Precast Security Fence Applications
Security fences serve many different needs. With our changing world, critical infrastructure must be protected and there is no better material than concrete. Most security walls typically start at heights of eight feet and higher. When taller walls are required, precast concrete fences become much more competitive than masonry block due to the added cost differential of continuous foundations required for concrete block security walls versus the added cost of spaced out caisson footing required for precast concrete security walls. Additionally, precast concrete security fences install faster than masonry, and can fulfill a wide array of applications.
Chain link and wrought iron, the traditional materials used for security fences, do not provide as much resistance to entry as concrete security fences do. Over the years, as copper wire prices have soared, many electrical installations have been breached by thieves cutting through chain link to obtain the copper, and in some cases, have suffered death as a result. Solid precast concrete barriers offer the strongest resistance to entry.
Concrete security walls can be installed around:
- Utility Plants: AFTEC’s Precast Concrete Security Walls have aided in protecting the nation’s energy sector assets by installing many security walls around utilities and substations, including the infamous attack in 2013 of the Metcalf Transmission Substation in Northern California.
- Private Communities: Security walls help keep families and communities safe from intrusion, theft, and other dangers.
- Municipal Assets: Airports, waste districts, industrial waste, parks, and other municipal sites gain greater protection from solid wall installations.
- Commercial Facilities: Logistics centers, distribution warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and retail facilities benefit from the added security.