What Are the Benefits of Security Fencing for Schools?

Security fencing for Schools

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “security fence” isn’t normally a school, but schools are an excellent area to consider installing a fence for security.

Consider the following reasons for installing fencing around a school area:

Keeps out Vandals
Open areas seem to invite those who are bred and looking for something to destroy. Having a security fence around the school will make it more difficult for vandals to spray paint, break windows and otherwise destroy the beautiful landscape of the area. In most cases, vandals are looking for a quick in-and-out and climbing a fence doesn’t make for a quick getaway.

Improved Safety
By installing cameras and a gate that requires authorization for entry, teachers and students can relax knowing unauthorized people won’t be able to enter and disrupt their work. We don’t like the idea of our kids being unsafe at school, so putting safety measures in place make sense in today’s world.

Student Tracking
Kids, especially those in higher grades, have a tendency to wander away, skip classes or leave the school grounds. With security fencing in place, it is easier to keep track of when students enter and leave the grounds. They can be monitored throughout the day which will prevent them leaving unsupervised or without permission.

Aesthetically Pleasing
Security fencing does not have to be ugly or look imposing. There are many different styles and colors available. Adding the correct style, the school yard can be not only safe and secure, but an oasis from the harshness of city streets. What better place to learn than an environment that feels calm, pleasing and secure?

See Also: Why an Automated Gate Gives You Extra Security

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of ornamental iron fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company is known for creating a loyal and returning clientele that looks forward to doing business with them.


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