Electric Fences are used to increase the security of a boundary wall, and are an electrified barrier added to the top of a boundary wall or fence.
Make sure you check the by-laws in your area before erecting an electric fence, or any wall or fence, as local authorities and municipalities have their their own by-laws that must be complied with.
An electrified fence is an electrified barrier erected on top of a boundary wall or fence, and may not be a freestanding electric fence.
No freestanding electric fences may be erected along any boundary, in such a position that it would allow people to accidentally come into contact with it. Electric fencing is erected to keep intruders out, so should not be erected in such a way that a passer-by could accidentally come into contact with it.
Electric fences must always conform to the following specifications:
• They must not be any higher than 450mm.
• They must always be at least 1.8 m above ground.
• They can only be erected on top of walls or fences.
• They must never encroach over site boundaries.
Other wall-top barriers, e.g. barbed wire, should never be electrified, as the purpose of electric fencing is that a person who touches the electric wiring, will let go immediately.
Electric fences are an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders, but we can’t stress enough, they should never be a danger to anyone else.
If you would like more information about boundary walls or fences, please do not hesitate to contact us, or to request a free quotation.