Fencing is your first, and in many ways best,
line of protection. Its effectiveness depends on the design
and quality of the installation, but other factors should be
considered when installing, replacing or repairing perimeter
• Use see-through material such as chain link.
This allows thieves to be visible from the outside in the
event they get past the fence, increasing the chances of unusual
activity being noticed, and therefore deters
• Keep fenced areas free of debris that may
blow to, and get stuck in, the fence and inhibit visibility.
Keep bushes and weeds trimmed back from the fence to aid
• If possible, fences should be at least eight
feet in height (if codes allow), with posts spaced at a distance no
greater than the width of the narrowest unit in the fleet, and set
• Consider using barbed wire or razor wire at
the top of fences for added security.
• Conduct routine fence inspections and
promptly repair any openings.
• Do not allow random items to be piled up on
either side of a fence as it may create a “climbable” condition and