One of the first things to look at when considering an electric fence solution is the type of fence you may need; permanent or temporary, but good installation is the key for successful fences, and solid electric fence corner posts must be firmly installed at all corners, and can be a combination of plastic, steel or wood. Steel posts have major advantages: they cost less, weigh less, can be driven into the ground rather easily, and are fireproof. They also help ground the fence against lightning when the soil is moist.

There are no right fence styles or types for all operations or situations; it is a matter of preference. The effectiveness of any electric fence depends on the ability of the fence to deliver an unpleasant shock to intruders that touch it. A fence system normally requires two different types of posts:  electric fence corner posts, used where greater tension occurs in the fence line, such as corners and gates; and line posts, used to support the fence wire between corners.

For any electric fence, corner-posts  are probably the most important structures in the entire fence. They are the foundation upon which the fence is built, because when wire is first stretched, the pulling force on a corner or end may be approximately 1 500  kilograms. Winter cold can cause contraction of wire which increases that force, so electric fence corner posts  must be strong enough to withstand these forces.

Corner posts and strainers should be very firmly installed and be typically as far in the ground as the top wire is high.Sturdy electric fence corner posts are driven deep into the ground to provide extra support for the tension put on a fence line as it changes direction. Corner posts are not only used at corners, but also for gates and end posts.

A fence that is properly installed and cared for will give long and trouble-free service.