An electric fence was primarily developed for the restriction of movement. Since this time the security industry used the initial technology and improved on it to give a system utilizing wires fitted on insulators and powered by an energizer which is capable of delivering a substantial and most uncomfortable shock.

The energizer in simple terms is a transformer that can convert low power to a huge quantity of power to the person touching the wires.

The energizer used for this purpose will not allow anyone to be killed as the unit is designed to allow the power to pulsate on / off on a continuous basis.

The electric fence power switches on and off momentarily and therefore is termed a non-lethal electric fence.

There are two main advantages of an electric fence installation:

  •  The visual protective appearance / this also acts as a psychological barrier
  •  The shock capacity, this helps as deterrent from criminals and intruders.

Should you install a good electric fence then the visual appearance will be a definite deterrent.

For example if the house / property next door is not fitted with an electric fence you are at a distinct advantage.

The psychological aspect is that you feel much safer once it has been installed.

When correctly wired and the right size energizer installed, the shock experienced will be of such a magnitude that it would deter a normal person from trying to enter the premises.

By installing a correctly fitted electric fence the chances of the criminal gaining access, or for that matter been able to make a quick escape / get-away are very much minimized and therefore you are at a distinct advantage over a property not fitted with electric fence.