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Exploring the world of security fencing

04 January 2024Appears in Products
Exploring the world of security fencing
Security fencing is a key component to any premises. Not only does it add protection, it can help prevent unauthorised access, and provide a clear perimeter around the site.

Let’s take a closer look into security fencing, and which might work best for you.

What is Security Fencing?

Security Fencing is designed to increase protection around a premises, and to enable sites to control who is entering and exiting their premises.

Used in many applications such as; domestic properties, housing developments, schools, factories, businesses, commercial units and many more.

Depending on the site and the level of security needed, will help to determine the type of security fencing that best suits your premises.

For example; a power plant may require a high security fencing system that provides additional security if someone were to try and get in. Whereas, a children’s play area may need something that provides low to medium security.

Manufactured from high quality materials, security fencing is designed for permanent, long-lasting use, and there’s always the option to go the extra mile with security fencing and add items such as barbed wire for added protection.

What are the best types of fencing?

When considering which security fencing is best for you there are a few things that you can ask yourself to help determine the type of fencing you need.

  1. What level of security do I need?
  2. Do I need an access point(s), if so, how many?
  3. Is the fencing system durable, and long-lasting?
  4. Does the aesthetics of the fencing match my other surroundings?
  5. Do I have someone to install the fencing system?

There are a few key security fencing ranges that we can look into more, to help you decide which might be best for you.

SR1 High Security Fencing

The SR1 (A1) rating ensures a one-minute delay against an opportunistic attack using Toolkit A items such as pliers, bolt cutters and engineer's hooks. This vital sixty-second delay gives on on-site security team the chance to notice and intercept intruders before they actually break the security perimeter.

ProFence® is a very secure yet discreet mesh system that has a low-key impact on the area it is sited in. It is a very good alternative to Palisade Fencing when you need a less brutal-looking fencing system and it offers excellent visibility meaning it works well with CCTV systems.

Palisade Fencing

Palisade fencing offers high security for places that need it most. This strong and long-lasting fencing system is a classic choice for security, and when installed can keep a premises safe due to its robust construction. Its intimidating appearance can also work as an effective intrusion and theft deterrent.

If you are looking for the high security but not compromising on aesthetics, there is also the option to powder coat the palisade fencing to match your current surroundings.

Mesh Fencing

Mesh fencing is a stylish and rigid fencing system that is extremely reliable and most commonly used to protect industrial sites, schools, sports stadiums, airports and commercial buildings throughout the UK.

Manufactured from high-quality steel which is galvanised with a zinc coating to help prevent rust. As standard, mesh fencing is powder-coated to provide it with increased resilience to damage and weathering, as well as a more aesthetically pleasing look.

We have a variety of security mesh fencing for you to choose from:


Railings are an ideal choice to create low security boundary demarcation in a range of public and private locations such as parks, gardens and schools. They can be used to protect flower beds from being trampled by pedestrians or pets, to create walkways through parks or to create low security perimeters around school play grounds.

First Fence offers a range of standard railings, and our new EnviroRail® Railings range, that provide the same aesthetics and security as our standard railings but are manufactured in a more environmentally friendly way.

Domestic Fencing

If you are looking for a security fencing solution for your property, we have a range of options available for you to choose from.

Timber FencingTimber fencing is a widely used fencing solution, especially for private homes. It can be used to mark out and secure your garden. There’s a few choices of timber posts and gravel boards so you can have your garden how you prefer. Timber fencing can help to enhance your garden's attractiveness and creates a welcoming atmosphere. It also provides privacy and added security to your home.

Composite FencingComposite fencing is a great choice for homeowners who want a durable, low-maintenance, and environmentally friendly fence. It is an extremely popular choice for UK gardens. Made from 98% recycled content and being 100% recyclable, the panels are very environmentally friendly and create a stylish and long-lasting fencing system.

Aluminium GatesIf you are looking to add an access point to your property, then an aluminium gate is the ideal solution. Adding a stylish but secure gate to your premises, that is hard-wearing so will last for years to come.

Benefits of Security Fencing

There are a number of benefits to having security fencing around your premises;

  • Enhanced Security
  • Safety
  • Visual Deterrent
  • Longevity and Durability
  • Privacy
  • Aesthetics
  • Access Control


The best type of security fencing depends on what a premises needs, how much risk there is of someone breaking in, how much you need to see through it, how it looks, and how much you can spend.

Hopefully with this blog, you have a range of information on the security fencing options available to you, and what might work best for you.