Choosing the Best Commercial Security Fence for Your Organization

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Installing a security fence is a sound business investment. Today’s environment calls for many businesses to adopt a higher security stance. You may consider high-security fencing or barrier systems to protect your assets. They give you the relief from worrying about your business when you go home at night, or when you are away.

There are several types of security fences for business that you can choose from. The best options for your business depend largely on your specific business needs. Here are some of the best security fence ideas to choose from:

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Chain Link Security Fence Options

This is one of the most affordable options for your commercial property. They are inexpensive to install and usually range from $5 to $40 per foot. Chain link fences are both affordable and durable.

The combination makes chain link fences a popular choice among business owners. They perform well. They are not the most attractive fencing option available.

Typically, a chain link security fence requires little maintenance. You won’t need to spend money on staining and repainting your fence every year.  Their zinc-coating protects the fence from corrosion. This helps them hold up well under different weather conditions

For added security, you can customize the gauge thickness of your chain-link fence.  A heftier gauge lessens the ability of outsiders to see through. Select a chain link fence of at least nine-gauge thickness and six feet in height.

With these measurements, it would be difficult for invaders to scale and cut through. Build your fence with metal slats interlaced throughout for better privacy and aesthetics.

Consult with our fencing specialist to determine the proper gauge and height for your commercial property.  

Aluminum Fencing:

You may require a light and versatile, yet durable and strong security fence. In this case, aluminum fencing could fit your needs best. They’re resistant to rust and most forms of weather damage.

Aluminum fencing is also easy to install. It’s available in many visually pleasing designs and it works well on sloped land.

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Steel Fencing: 

If you want to install a security fence that is stronger than aluminum, consider steel fencing. Steel is muchless likely to bend under pressure or get damaged by a vehicle or moving equipment. They are also very suitable for construction sites.

Steel fencing comes in various attractive designs. However, they take a bit longer to install and are often more expensive than other fencing options.

Ornamental Iron Fencing

If you are a business owner who considers fence design the main priority when installing fences or your business operates in any historic areas, then ornamental iron fencing is a good option. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also provides security.

These fences are also used in condominium developments or upscale apartments where residents demand a sophisticated look in a security fence. A sturdier and well-made ornamental iron fence that is of proper height can be an effective option for any business looking to add some drama.

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Security Fence Crash Ratings

All of the fences mentioned above offer security, but the material you choose makes a big difference in the effectiveness and aesthetics of your security. 

The higher security needs will require a fence with a higher rating, and this may limit the choice of material. You may hear about K4|K8|K12 ratings if you want fences for higher security purposes.

These ratings are the guidelines that are used to establish the level of protection you wish to obtain.  The “K” in these ratings stands for kinetic. Kinetic energy is a formation of energy that an entity possesses due to its motion. The stopping ability of each individual rating is mentioned below.

  • K4 barriers will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 30MPH
  • K8 barriers will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 40MPH
  • K12 barriers will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 50MPH

These standard ratings are established by the Department of State (DOS) to provide assistance on quantifying the ability of the crash barrier to stop a vehicle from entering a perimeter or building. The ratings can be obtained by crashing vehicles into the fences to see how they respond. Depending upon your business security requirements, you can select your security fence to have these ratings.

Additional security fence costs and considerations

When you are deciding on what type of security fence is best suited for your needs, you should consider the other additional costs that are generated by choosing extra security options, such as an anti-climb security fence with barbed wire, electric pulse or razor spikes fencing. Even customizing your fence to match your business brand colors will also add an additional cost.

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There is no doubt that these factors coupled with basic commercial security fence cost increase the price of the security fencing you choose but remember that your business security depends upon them as these factors will provide protection against intruders and also giving you greater peace of mind.

It is also important to consider the element of time that you need your security fencing for. Renting or hiring may cost lower at the start, and is a good option if you want to protect your business site for a short amount of time. But if you require fencing in one place for a long time, then buying works out to be cheaper in the long run. You can also reuse fences in various locations.


To avoid any mishaps that could cost you a lot, why not increase the security of your business or commercial property by installing a security fence? Start by exploring the types of security fences and select the most appropriate security fence panels for your commercial property.

For installations and for more information about security fencing options, call us at (702) 504-0765 to contact our friendly office staff. They’re standing by to assist.

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