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How to secure a gated community without isolating it

How to secure a gated community without isolating it

12th April 2016

How to secure a gated community without isolating it

Are you responsible for the security of a private community which is separate from the locale that surrounds it? Residential arrangements of this type are often referred to as ‘gated communities’ because the residents usually feel the need to be protected by barriers and gates. Whether you live on the site yourself or not, arranging the security for a private or gated community is a major responsibility. There are several options available that will allow you to secure the community’s perimeter and it is absolutely essential that you pick the right one. You need to choose a security solution that will provide protection for your community’s residents without causing any negative social or psychological side effects.

Many gated communities use brick-and-mortar perimeter walls to secure themselves. This is a valid option and it offers the maximum level of protection for residents. However, surrounding your community with opaque, impenetrable walls can sometimes do more harm than good. Being cut off from the outside world can be psychologically detrimental and can lead to the formation of insular and fearful attitudes. If you have ever read J.G. Ballard’s satirical sci-fi novel High-Rise (or seen the recent film adaptation), you will understand how socially destructive isolation can be in the long-run. As such, we at Zaun recommend that you choose a security option that doesn’t isolate your community.

We offer a variety of incredibly resilient security fencing options which can protect your community without cutting it off from its surroundings. If your private community is situated in a high-risk locale, we suggested choosing this option. You can browse different types of security fencing on the products section of our website or contact us directly if you need advice.

However, if your private community is located in a lower-risk area, you may wish to opt for a more picturesque fencing option. Here at Zaun, we offer several fencing solutions that combine resilience and security with visual appeal. They may not offer the exactly same level of protection as our highest-grade security fences, but they should be more than sufficient for gated communities in low-risk areas. What’s more, they will help cultivate a friendly and welcoming feel within your community.

Whatever type of security fencing you choose to use, we can provide it. Take a look at our range of products and then let us know how we can help you.