Best Types of Fencing for Security

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If you need to put security in place anywhere from a festival, a large event, a vacant property, or industrial premises, you need to think about the range of different types of fencing available. Security fences come in a huge variety of options – some ideal for deterring thieves and criminals, others where the purpose is more about crowd control or pedestrian safety.

Putting the right type of fencing in place at your site can make a huge difference in the levels of safety and security for both your staff and the general public.

In this blog, Maltaward takes a look at the best types of fencing for security as well as the various different purposes of available fences.

Steel palisade fencing

The robust and industrial-strength steel palisade fencing is ideal any time you have a site or an event that you need to keep secure. These fences are available in a range of different sizes and options, meaning it is both a highly powerful deterrent to thieves and vandals, but also look reasonably good at your site.

This type of fencing is almost impossible to climb and is made using hot- and cold-rolled steel sections, ensuring that it is highly durable.

Closeboard fencing

Perfect for use as a permanent fence around a property or site, close-board fencing provides a very high level of security and protection. One of the major benefits of close board fencing is that it offers a potentially more pleasing and natural aesthetic compared to some of the other metal fences that are available to do the same job.

Ideal for use in residential, commercial, or industrial environments, it is available in a huge variety of wood finishes, meaning that you will easily be able to find something that suits the overall look of your property. Ultimately, it provides protection and security without ever looking out of place.

Heras fencing

Heras fencing is a fantastic option for temporary fence installations that provide a barrier and security. It can be erected quickly and simply while providing an obvious barrier either at an event where you need to implement crowd control or on a site where you want to deter access to a specific area.

There are many advantages to heras fencing – it is lightweight and easy to move around, but it is also strong and durable and is difficult to climb.

Metal bollards

If you need to stop vehicular access to a site or to such as a car park, metal bollards are the ideal solution. Highly strong and durable, these provide a powerful defence for your building against vehicles, keeping sites safe for both pedestrians and staff.

Chain link fencing

Chain link fencing is a powerful form of security that offers long-term defences. Generally attached to concrete pillars, it is strong but flexible and is useful for delineating areas, providing security, and showing to any potential thieves and criminals that a site has taken its protection seriously. It can have the downside of looking oppressive, so may be more suited to industrial premises rather than commercial or domestic settings.

Knee rail fencing

This form of fencing is less about direct security and protection and is used more as an attractive barrier in car parks and other retail areas. It generally delineates areas where individuals can walk and keep pedestrians separate from traffic.

If you are interested in having any kind of security fencing installed, the team at Maltaward has years of experience providing high-quality fences to businesses and large-scale events. Get in contact with our expert team to learn more about which fences are most suitable for your needs and requirements.

Steph Davies
Steph Davies
2 November 2023
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2 November 2023
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