A fence is installed for two reasons – security and visual appeal. An increase in Nigeria’s crime rate has seen current homeowners choosing to have a fence installed for security reasons. A security fence should ideally provide a strong, reliable barrier between your home or business and any potential intruders. Security fences come in a variety of designs – electric, steel, aluminum and wire mesh, just to name a few. Ultimately, your final decision will depend entirely on your needs, aesthetic preferences and budget. Security fencing is a superb way to prevent against intruder access, crime and vandalism.
In addition to securing your property, a security fence can also provide adequate privacy, shut out any unwanted weather and keep your animals in and stray animals out. A solid barrier will prevent roaming animals or potential thieves from entering your yard, while providing you with privacy. Perhaps you have an arrangement of beautiful large windows at the front of your home, but you prefer not to open them up because everyone on the street can peer into your home. A fence can provide a barrier between your home and the outside world, so that you can open up your home without the rest of the world looking in.
In addition, a fence can prevent thieves from taking your outdoor belongings—barbecues, animal homes or expensive outdoor decorations.
According to the NBS (Nigerian Bureau of Statistics) break-ins were reportedly the most common household crime from 1993-todate. Neighbourhood crime has been on the rise over the last 20 years, and in order to protect your property from crime it is recommended you have a high quality security fence installed. thanks to the wide range of security fences available it is possible to have a durable, secure fence installed while maintaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Potential thieves will typically consider how easy it will be to make a quick escape from a property with stolen goods, or to simply avoid being captured. Designing the fence and gate to make it difficult to enter and exit will make your property far less attractive. Ideally, by putting measures in place to hinder the chances of a quick getaway, a potential thief will be less inclined to attempt access.
For this reason a security fence is a good idea. For more information on our security fences, contact a professional at INOTEK Security fencing today!