A standalone security fence around the Wyndham City Council service depot perimeter was several years old and was suffering from vandalism and frequent false alarms, resulting in the need to turn the fence off. The depot then experienced repeated, targeted thefts causing significant loss and damage, and making staff feel unsafe.
A phased upgrade of the perimeter fence was undertaken, upgrading the targeted areas first. Most of the existing 33-wire Gallagher monitored pulse fence was completely replaced and broken up into six zones, which makes monitoring and responding to alarms easier. Concrete jersey barriers with Gallagher monitored pulse fencing on top were installed along the back fence-line to prevent vehicles from driving through the fence. The perimeter is now fully protected as the monitored pulse fence both deters and detects attempts to climb or tamper with the fence.
The council has seen the value of maintaining its perimeter fencing and couldn’t be happier with the result. In the eight months following the upgrade they’ve had no break ins and don’t have to employ security guards anymore.
“The return on investment from this upgrade is huge when you consider the theft and damage related expenses we were dealing with, and it’s given our staff peace of mind. They now feel safe on site and that’s priceless,” say Wyndham City Council.
Business type: Local government
Site size: 800m of fencing
Gallagher technology used: F-Series Fence Controller, 33-wire monitored pulse fence