4 Security Features To Add To Your Commercial Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is an affordable way to enclose your commercial property to increase security. If you're considering chain link fencing for your commercial property, there are a few features that you may want to consider.

1. Privacy and Wind Control

If you want to decrease the visibility onto the property, or you need to slow the winds that carry blowing snow during the winter, you do have the option of installing privacy slats into the fencing. These slats weave through the chain link to decrease the visibility through the fencing. There will be gaps between slats, so there will still be some visibility if someone is up close to the fence, but those gaps will give the wind the escape that it needs without causing damage to the fencing.

2. Tamper Alarms

One of the downsides of basic chain link fencing is that it is pretty easy to climb. Now, you can add the anti-climb features at the top of the fencing, but another option is to install tamper alarms to the fence. These alarms use a small wire that is fed through the entire fence. When someone tampers with the fence, it will shake – this sounds an alarm and lets you know that someone's attempting to get over or through the fencing.

Note: If you add the privacy slats, or if there are a lot of wild animals in the area, you could experience false alarms.

3. Motion Cameras and Lights

Designing a security system to include the perimeter of the fencing can be expensive, but there are a few less expensive options to help you catch and deter potential trespassers. Motion cameras and lights can be installed on the fencing. These gadgets will work together to discourage those thinking about climbing the fence by illuminating the area the second their movements are detected, and by taking a video of their movements after the lights have come on.

4. Anti-Dig Bars

Another way people may attempt to gain access to the property is by digging under the fencing. You can have anti-dig bars installed at the base of the fence. This will prevent people and animals from digging under the fencing easily.

Talk with the professionals doing your commercial chain link fencing installation. They will be able to walk you through each feature that could increase the security of the fencing surrounding your commercial property. Hopefully, when it's all said and done, you'll feel secure leaving the building each night knowing nothing is going to happen.