To get the best results from your security fence inspection, consider the following:
- Make sure you inspect the perimeter wall (or metal fence) both inside and outside of the property or main property.
- Focus on any noticeable damage within flower beds or vegetation disturbances near the perimeter wall. These can be indications of unauthorized attempts to penetrate the enclosing wall security. In severe cases of
, an anti-grab barrier may need to be installed.
- Check for visible sagging or tilting towards one end of the wall.
This could indicate a damaged foundation or a structural problem. Identify sections where sagging puts the most stress on the strands or sections of cable.
- Inspect all posts (metal structures that support electric fence cables). on the perimeter wall and note any visible rust on the posts. The rust will eventually weaken the rod's structural integrity, causing it to break and causing further damage to the
- Go ahead also a Be aware of bent poles as this can indicate possible theft or a damaged or warped wall.
- Confirm that all of the fence wires are snug, evenly spaced, and properly attached to each of the spools (the small round plastic spool) . pole-mounted enclosures that secure cables in place).
- Ensure electrical cables are clear of vegetation or trees that are growing near the wires This can cause an arc that causes false alarms and an impaired electrical pulse in that particular section of the fence.
Cut and trim all vegetation near the perimeter fence.
- Check that each coil is securely attached to the posts and no arcing arise or sparks. Remember that in wet weather a fence tends to generate more arcing and sparking noise.
The sparking noise (clicking) can also be caused by large insects and rodents trapped in the fence.
- Located in coastal areas it is also important to ensure that all cables are regularly washed with a soapy solution to remove any salt deposits. Due to the compaction of the salt, the protection of the electric fence fails.
- The worst enemy of the electric fence is the oxidation of the cables. Identify and replace rusty perimeter wires as soon as possible.
- Look for signs of dropped cables. This will eventually happen over time and is an indication that maintenance is needed. Also look out for any unusual bends in the cables, as this can be an indication of possible theft attempts.
- Inspect all connection cables (so-called HT cables ) that conduct electricity from the electric fence device to the fence or from one piece of fence to another piece of fence. These cables have a tendency to erode and break
so check for cracks or signs of wear.
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