It can be worrying when vandals or thieves target your industrial business. Fencing can be an effective barrier to protect your industrial property from vandalism and can safeguard you from liability. Graffiti clean-up can cost your business money, and unfenced facilities are a prime target for vandals or thieves. Many security fences can be turned into architectural masterpieces, enhancing the street appeal of industrial properties while providing protection and a barrier against vandalism.
There are some simple ways of ensuring the likelihood of attracting vandals is kept to an absolute minimum, and we’re going to tell you what they are.
Here are some of the things to consider with your industrial fence:
- Avoid white or pale colours
Picking darker colours for your industrial fencing will deter vandals as it doesn’t provide a blank canvas for their graffiti. Darker colours will not show up the graffiti compared to a lighter colour. Always keep on hand extra paint the same colour as your fence so that graffiti can be painted over as quickly as possible
- Keep your site surrounding areas neat and tidy
Suppose you keep your site and premises and the surrounding areas clean and tidy. If there are visible signs of vandalism and petty crime, then this could potentially attract further vandalism. In that case, vandals will less likely target your industrial security fence if you remove graffiti as soon as possible.
- Make sure your fence is visible
Vandals are less likely to risk being seen carrying out the crime; therefore, by making your fence as visible as possible, then they are less likely to do it in the first place. Poorly lit areas may attract vandals. A well-lit area will promote natural surveillance and deter vandalism. By drawing more attention to your industrial fence, for example, with security lighting, could also act as a deterrent to vandals and thieves.
- Plant vegetation & Hedging
Landscaping and planting can help prevent graffiti by making surfaces less susceptible to vandalism.
Planting thorny vegetation or climbing plants could act as a deterrent. Thorns act as a natural defence, and climbing vegetation will make the surface difficult to graffiti.
There are many different security fencing options available, all providing their own unique benefits which can be tailored to specific needs.
A chain-link fence is one option. It enables you to see what is happening in and around your industrial property. It is highly versatile as it can be used in various applications, such as playgrounds and schools to sports grounds. It is durable and economical, and with a wide range of colours, you will have plenty of choices when it comes to the colour of your security fence. Chain Link fencing is incredibly hard for criminals to climb. A chain-link fence can also be retrofitted to an existing fence, adding an extra barrier of protection from thieves and vandals.
Another popular option is palisade security fencing, which typically is used to protect large commercial and industrial sites. They are a great intimidating deterrent with pronged spears making it difficult to climb as there is very little to hold on to. Made of highly durable galvanised steel, a palisade fence is easily maintained, requiring very little upkeep.
Lee Group offers the DEFCON Palisade fence system, which has two post options. The system can add extra rails and security options such as razor wire, electrically energised fence.
The reason for their superiority is in the added strength of the products over the standard tubular products, providing immeasurable protection when combined with razor wire, anti-dig mesh and surveillance.
Installing a high fence will help reduce the opportunity for vandals to access your industrial property. Fencing and gates offer a clear visual intimidating deterrent and are an effective and affordable form of security and protection. They will last a very long time and require minimal maintenance and repair. Whether you’re trying to prevent acts of vandalism or stop theft, security fencing is an essential requirement for commercial and industrial properties.
Lee Group specialise in commercial and industrial fencing in Melbourne and cater to all industrial company requirements. Contact our team to discuss the many options available for commercial security fencing.