28th April 2020
There are many sites where quality security fencing is essential. From airports to schools and military sites, having the right sort of fencing is key to keeping intruders out and those inside safe. One location that also must have robust perimeter fencing is prisons. This not only stops prisoners from escaping into the community but also helps stop contraband being delivered to inmates and protects the prison itself from attack.
Of course, there are many things to consider when thinking of installing effective prison fencing. One question many have is the height which fencing should be.
Any security fencing that is installed on UK prison grounds must be done by a supplier that the Ministry of Justice approves and also manufactured to a spec they approve of too. Although it can be higher in some special cases, the standard height for most MoJ approved prison fencing is 5.2 metres. This is naturally tall enough to deter inmates from trying to climb it or for unauthorised people to get in. This 5.2-metre height also makes it hard to throw over any contraband into prison grounds for inmates to collect at a later date.
Now we have answered the question of ‘How tall are prison fences?’, it is also worth thinking about what other features this kind of security measure usually has. The first thing you will normally find is that it is made to a welded mesh design with galvanised steel wire for extra strength. This makes it tough enough to be outside in all weathers while also being very hard to cut through. The mesh prison fencing includes is normally close mesh which makes it hard for people to scale. When you also factor in that other features like fence toppings and PID systems can be used with this type of fencing, it is easy to see what it delivers in terms of security.
Here at Zaun, we are an approved Ministry of Justice manufacturer and supplier of prison fencing. Our superior spec 358 welded mesh prison panels offer durability and outstanding features to keep prison grounds safe. Get in touch today on 01902 796699 for more details.