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More Anti-climb Security

crimesceneWith the crime escalating in South Africa, and the police’s inability to do anything about it, we need to be sure we have the best possible protection for our family and property.

Perimeter walls and fences are your first wall of defence, so you need to be sure to use methods that not only deter criminals, but discourage them from even attempting to enter your property.

Besides having good quality walling or fencing erected, there are, among others, fence or wall toppings to increase the security of our walls and fences.   Rola Spikes, which are regarded as probably the most effective fence topping as regards anti-climbing wall solutions, coupled with electric fencing as backup, are highly rated by security industry experts.  

Rola Spikes have proved to be the most effective crime deterrent solution over the past 15 years, and is therefore a great way to effectively protect your family and keep your property safe and crime free.

robber stuckCriminals love easy access, as they usually need to make a quick getaway, and if they cannot climb over easily are wary of even attempting to gain access. Of the many different spikes available, the Rola Spikes are manufactured from imported tough glass fibre-reinforced polyamide that has been UV stabilised, and are totally rust resistant.

The security spikes or stars are very sharp and rotate on 21mm galvanized steel round tubing.  Each star has 6 (six) spikes and they rotate individually when touched, which makes it virtually impossible for would-be intruders to grab onto and climb over perimeter walls, fences or gates.  With electric fences as backup, your security is of the highest possible standard.

An added bonus is the Rola Spikes are manufactured to withstand South Africa’s harsh weather conditions, and because they cannot be tampered with or bent, they make a wonderful addition to any perimeter fencing security.

The rotational spikes are very dangerous, but are neat and will not distract from the aesthetic appeal of your property, and will blend in well with the overall look of the property, while offering maximum security.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements, and/or to provide you with a free quotation.

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Exterior Boundary Walls

steel insertsIt has become a part of our lives here in South Africa to make sure we have good boundary walls, not only for their aesthetic appeal, but as an added security feature.   As crime escalates at an alarming rate, we all need as much security protection for ourselves and our families as we can get.

Good quality boundary walls are a must, with added security.  Whether we have palisades or concrete walls, we need to plan carefully, before deciding which would be our best option.   Solid walls are great, and, very pleasing to the eye, and of course ensures we have privacy, but there is one drawback. 

We erect high solid walls to get privacy, but we are then giving criminals privacy too.  Once inside our property, they cannot be seen by anyone from the streets, or by neighbours, and can move about without fear of detection.

A good option, therefore is facebrick walls with steel inserts.   We would still get a mode of privacy, but the steel inserts will ensure that, should an intruder be on our property, they would not be able to move around without detection.

wall with steel insertsFor over 25 years, Country Wide Walling has been in the walling industry, and through experience have developed an exceptionally strong, quality precast facebrick wall, which is manufactured by them, and then good, quality steel inserts added, to give their clients an exceptionally high quality product, which outlasts any of their competitors.

Their workmanship is of the highest quality possible, and the end result is an aesthetically beautiful product, with privacy and security, which will last for many years.

The walls surrounding our property demarcate the boundary of our property, and if it is of high quality and workmanship adds an aesthetic quality which enhances the value of our property.  Usually people first consider security, then privacy when deciding on enclosing their property.   The facebrick wall with steel inserts meets all requirements, from privacy to security to aesthetic appeal.

Why not contact us today to discuss your requirements, and we will come out and give you a free quotation. 

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Stable Boundary Walls

cracksMany boundary walls are poorly built by people trying to cut costs, and not having the necessary experience and know-how skills base to build it safely.

A perimeter wall is built as a security feature to protect your family, and trying to cut costs and doing a poor job of constructing the wall can lead to it collapsing and seriously injuring a child or animal.   

If a wall falls on a child it can cost a lot of money for hospitalization and doctor’s fees.  This money would have been better invested in getting your security walls safely and professionally installed by Country Wide Walling.

Bad designs, poor foundations and also the lack of expansion joints and support pillars usually result in boundary walls developing dangerous cracks and/or collapsing.  

good boundary wallsWalls leaning over, or splitting apart or cracks in plaster, are all indications of a poorly constructed wall, and unfortunately, usually only become noticeable a long time after the builder has left the site.  You, as the homeowner believe you received a bargain priced wall, but the old saying “you get what you pay for” applies, and could lead to a loss of a lot more money should a child be badly injured with broken bones and a lengthy hospital stay.

If you are one of these homeowners, you need to keep a careful eye on the wall, and if any cracks appear, or the wall starts leaning over, it is best to pay urgent attention to the problem immediately, before anything serious happens.

The best solution is to tear the wall down, and have it professionally set up in order to not only provide security, but to avoid serious injury to a child, family member, or an animal.  In the end, this would be the safest, and most cost effective solution to a dodgy wall.

Always bear in mind that sound engineering principles also need to be applied to the design, manufacture and installation of boundary security walls.

Contact Country Wide Walling  today to discuss your requirements, and to determine what would be best for your property, or to request a free quotation.

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Aluminum versus Steel Gates

There are many factors to consider when deciding which gate would be the best option for you.alumiium gate

1.   Opening Size
2.   Security Level
3.   Horizontal Slide
4.   Swing Gate
5.   Vertical Lift.
6.   Ornamental Gate
7.   Standard Gate

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Probably the most important factor is whether you want steel or aluminium gates.  Even though these materials may seem similar, there are differences in physical properties and internal mechanisms which are crucial to helping you make your final decision.

Once you have thoroughly researched your options and are satisfied with your choice, you are ready to proceed with the design, construction and installation of your gates.

We will discuss the differences next week to help you with your decision.

For more information or a free quotation, please feel free to contact Country Wide Walling

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Cantilever Vs.Ground Track Security Gates

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 Sliding security gates require less space to operate than swing gates and also offer better security, this makes them a good alternative to swing gates.  Sliding security gates come in two types, cantilever and ground tracked.

Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates need no track to operate as they are gates hanging on horizontal posts.  They can be hung behind a wall perimeter and work silently.   They require more space and are more expensive to buy and install than tacked gates.

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Ground Tracked Gates

There are two main components for ground tracked gates.  Firstly there is the rail on which the gates slide and which is embedded in the ground spanning the opening, and it is advisable to keep the rail free of debris at all times.  The surface where you lay the rail must be properly leveled.  Secondly, there are the wheels below the gates which help the gate to slide smoothly on the rail track.

Both the ground track and cantilever gates offer their own advantages and disadvantages, so you should always consider carefully which gate is best for your property before making your choice.

For more information, or a free quotation, please feel free to contact Country Wide Walling and we will gladly assist you.

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