Commonly Asked Questions
I am under contract with an electric security fence company.
If you are still under the original three-year contact, there is not much you can do. However, after the three years are up they don’t lower your monthly rate; you are now on a month-to-month basis and can drop their service at any time.
My contract with says I don’t own the fence.
This an unenforceable part of the contract. As a permanent installation the fence is now a part of the real estate and cannot be removed without the property owner’s permission. If it is removed, you can make them restore the property to its original condition.
We suggest you verify this with your attorney, but every legal opinion we’ve heard agrees.
My vendor provides 24/7 monitoring of the fence status, and will call the police when the alarm is triggered.
They use a central monitoring station for monitoring their fences. We employ a U.L. Listed central station to monitor the status of the fence, and will also report to the police, owners, managers, etc., as you so designate.
For a small additional fee, we will also provide a report of every date and time the fence was armed and disarmed, including the user code that was used.
They suppliy us with Roundup, to keep the weeds down and the fence clear.
To keep our prices as low as possible, we suggest you buy your own supply of Roundup as needed, which is much less expensive.
In our experience, most of the Roundup these companies ship ends up at your employee’s homes.
What about false alarms?
Fence Guardian utilizes the Fence Hawk monitor, which has state-of-the-art design programming and totally eliminates false alarms from lightning, spurious electrical pulses and voltage surges.
The Fence Hawk monitors the absolute fence voltage instead of monitoring random voltage changes. See FenceHawk.com for more information.
What about power outages?
Our state-of-the-art electronics are so efficient that a small 12 volt, 7 amp-hour battery will keep the system running for two to three days. If you desire longer backup times, we can supply it.
What about solar power?
Solar is a feel-good product, useful only where utility power is not available. We can supply it, if you so desire.
From a cost standpoint, it will take 40+ years to break even, compared to the electricity cost of running a Fence Hawk and energizer.
From a security standpoint, solar powered systems are considered backups, and are not reliable enough to be used in a security environment.
What about their patented technology?
That patent is over 30 years old – it’s old technology. Their outdated technology is sensitive to voltage pulses from lightning, etc. and will not sense the slow drop of fence voltage from the growth of weeds and foliage.
We’ve seen fences where the fence voltage is measured at less than 300 volts, making it virtually useless. Why settle for old, unreliable technology, even when encased in a shiny new box?
Maintenance cost and repair?
An electric security array is basically an electric fence. Fence Guardian carries the most comprehensive and complete warranty in the business, including a lifetime warranty against lightning strikes to the Fence Hawk.
What about multizone capabilities for faster response and higher reliability?
Fence Guardian offers unlimited security zones with computer control and display available. We recommend separate security zones every 300-1,000 ft., and can convert your existing fence.
Why settle for single zone capability, and spend the night looking for a shorted or cut wire?
Fence Guardian Policy and Pricing
Fence Guardian crews will inspect, repair and upgrade your existing fence.
We work with you to minimize or eliminate any trouble areas that you may have.
Fence Guardian replaces the electronics, including supplying a higher voltage and higher joule rating fence energizer, a state-of-the-art voltage sensor and monitoring device (the Fence Hawk), and state-of-the-art central station reporting equipment. We use your existing phone lines, with cellular backup available if desired.
We remove and pack the old electronics for you, ready for pickup.
Fence Guardian will do all the above in a three- or five-year contract that will be no more than 75% of your current monthly fee, and can be as low as 50% of your current monthly charge.
You will actually own the fence; unlike companies that pretend to lease you the fence, but actually just rents it to you, ours is a true, you-own-it lease.
At the end of the initial contract period, your maintenance and monitoring fee will drop to $100 per month.