High-security design is a crucial consideration when it comes to choosing the right type of fencing for a data center. The goal is to create a physical barrier that deters and prevents unauthorized access. One effective design approach involves the use of vertical pales instead of standard pickets. These pales are larger in size and made of a heavier gauge of steel, providing both a visual deterrent and formidable resistance against intruders attempting to breach the fence. By spacing the pales closer together along a C-channel rail, the reduced gap between pales further reinforces the security of the fence.
To enhance the overall strength and stability of the fence, the vertical pales generally extend all the way to the ground. This feature not only offers increased structural stability but also effectively prevents access from underneath the fence. By eliminating potential weak points and limiting the chances of breaching, this design approach ensures that the data center perimeter remains well-protected.
One formidable type of fencing that incorporates these high-security design principles is steel palisade fencing. Consisting of vertical steel pales secured to horizontal rails and mounted to support posts, steel palisade fencing boasts a looming visual presence while providing strength, versatility and durability. Its design eliminates footholds, and its resistance to cutting makes it an especially effective deterrent against intrusion. The option to add spikes at the top further enhances its security capabilities, making it an ideal choice for high-risk facilities like data centers.
A less visually intimidating but equally secure option is mesh panel fencing. Crafted from top-notch materials including low-carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum alloy steel, this high-security mesh is available in PVC-coated or galvanized versions to provide exceptional durability against corrosion and harsh weather conditions. Its innovative design features carefully spaced apertures and offers robust defense against climbing attempts and penetration.
Dennison Supply has partnered with industry-recognized high-security product companies like AMICO® and Guardiar to provide top-line fencing products that meet unique data center needs. From high-security design to the integration of reinforcements, these types of strategies can enhance perimeter security and meet the stringent requirements of data center environments.