5 Types of Physical Security Barriers

Fences, Metal Fences | April 4, 2019

There are many methods to implement a physical security system for a piece of property but not all of these systems are equal in cost and effectiveness.  At Vulcan Metal Works, we believe that the most effective and affordable solution for good physical security lies within the different types of metal fencing. To that end, we offer a variety of excellent types of physical security barriers that can help to improve the safety and security of any property.

5 Types of Physical Security Barriers

When choosing a type of physical barrier for a piece of property, it is useful to know the benefits of each method. Some of the security and safety barriers that Vulcan Metal Works provides include:

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fencing provides one of the most effective and affordable methods of physical security. A chain link fence can run around all borders of a property to protect it from animal and human intrusion and they are compatible with a variety of different gates. With the right aesthetic or functional finish, chain link fencing can look amazing and be extremely weather resistant.

Ornamental Fence

Ornamental fencing products are aesthetically pleasing and offer a high degree of security. There are many sizes, gauges, colours, and styles of ornamental fencing available, meaning that these fences can supply security for a variety of applications.


An effective way to prevent vehicle access to a facility while still allowing for access of foot traffic is through the installation of bollards. Bollards are made from heavy duty steel and are designed to prevent damage from vehicle incursions to a property. They are an incredibly strong form of physical security that can be customized with a variety of different colours and covers.


If security is not as much of a concern as safety, metal handrails are a useful type of physical barrier. Guardrails and handrails provide barriers to separate off unsafe areas as well as support for ramps and stairs.

Barrier Gates

When a piece of property needs to limit vehicle access, a barrier gate is an excellent type of physical security barrier to use. Barrier gates can be unlocked and opened to allow for vehicles to enter a facility or road. When closed, it is easy for foot traffic to get past, so these are ideal for parks, logging roads, and farms.

To learn more about the 4 types of physical security barriers, please contact Vulcan Metal Works or fill out an information form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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