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Top 3 Cons of Chain-Link Fences

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 9/18/18 10:01 AM

Your bottom line is crucial. So when it comes to property security, many companies depend on chain-link fences because they’re affordable. But they can fall recklessly short in reliability, appearance, and efficiency. At Electric Guard Dog, we provide a world-class, yet cost-effective solution for property security. Major commercial and industrial brands from coast to coast depend on EGD for a high-quality line of defense. Here are three ways that, unlike chain-link fences, EGD protects your company’s property, reputation, and bottom line.

Unreliable Security

Is chain-link fencing your primary deterrent against external theft? According to FEMA, fencing may be a useful psychological obstacle, but there’s no guarantee it will stop “motivated aggressors.” Securing your property with a chain-link fence can put your property at risk of theft and vandalism.

The main pitfall of chain-link fencing is its ability to be traversed. Anyone can cut the wire with bolt cutters or pliers, jump over the fence or climb it using the footholds in the weave of the chain. (Some police departments even require applicants to climb a chain-link fence during the physical ability test.) When a chain-link fence fails to deter a trespasser, it’s up to additional security measures – like security guards, video cameras, or alarm systems – to detect and delay the breach. Also, without other security measures, you risk your highly visible property behind the chain-link fence becoming especially tempting to thieves.

EGD provides three integrated layers of security that you need to deter, detect, and delay theft. The first is a 10-foot (or higher) electric fence that we install inside your existing perimeter. It’s intimidating and effective at stopping crime before it happens. Unlike chain-link fences, the advanced design of the EGD fence is sleek, modern and has an embedded theft deterrent. Our fence delivers 7,000 volts of pulsed electricity to anyone who dares to make contact. The shock is safe but hurts, so that no thief will touch it more than once. The third layer of security is a blaring alarm and an alert to our monitoring center if someone attempts to scale or touch the fence. With EGD, there’s no need to rely on other security measures. Our multi-layer, comprehensive approach protects the security of your valuable data, assets, and resources. Ninety-eight percent of our customers report experiencing zero external theft.

Unpleasant Appearance

What does the appearance of your chain-link fence tell passersby about your business and security? Chain-link fences can be unattractive because they’re prone to visible damage. Over time, curling, rust, and dents can leave your property looking unkempt. In some cases, the fences also appear unsafe. For example, when topped with barbed wire, chain-link fences may mislead passersby by making your property look hazardous.

EGD is virtually invisible from the roadway, thanks to a minimalist design. Our electric security fence is safe, too, meeting international safety standards. It uses pulsed electricity as a harmless, hidden theft deterrent. When touched, the fence produces a startling effect, much like the static charge from your lawn mower's spark plug. The fence also features prominent, multilingual yellow signs that clearly warn would-be thieves of the shock.

Chain-link fences can also look outdated. The design has stayed relatively the same since American manufacturers first mass-produced chain-link in the late 19th century. When an antiquated fence is your first visible layer of protection, passersby may perceive your security to be outdated. Such basic framework also makes these fences a popular choice for pedestrian and temporary applications. Think sports fields, parking lots, and festivals. The property at your commercial site requires a higher level of security.

EGD is a sophisticated, long-term solution specifically for commercial property security. Our world-class electric security fence system appears and functions as the modern product it is. It embraces advanced technology and integration, making it the most reliable choice for protecting highly valuable commercial assets. More than 4,000 EGD customers have confidently phased out obsolete security measures, like chain-link fences, to adopt our cost-effective, reliable, and comprehensive security system.

Energy Inefficiency

Because chain-link fences are unreliable as a standalone security measure, companies often enhance them with an intrusion defense system. These typically run on electricity. By installing an additional security measure that is electric, you are effectively erasing the energy savings that come with a chain-link fence. Plus, when the power goes out, added intrusion defense systems stop working. That immediately puts your property security at risk.

When you adopt EDG, we help your company achieve a significant milestone in your green strategies. EGD is solar-powered, making it environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Our comprehensive system works all day, every day to secure your site with renewable resources. Because the system is self-contained, the fence will remain armed for approximately three to seven days in an emergency situation. As an added benefit, your power bills won't increase with your enhanced security system because of the sun powering it.