Due to excessive crime in South Africa, most homes are guarded by strong, sturdy walls. Many people have taken the added protection by having razor wire, electric fencing or palisade fencing added to their perimeter walls.
A strong, sturdy perimeter wall or fence CAN act as a deterrent and be off-putting to would-be intruders.
There are many different walls and fences to choose from, so it is always a good idea to discuss your requirements with a highly trained professional to get the best security for your family and property.
It is not only your residence which is constantly at risk, businesses are having to constantly update their security to cope with innovative criminals. Adding electric fencing correctly, plus cameras and fibre optic cable intrusion detection sensors will greatly add to the security of your home or business, as an intruder climbing over your fencing, or even cutting through it to gain access will be detected and sound the alarm, alerting you and your security company of potential danger.
Fibre optic cables can be easily attached to most types of fencing, and will monitor zones of up to 1,000m.
Another aid is to ensure that a good foundation on which your fencing or walling is erected is strong and deep enough to discourage anyone digging under it to gain access.
Make sure that there are no climbing aids near your perimeter fence, like overhanging tree branches, or dustbins.
Cut back any branches potential intruders can use to access your property, and never plant high shrubs close to your walls or fences, as this offers a place for intruders to hide.
If you do decide you want shrubbery near your walls or fences, make sure you use something with thorns like roses, Bougainvillea, Crown of thorns, Firethorn and many more. Do your homework on these plants,and see which would offer you added security as well as aesthetic beauty if that is what you would like.
Please feel free to contact us at Country Wide Walling to discuss your safety requirements and get a free quotation today