In a country where crime is part of our daily lives, no-one
needs to be reminded about the need for adequate security.
Secure fencing is the first barrier to your property whether
it is an office, game farm, factory, complex or residential
house. When it comes to secure fencing however, people don’t
always make the right choices.
The misconception of a high wall or palisade fence being
enough of a deterrent has cost many people dearly. You need
more than a wall or palisade, you need an electrical fence,
access controlled gates with an intercom system, and alarms
to warn you of possible tampering with the electrical fence
Frequently asked questions about secure fencing are answered
below to help you make an informed decision about the protection
of your property.
Why not just use barb wire instead of electrical
Energized or electrical fences are easier to erect or install
and maintain than barb wire and are also safer for both humans
and animals. Animals quickly learn to stay away from the fence
and if they accidentally lean against the fence, they will
not be permanently harmed.
How safe is the electrical or energized fence for
children and animals?
Although the highest possible voltage level is used to effectively
deter criminals from entering the premise, the current Amp
level is extremely low and intermittent. This means that you
will not be electrocuted to such an extent that hospitalization
is required. You can also opt for top of wall or top of palisade
energized fences. This ensures that the children and animals
cannot reach the secure fencing.
What about power lines underground?
The energized fences installed by Tandem Security will not
interfere with power or telephone lines. We make sure that
we install the system an adequate distance from phone and
What about false alarms?
If correctly installed, trees and other items will not influence
the reliability of the alarm.
What about costs?
When you consider the value of your property and life, the
initial capital lay-out is worth your while. The energized
fences will also contribute to lower monthly premiums on household
content insurance and Home owners insurance rates. Since the
risk of break-in and theft is considerably reduced, you may
also benefit from no-claims bonuses from your insurer. Electrical
fence erection is more cost effective than twisted and barb
wire and definitely less expensive than high walls. If you
have already erected a wall or palisade, you can install top
of the wall energized fences at an affordable rate.
If you are concerned about the reliability of the energized
fences, you should speak to one of the Tandem Security consultants.
With more than ten years experience in the industry, our consultants
and installation technicians are able to address any concerns.
The two main types of secure fencing provided by Tandem Security
Top of wall energized fences which provide secure fencing
on top of already constructed walls or palisade fences. These
fences are popular in residential areas.
Free standing electrical fences which come in three heights
according to your specific needs and the premise requirements.
This type of fence is constructed onsite and is energized
throughout. Game farms, government properties, small holdings,
and factories prefer this type of fence.
Several factors contribute to the efficiency of the electrical
fences supplied and erected by Tandem Security:
- Highest voltage setting is used to create an effective deterrent
to prevent the unlawful entrance of a premise.
- The electrical fences are connected to an alarm inside the
property to warn of possible intruders or tampering with the
- The alarm can be connected to a 24 hour armed response service
to help monitor the property when no one is there.
- Only the highest quality steel and products are used.
- The alarm connected to the electrical fence can operate
as a separate unit or be routed through the existing alarm
system of the property.
- A strobe light can be connected to the alarm to warn you
of intruders and tampering before entering the premise.
- Correct installation ensures the minimization of false alarms.
- Get peace of mind through secure fencing to help keep intruders
at arms length. Contact Tandem Security for an obligation
free quote and advice on the most suitable fence for your