Animal Guard Security

Combining Security Options and Mitigating Animal Activity in Electric Utility Substations

The average age of a substation perimeter fence in the United States is currently 40 years old. Coupled with the fact that existing substation fences, by design, do little or nothing to prevent animals and people from gaining access to the substation, it becomes clear that it is time to change the way Electric Utilities view the substation fence. VANQUISH’s PATENTED Animal Deterrent System prevents small crawling animals from digging under the fence line, penetrating through the fabric, manipulating corners, and most of all from climbing over the top. When the fence fabric is upgraded from chain link material to expanded metal, the VANQUISH System directly helps facilities managers and security professionals deter unwarranted access, delay attack, and detect potential problems before they arise. Expanded Metal Fence Fabric Upgrade: Specifying the installation of expanded metal in place of standard chain link fence fabric creates a security barrier that is both formidable and difficult to penetrate. Expanded metal fence will not bend. It is rigid and solid with no welds that will weaken or twists that can come undone. The smaller the mesh, or opening size of the diamonds, the more difficult a fence is to climb. Most standard chain link measures approximately 2" across. Compare that with a 1/2" or 3/4" measurement on expanded metal. With expanded metal fences there is no way to get a toe hold or even a strong finger hold for climbing. VANQUISH uses expanded metal mesh panels produced from solid sheets of carbon steel or aluminum. This material features anti-climb and anti-cut properties inherent to the metal itself. The fabric is installed using a series of innovative post clamp fittings by which the mesh is then attached to a round post and roll formed line rail framework. The entire system is designed to be extremely flexible and can be customized for use in substations, but also for rail lines, power plants, schools, corporate facilities, manufacturing plants, airports, and prisons. With several different expanded metal mesh options to choose from, the expanded metal fence system gives you the strength of steel and added peace of mind. Expanded Metal Fence Features:
  • Schedule 40 round pipe frame construction
  • 1-5/8" x 1-5/8" roll formed line rails
  • Optional 45-degree anti-climb panel or barbed wire top above V-Channel
  • Different mesh size options, listed below:
  • Standard heights up to 12', additional heights available
  • Choice of finish - galvanized or powder coat black or green, custom colors available
Mesh Options Include:
  • 1/2" #13R diamond sizes
  • 3/4" #9R diamond sizes
  • 3/4" #9F diamond sizes
  • 1 1/2" #9R diamond sizes
  • 2" #9R diamond sizes
Expanded metal fencing can be retrofitted to existing steel picket or chain link fences for increased security. With a simple series of fittings and expanded metal mesh panels, you can significantly increase physical security and deter access to areas that may have been vulnerable in the past. Retrofitting a chain link fence with expanded metal is a popular choice for sites where theft has become a concern. Retrofit Expanded Metal Fence Features:
  • The ability to utilize fence framework already set in place
  • Expanded metal mesh panels can be easily added over existing framework
  • Expanded metal mesh panels are also used when completely replacing chain link fabric
  • Different mesh size options
  • Standard heights up to 12‘, additional heights available
  • Choice of finish - galvanized or powder coat black or green, custom colors available
Suggested Mesh Options Include:
  • 1/2" #13R diamond sizes
  • 3/4" #9R diamond sizes
Expanded metal fences create a formidable physical barrier. VANQUISH's Animal Deterrent System eliminates animal activity in the substation. When both are used in conjunction with motion detectors or video surveillance tools the number of false alarms is greatly reduced, helping facilities personnel in their ability to deter, detect and delay intruders. In most cases VANQUISH’s Security Fence System can pay for itself with one prevented break in attempt. VANQUISH's System creates a safe, secure and intimidating environment that adds to the overall appearance and protection of the substation. Contact VANQUISH Fencing or one of our Sales Reps today to discuss the benefits of our proven system. Download the information sheet on Animal Guard Security