In the cold light of day the choice of industrial metal fence panels comes down to several criteria. Is it the case you need to keep people / animals / or something else out, or keep them in? Or perhaps both! There is also the issue of visibility. Do you need to keep prying eyes at bay from the outside?
With solid panels, it’s possible to do all of the above. However, the security aspect needs to be considered too. Solid industrial steel fence panels tend to be a bit more expensive than those made of various alloys because they are much stronger and difficult to penetrate, and of course depending upon the corrosion protection will last longer.
Fixing is as important as the fence
Good perimeter fencing is only as strong as its weakest link. So it stands to reason that industrial steel fence panels, being consistent throughout their length and height don’t have a weak link in themselves. But the method of fixing to the posts (which can also be made from steel) and of course the end panels and how they are placed is equally as important as the fence. Let’s face it; it’s no good having a strong fence if you can simply walk around the end panel!
The panels can also be complimented with some sort of barbed or razor wire, to prevent climbing over the top which is both a visual and physical deterrent Just looking at a solid fence with no gaps and topped with razor wire, is likely to deter even the most determined intruders.
Why the colour of the fence matters
If you are intending to use CCTV to monitor your industrial metal fence panels, consideration should be given to the colour. We know this might sound a little a little strange but if someone is ‘really’ intent upon breaching your perimeter fence, then should the worst happen, you need them to stand out like a sore thumb. So the colour contrast between the panel and the intruder needs to be considered. There isn’t a right or wrong answer, but the question should be posed – is it applicable given the value and or danger of entering the premises uninvited?