In South Africa the tradition and want of security is as critical as ever and we can be grateful that there are company’s that manufacture newer and technologically improved security systems to outwit the devious minds of criminals. In order to keep out the dangerous and desperate criminals that continue to rob us of our peace, we have to continuously be looking at ways and means to secure ourselves. The fact that live current runs through private property electric fences, helped on by an electric fence energizer, dampens the spirits of even hardened criminals to try and break in.
Private property electric fences work by sending a high-voltage electrical pulse around a multi-wire perimeter fence. The current is limited to a safe level and the actual pulse lasts only milliseconds.
Automation and access control was always regarded as a luxury in the past, but increasingly, the value of convenience and control has given way to a broader awareness of the security benefits that electric fences and automatic gates bring. Many private property electric fences are fitted with sophisticated alarm systems, as well as closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. Also the security measures that were seen as adequate ten years ago aren’t appropriate by today’s standards.
A typical perimeter concrete or brick fence of yesteryear, topped with one to three strands of barbed wire is tantamount to useless today, and the number of wires, the distance between the wires, and the the zone length of private property electric fences are just some of the configurations which are commonly used to meet requirements of reliable steel fences today, and smooth steel wire is the material most often used, ranging from a fine, thin wire used as a single line to thicker, high tensile wire.
The quality of installation and the choice of appropriate electric fencing equipment can provide a solution when a professional company like Tandem Security is called in to do the installation.