’re affordable, effective and easy to install. Here at Zaun, we supply a wide range of toppings, so why not find a style you like and invest in 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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