When it comes to security fences/electric fences, Spike & Raise is one of the leading security companies when it comes to installing electric fences in & around Cape Town. Spike & Raise has installed hundreds of electric fences throughout Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Electric fencing is considered one of the most effective security measures on the market. An electric fence consists of high-voltage live wires and earth wires with very low amperage. Earthing plays a vital role in electric fencing, and we, therefore, use the highest quality SABS-specified earth spikes that are driven 1.2m into the ground.

If any physical contact is made with an electric fence wire or the wires are cut, an armed alarm will sound within 3 seconds. Your electric fence security system can also be connected to your armed response service provider via your house alarm.

Advantages of an electric fence

  • Electric fences are non-lethal;
  • Electric fencing use very little electricity
  • The energiser has a ±8 hour back up battery in case of a power outage
  • A loud warning siren/alarm will sound when the fence has been tampered with
  • A standard electric fence pushes out between 8000-9000 volts if installed correctly
  • It visually increases the perimeter height
  • Not only is an electric fence a physical barrier due to its high voltage shock, but it is also a psychological one too.

Electric fence wire is made from grade 316 x 1.2 mm stainless wire, which prevents it from rusting. Electric fencing brackets can be custom designed to meet your needs. Electric fence brackets are galvanised to prevent rust and can be powder coated to match the colour of your walls or fence.

Spike & Raise are approved electric fence installers of Staffix and Nemtek products. Both companies are leading suppliers of electric fencing materials in South Africa.

Spike & Raise are COC compliant according to the new occupational health & safety act (Act 85 of 1993.) Our registration number EFSI 00055, was issued by the labour department of South Africa after I, as the owner, successfully completed the necessary courses and exams.

As of the 1st of December 2012, all-electric fencing installers have to be compliant with SANS 10222:3 Act. This new Act requires that once an electric fence has been correctly installed, the client must be issued with a COC Compliance Certificate. This ensures that the electric fence has been installed correctly and is regarded as a “safe” (cannot cause death to a human) fence.

Spike & Raise installs and services various types of electric fence energises, for example, JVA, Druid, Hammer and Wizard. Energisers are available in various outputs depending on the length of your fence. Energisers should be kept out of the reach of children and free from dust and water.

It is advisable to contact us every two to three months to service your fence. Spike & Raise strives to repair your damaged fence within 48 hours to ensure you have peace of mind. Spike & Raise offers our clients a two-year guarantee on all materials used, excluding the battery.

Spike & Raise provides our clients with the highest quality security products and prides ourselves in our experienced and qualified team, who always deliver excellent service and workmanship to our clients and their properties.


What is the voltage of an electric fence?

Your electric fence can vary between 7000 and 10000, with 10000 volts being the maximum voltage allowed in South Africa.

Is an electric fence effective?

Electric fences, which are considered excellent security systems, can deter burglars, vandals and trespassers.

Is an electric fence dangerous?

When an animal or person comes into contact with an electric fence, they will get a sharp electrical shock, which could be anything from a slight buzz to a very unpleasant jolt. The electric fence will deliver a non-lethal jolt, but it may be fatal if touched repeatedly in a short period.



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