Are you about to build a fence for your business? Your business needs fencing to keep intruders out and to make sure that you have privacy. However, you need to know the best practices for building this type of fence.
The last thing you want is to make a mistake when putting up your security fencing. Do you want to prevent this from happening? Read on to learn what you should and shouldn’t do when installing security fencing.
1. DO CHECK THE LEGALITIES
While most local legislature will not interfere with installing a security fence on your property, there may be a few restrictions. You may be required to get a permit, depending on which part of town your business is located. There may be regulations in place about the height and style of fencing you are permitted to have.
2. DO TELL YOUR INSURERS ABOUT YOUR SECURITY FENCING
Once you have installed security fencing, it is an excellent idea to let your insurers know. You may qualify for a discount on your insurance premium. This discount is often given because your property is now more secure.
3. DO PUT WARNING SIGNS
Do yourself and a potential intruder a favour by placing a warning sign on your fencing. The warning sign can alert people of security surveillance, alarm features, or even canine defenders. A discreet warning is sometimes enough to ward off intruders and save you all the drama that comes with a break-in.
4. DON’T FORGET YOUR NEIGHBORS
When you install a security fence, especially when other businesses around you may not have one, it may raise some eyebrows. Talk to your neighbours and let them know the reason why you are installing a security fence. You may be surprised at how some people may take offence to your fencing. They may feel that you are implying that they are not trustworthy. Having an honest talk can ward off animosity.
5. DON’T FORGET YOUR GATE
Installing security fencing is one thing, but the next thing you should think about is your gate. Your gate should fit in seamlessly with your fencing. It is a good idea to get an automatic gate. This is safer and makes it easier to control who comes in and out of the property. One upside of an attractive entrance is that it adds to the curb appeal of your property.
SECURE WHAT’S YOURS
The unfortunate fact is that there are people who will have less than honourable intentions for your business. Security fencing is one of the best ways to protect your business from intruders. You also get a lot of benefits as well, because there is a good chance that you can get a discount on your insurance premium and you will also enhance your curb appeal. If you are looking to install a security fence for your business, do not hesitate to contact us. The experts at Urban Fence are standing by to assist you.