FAQ

Click below for responses to frequently asked questions.
  

Can this connect to my armed response?

Yes this is compatible with your armed response and we highly recommend you connecting the 2 systems. It’s a once off connection and fee and there will be no additional monthly charges from your armed response company. .

Do I require a compliance certificate?

Yes all new installations will require a certificate of compliance for the new electric fence installation. If you decide to sell your house you will also require a compliance certificate for the electric fence on transfer of the property..

Will my monthly electricity account increase?

No, an energizer uses very little power - about the same as your alarm system draws. All you are doing is charging a 12V battery, the energizer manages the system.

Will it hurt my children?

No, the pulse is intermittent. Should a child or adult touch the fence the immediate reaction is to pull away after initial shock.

Will it hurt my cat or dog?

Cats can smell the magnetic field and would not normally approach the electric fence. Dogs will not normally touch a second time but they will not be harmed if they do.

Is an electric fence a good deterrent?

A Voltage electrified fence is an excellent first line of defense, visually and from a fear factor. It is designed to keep unwanted people outside. Should it be cut or tampered with the alarm will sound.

Is it necessary to connect the electrified fence to the alarm monitoring company?

These days we definitely recommend connecting the 2 systems.

Do branches and foliage have an effect on the fence?

If the fence is installed correctly with no shortcuts of material, this should be your only maintenance that the fence will require. We strongly recommend keeping the trees cut back preventing unnecessary alarm trips and damage to your energizer.

What sort of voltage is in the fence?

The maximum voltage allowed by law is 10,000 volts and the average setting is between 7,000 and 11,000 volts to allow for fluctuations. Its not the voltage of the energizer that determines the shocking power of the fence. The shocking power is measured in Joules, 2 being an entry level energizer and designed for smaller properties and 8 being the maximum strength allowed in a residential area. These are typically complex energizers but are becoming more and more popular with residential houses.

Can criminals place something like a blanket or rubber mat on the electric fence to climb over it?

They can do this but due to the fence design using springs the wire will be shorted out when touching under pressure and trigger the alarm. Make sure that heavy duty springs are used.

What would happen if the wires were cut?

It is very difficult to cut a high voltage line but not impossible. You would also have to deal with a nasty shock and immediately the alarm will trigger.

What happens during a power failure?

A good battery has a 6-8 hour charge providing your fence with Voltage for that period till full power is restored. It is very important to replace your back up battery every 2 years be it your gate motor, electric fence or alarm battery.

Do I only switch the fence on at night?

Your Voltage electric fence has been designed to be left on 24/7 providing you with permanent security. The only time you would switch your fence off will be when you want to cut back trees or foliage.