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Three ways to make temporary fencing more secure

Three ways to make temporary fencing more secure

27th September 2018

Temporary perimeter fencing is ideal for securing events and short-term sites, but it isn’t quite as sturdy as permanent fencing. If you’re considering using temporary fencing but need as much protection as possible, you may want to bolster its security. Luckily, there are several quick and easy steps you can take to make temporary fencing even more secure.

1. Weigh down the bottom of the fence panels as much as possible

All metal fencing is very hard to break through. However, permanent fencing is usually embedded in the ground, making it almost impossible to push over, whereas temporary fencing is usually kept upright using weighted blocks. These blocks can weigh up to 750kg and are positioned at the bottom of each panel. Nonetheless, an intruder will try to rock the fences until they topple, so you might want to add extra weight to the bottom of the panels to make them more stable.

2. Add fence toppings and alarms

You may think that fence toppings can only be equipped to permanent security fences. In reality, they can also be attached to temporary fencing solutions. They make it harder for intruders to climb the fences and provide a very visible deterrent. Alarm systems can also be attached to temporary fences as easily as permanent ones. A study carried out by Dr Joseph B. Kuhns suggests that 81% of burglars actively avoid targeting premises with alarm systems. Therefore, simply adding fence toppings and alarms to your temporary fencing panels can therefore make them a much more powerful deterrent.

3. Take advantage of HVM measures

Criminals may try to overcome temporary fencing using vehicles. Luckily, not all hostile vehicle mitigation measures require long installation processes. Some vehicle blockers and barricades can be put in place with the same ease as temporary fencing, so use these to bolster your temporary perimeter.

Here at Zaun, we offer bespoke fencing solutions for both permanent and temporary perimeters. We can add fence toppings and alarms, or even put additional weight at the bottom of our panels to make them sturdier. We also provide a wide range of easily-deployed HVM solutions.