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An electric fence wireis a barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals and people from crossing a boundary.

The electric fence wire shall be a Crapal Optimum (or equivalent) 2.5mm diameter High Tensile wire. This is to be presented on a 25kg coil, fully wrapped from manufacture to protect the galvanisation. On gates and short elevations (25 metres or less) 2.0mm High Tensile wire of the same specification may be used. The wire is to conform to BS 1722:17.



  • Easy installation on existing wall or fence, or as a stand-alone perimeter fence.
  • Provides a physical barrier that delays the intrusion time.
  • Provides an electric high voltage shock to intruders.
  • Acts as a psychological barrier to deter intrusion attempts.
  • Provides a higher level of detection capability to detect an intrusion attempt and set off the alarm, which can then be transmitted to the security personnel or company monitoring the site.
  • Low maintenance costs.
  • Easy of operation.
  • Animals that receive an electric shock and are deterred without activating the alarm. Animals learn very quickly not to come into contact with the fence
  • Accidental human contact with the fence will provide an electric shock that will alert a person not to tamper or come in contact with the fence.
  • The electric wires also serve as a perimeter fence, alleviating the need to erect additional, fencing.
  • Reduced cost of security personnel.