How to choose anti-climb fencing


When it comes to securing your property, one of the most effective solutions is installing anti-climb heavy-duty steel security fencing with anti-tamper fixings. Acting as a deterrent against intruders, it can help to prevent theft, trespass or access to your premises and signals you take security seriously.

All security fencing installed by Perimeter Solutions is designed to prevent or significantly hinder any attempts by intruders to climb, cut, or tunnel into premises. And for particularly sensitive properties, where security is paramount, certified fencing, such as LPS1175 has been independently performance tested and rated provides complete reassurance.

Perimeter’s top tips

With numerous fencing options available on the market, choosing the right anti-climb solution can be a daunting task and, depending on your needs, may require professional advice. Here we provide some useful tips to guide your thinking:

Determine your security needs

Before investing in any type of fencing, fully assess your security requirements. Consider the level of security you need based on the location, the value of the assets in the grounds and the potential threats. This will help determine the appropriate height, material and design of the fencing system.


To ensure top-quality and durable fencing, it is important to use products from reputable manufacturers. Select products which carry accredited British Standards (BS) testing certification and have a well proven track-record. Our team is able to provide extensive product advice and recommendations. It’s worth bearing in mind that some building insurance providers take fencing into consideration when calculating annual premiums; often offering reductions relative to high-grade security measures.

The stronger the better

Anti-climb fences are available in various materials, including steel, aluminium, and mesh. Each material offers different levels of strength, durability and aesthetics. Consider your specific requirements and budget while evaluating the material options. Steel, for instance, is highly robust and provides excellent resistance against forced entry. Perimeter Solutions supplies and installs A1 (SR1), B3 (SR2), C5 (SR3), and D10 (SR4) security fencing, please call us for more details about each of these options.

The higher the better

Tall fences offer an immediate visual deterrence and obviously make it harder for intruders to climb over. Check with local regulations to ensure compliance with any height restrictions imposed by authorities in your area. Perimeter Solutions has extensive experience of working with borough councils and can advise on regional preferences and whether the submission of a planning application will be required.

The smaller the better

Mesh is a great inhibitor; the smaller the openings the more secure it becomes preventing individuals from gaining a foothold, cutting through or getting a grip to climb over.


Choose a fencing system that incorporates anti-tamper features, such as concealed fixings and hidden brackets. These elements make it extremely difficult for intruders to dismantle or manipulate the fence, enhancing its overall security.

Looks count

While security is a priority, aesthetics also plays a role, especially for residential properties. Look for anti-climb fencing options that offer a balance between security and visual appeal. Some manufacturers offer a variety of colours and finishes to match your property’s exterior design. We are always happy to run through all the design options to balance priorities and sensibilities.

Seek professional advice

As you’d expect, we recommend consulting a security professional or reputable fencing contractor. Perimeter Solutions can assess your specific needs and provide expert guidance on the most suitable options. Choose a supplier based on personal recommendations and, where possible, inspect their work at other sites. We’re happy to showcase ours whenever it’s convenient.

Investing in high-quality security measures is essential for safeguarding your property and ensuring peace of mind. We trust the above tips provide useful starting pointers and we look forward to being of further assistance with your project.