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The Economics of Security Fencing

There's no denying that things have changed dramatically over the last few weeks, and there are probably more changes coming. Business owners are having to make decisions they never thought they would ever face every day, and it's easy to be overwhelmed. We'd like to remind you to consider the economics of security fencing.

Tough Times Demand Tougher Security

In Canada, we're lucky that we're relatively economically stable, most people earn a good living, and crime and poverty are relatively low. However, those are drivers for criminal activity, and with so many people currently working from home or otherwise restricted from moving, there will be more and more opportunities for people with less than fantastic intentions to take advantage of the situation.

Whether these changes last a few weeks or longer, no one can predict, but the longer they do, the higher the chance that businesses and other properties are targeted, and with authorities distracted (and rightfully so), we need to do more.

Security Fence Tips

We can't predict what will happen next week or month or year, but we can share what we know about security fencing from decades in the industry. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Your fence doesn't have to be the best out there. But it should be the best on your street. Many crimes are crimes of opportunity, where people are passing by, see something they want, and because there are limited barriers to entry, they get in, get it, and get out quickly. Good security fences slow people down, and that means there's less opportunity.
  2. If your fence is the best on your street, there's a good chance opportunists will go with the low hanging fruit, and leave your yard alone.
  3. There is not a single fence (or wall for that matter) out there that is impervious. Fences are designed to deter and slow down, so that people either a) don't make the effort or b) are slow in accessing the fenced area, which allows time for authorities to respond.
  4. Combine fencing with other security measures, like underground security, a fence detection system or fence top security measures. These integrated security fencing systems cover all the bases, so the opportunity to access your property without authorization is limited.

Rite-Way Fencing is one of the few fence contractors in Canada who are already geared to supply and install these types of security measures, and our team is ready to advise and assist with your security fencing needs. Give us a call or drop us a line to find out how we can help.


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