Electric fences are a important deterrent and are the first line of defence in combating house break-ins but beware of poorly installed, planned and maintained fences.  Criminals are very aware when fences are badly maintained or installed and will target those residences.

Poor electric fences can easily be scaled or bent over, and provide little protection against experienced criminals. The bracket chosen should be an effective physical barrier, not a token fence that can just be climbed over or bent down.

The following video shows an example of one such fence.

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