Security fences are used for a number of different purposes that include crowd control, security on job sites, and enclosing restricted areas. Security fence panels may offer far more diversity and variety than is found with standard security systems.
An increasing number of different types and variety of materials are being used to construct security fence panels. Panels can be made of glass, vinyl, wood in addition to the traditional chain link and wire. Because of the ease with which theses materials can be handled, they may be suitable for use in different situations. A glass fence may be needed when objects or areas are too secured, but at the same they should be fully displayed, and not obscured from public view. This can be the case with valuable objects in art exhibits or museums.
Because the materials are easier to handle, security fence panels can also be used to enhance the visual appeal of the surroundings. With some creativity, they can easily be placed in positions that emphasize one area, while obscuring others. On separate occasions, different levels of security may be needed, or some areas may need to be isolated from others. Secure areas can quickly be formed by combining the required amount of security fence panels into the desired formation.
Another common use for security fence panels is on construction sites. These fences are usually more stable, and can consist of metal panels that are welded on to steel frames that are then interlocked. The advantage of using the types of fences is that they can be constructed to be robust and rugged, while the choice of materials used can also provide some visual appeal. They can be easily installed as a free system, when anchored in loose ground surfaces, or secured on asphalt or concrete. The addition of Gates, to allow access to vehicles or personnel can add more function to the panels when assembled as part of security system part.
The security fence panels used in high security areas are usually made of wire mesh and topped with razor or barbed wire. This system can provide good visibility, as total observations of the nearby surroundings are needed while at the same time, they may not detract and can even provide a visually pleasing appearance.
An increasing amount of emphasis is growing on the functions of the function of the fence, as well as the visual concerns. Panels are being designed to perform specific functions. Some panels are made with materials that are designed to deter climbers, while others are even resistant to cutters.
A recent innovation that appears to increasing in popularity in the United Kingdom is the welded mesh panel. They have been used in Europe for some time and the growing popularity appears to come from the perception that they improve security and reduce the occurrence of vandalism.
Another increasingly popular option is the expanded metal fence which is form when panels are combined as one continuous unit. The expanded metal panels provide all components of a higher degree of security, while being resistant to vandals. They can also be used to obscure visibility when needed.