The Evolution of Substation Security Walls
In the old days, the substations were constructed far from residential areas. They were surrounded by chain-link fences for protection. With the increase in population, the residential areas expanded and the substations which were once far from populated areas found themselves in the middle of the communities. The residential, commercial and industrial development removed the distance between residential areas and environs.
The use of colorful plastic slats was also in practice in order to block the view of intruders. The substations also shifted on the option of the use of masonry to hide sensitive possessions. But soon the masonry became a target of thieves when the prices of copper increased.
In such circumstances, the best option which could help was the use of block or precast concrete as these solid perimeters’ walls provided a higher level of security and privacy for substations. The chain-link fences could not keep up with the need of the hour anymore as they could be cut easily. The perks of choosing concrete utility walls and fences were that they were easy to install, provided higher security, and could also aptly keep up with decorative function. Plus, when tall walls needed to be built, the concrete utility walls & fences were a less expensive option than CMU walls. The taller walls are the best option when better security and safety are required from thieves and intruders.