A whole lot goes into designing the perfect security fence for your home or business. From anti-climb measures, to fence height, to the material, quite a few decisions will have to be made. One of the most hotly debated topics in the world of security fences is this: should it be see-through or not? There’s no clear answer to this question, but today we’d like to introduce you to both sides of the argument.
Perks of a See-Through Security Fence
At first, it might be counterintuitive to suppose that a security fence ought to be see-through. But there is a growing consensus that this may actually be the way to go.
First, let’s clarify what we mean by a ‘see-through’ security fence. We aren’t referring to a fencing material that is transparent such as glass. Rather, we mean one that has sufficient gaps for you to see what’s happening on the other side clearly. A good example of this is the perennial favorite material for security fences: chain-link.
So why should you opt for a see-through security fence? If you or someone else is inside the area that you would like to be enclosed, you may have the chance to spot a suspicious figure before they begin their ascent. This gives you time to call the police in a timely manner. Passers-by on the other side may even do the same, if they notice someone who clearly shouldn’t be there.
A burglar or other intruder is going to feel a whole lot more secure before and after they have scaled a fence that isn’t see-through.
Still, it’s only fair to acknowledge that a see-through security fence doesn’t come with a few drawbacks. Some people feel as though a security fence that also acts as a visual barrier can provide additional security. One common material for such a security fence would be vinyl.
The most common argument in favor of a security fence that isn’t see-through is that, without seeing what’s on the other side, a passer-by will have no real motivation to trespass.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether or not your security fence should be see-through. Both options come with their own benefits and drawbacks. Home and business security are nothing you should take lightly, but with enough thought and consideration you’re bound to make the right decision.
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