Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will it hurt a person?

No.  The electrical current pulses through the wires at approximately 1 second intervals. Should a child or adult touch the fence the immediate reaction is to pull away after an initial shock. If the currant was continually "live" you would not be able to let go.  This is the legislation for safety.

  • How good a deterrent is an electric fence?

Livewire electrified fencing is an excellent deterrent visually and from a painful fear factor.  It is designed to keep unwanted people outside your property and not allow them in.

  • Do criminals place something like a blanket over the electric fence to climb over it?

The electric fence is designed so that the wires will be shorted out when touching each other.  This will trigger the Siren/Alarm and the Strobe Light will also be activated thus warning you of potential perimeter intrusion.

  • What would happen if the electric fence wires are cut?

It is very difficult to cut the live wires without been shocked. Should this happen, the backup alarm will sound and the strobe light will go off warning you in advance of possible intrusion.

  • How powerful is the electric fence?

The maximum voltage from the energizer unit is 12,000 volts and the average setting on the energiser is between 7,000 and 11,000 volts to allow for fluctuations. This is more than sufficient to deter any unwanted criminals.

  • Will my monthly electricity bill increase?

The energizer which pulses the electric fence uses very, very little power.  This can be equated to the use of a light bulb.

  • What happens during a power failure?

Our energizers have a battery back-up which will keep the electric fence fully powered for 12 hours.

  • Do branches and foliage have an effect on the electric fence?

Too much foliage touching the electric wires drain the power to earth. Always keep your electric fence wires free from foliage.


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