9An Electric Fence really offers a three-in-one solution, as it is : A Physical BarrierA DeterrentAnd An Alarm System
10Naturally any Electrical Fence is only effective if installed correctly, and operative (switched on).
11There are many myth’s surrounding the true effectiveness of an Electric Fence.
12As already indicated, to be effective, there are a few fundamental’s that need to be followed.
13Not only must the Energizer selected for the specific installation comply to IEC , but the Health and Safety aspects as stipulated in the specification, need to be adhered to as well.
14Should you choose to ignore the International Specifications regarding Energizers, you may as well connect the fence directly to the local electricity supply – Just as Dangerous.
15The same applies to installation practices The same applies to installation practices. Like killing someone whilst driving without a license, whilst under the influence.
16You may not be aware of the fact that there is legislation, governing the installations of Electric Fences, but believe me they are there. In a Court of Law, ignorance is not an excuse.
17Hailing form South Africa, can advise that not only is IEC standards adhered to, but SANS
18SANS does appear to go a little overboard, but then again, a non Lethal Fence should not kill anyone.
19Additional or Enhanced Specifications include: Electromagnetic interferenceEnergy LimitationHT CableFire RetardantLoad RangeClosed LoopsSeries FencesTo name but a few.
20The Energizer on an electric fence is the engine that drives the fence, and is currently available in numerous formats – models.
21Smaller Energizers, generally used for small installations or wall top fences
22Larger Energizers would invariably be used for large or long fences Larger Energizers would invariably be used for large or long fences. May also be used for small fences, where it is necessary to use wire with very high resistance properties (SS).
23Energizers are available, in Single Zone Units, 2 Zone Units, cascading to 4, 20, 64 Zones.
24The trick is to select an Energizer that will adequately drive the fence around a specific premises, whilst remaining Easy to Operate, and Understandable.
25The Energizer, however is as indicated Only the Engine The Energizer, however is as indicated Only the Engine. What then makes up the rest of the Fence is as Important.
26The Fence itself, consists of numerous other devices, such as: BracketsWireInsulatorsTensionersGate ContactsWarning SignsEtc, Etc, Etc
27The type, style and length of bracket, would naturally be dependent on the Clients specific requirements and NEEDS.
28Even the material that the bracket is manufactured out of, is important. It will assist in determining the level of security, as well as aesthetics of the fence. Wood, alluminium, fibre glass, round bar, flat bar and square tube brackets can be found in various lengths and shapes.
29The selection of wire used is also important, as not only will this determine the life span of the fence, but the effectiveness as well.Braided galvanised 1.2/1.6/2.0mmAluminium 1.6/2.0mmSolid Galvanised 2.24mmStainless Steel 304/316 Grade (Solid and Stranded)
30Tensioning Devices and Insulators need to be selected for specific applications
31HT Cable as well as joining devices (ferrules) need to be of similar metals to the fence wire to prevent contamination, which will end up with oxidation, a common cause for false and ineffective fences.
32Quality, and location of earth spikes plays a major role in the effectiveness of an Electric Fence. Earth is as important as the live on the Fence.
33There are many other devices available, to not only enhance the effectiveness of an Electric Fence, but assist and warn would be intruders to stay away.
34These devises include: In Line Loops – Prevent PartingGround Loops – Prevent SeparationWall Loops – Prevent SeparationFence Light – A quick reference that the Fence is operative.
35Warning Signs, not only are as a deterrent, but also a legal requirement.
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