1. You can through a blanket over the electric fence and climb over it;
2. The electric fence does not always give an alarm when it is supposed to;
3. An electric fence gives too many false alarms (especially when it rains);
4. Electric fences require too much maintenance;
5. If the criminals really want to come in, you can’t stop them (my personal favourite).
Let’s deal with these objections one by one.
(a) You will either break the spring and wire, which will trigger the alarm; or
(b) The top 2 wires will touch, which will trigger the alarm.
Additionally, what sort of blanket, which will not break the fence, will a person use to insulate himself against 10,000 Volts of electricity?
There are 2 tests your electric fence installer can do, to show that your fence works. Please have a look at one of our earlier articles, https://www.nelspruitfencing.co.za/cut-wire-and-earth-short-test/, discussing these tests.
Some times, animals like a small lizard can cause false alarms if it climbs up a bracket and shocks itself to death when it is half-way on the bracket and half-way on a live wire. Unfortunately, it may then be stuck on the electric fence and causes a short, which will lead to false alarms.
Lastly (for now) if you are experiencing objection numbers 2 and 3 above, or would like a free quotation on a new electric fence, please contact us on 074 104 6028 / www.nelspruitfencing.co.za. We provide free quotes in Nelspruit, White River, Barberton, Witbank and Lydenburg.