Electric Fence Installation Cost

Electric fence prices range from R 85 per meter for 6 strands to R 350 per meter for 30 strands installed. The cost of installing an Energizer kit ranges from R 3500 to R 7500, depending on the size of the fence. The cost of installing an electric fence, as well as the C.O.C., are included.

The cost of installing an electric fence is determined by a variety of factors. Despite the fact that electric fences are priced per meter, lengthier fences are less expensive with a discount. The level of security to be accomplished may also have an impact on installation costs. Due to their heights and the fact that they are free-standing, electric fences for commercial establishments and farms are normally more expensive. Get a free estimate on a new fence installation or electric fence repair.

Electric fence installed on the top of the wall pricing

A wall top fence is a fence that is mounted to a brick or palisade wall. It is the most frequent type of fence used in household settings. All of the prices per meter, as well as the distance ranges, are listed in the table below.

For 100m and less, a 6 line fence is installed for R85.00 per meter. A meter of less than 200m will cost R 75.00. It will cost R65.00 per meter for 200 meters and more. A wall top fence has fence posts that are fixed to the wall. A table with costs for wall top fences may be seen below. Except for the energizer, the fee includes the supply of all supplies. Due on the selected materials type, prices may vary slightly.

Prices for a wall-mounted electric fence


The prices listed below include delivery and installation but do not include the energizer. The cost of an energizer varies depending on its size.

Number of strandsheight above the walllinear sizeinstallation
cost / m
6 line600mm / 0.6m0m to 100mR85.00
6 line600mm / 0.6m100m to 200mR75.00
6 line600mm / 0.6m200m & moreR 65.00
8 line800mm / 0.8m0m to 100mR 95.00
8 line800mm / 0.8m100m to 200mR 85.00
8 line800mm / 08m200m and moreR 75.00
10 line1000mm / 1m0m to 100mR 105.00
10 line1000mm / 1m100m to 200mR 95.00
10 line1000mm / 1m200m and moreR 85.00
12 line1200mm / 1.2m0 to 100mR 115.00
12 line1200mm / 1.2m100m to 200mR 105,00
12 line1200mm / 1.2m200m and moreR 95.00

Costs of a free-standing electric fence


A freestanding fence is one that is not attached to a wall but rather is supported by poles buried into the ground and serves as both a physical and an electronic barrier. This is most common in farms and games.

Prices for free-standing fences


The prices listed below include delivery and installation but do not include the energizer. The cost of an energizer varies depending on its size.

Number of strands / wiresHeight from the groundlinear sizeinstallation
cost / m
18 lines1800mm / 1.8m0m to 100mR195.00
18 lines1800mm / 1.8m100m to 200mR180.00
18 lines1800mm / 1.8m200m and moreR170.00
24 lines2400mm / 2.4m0m to 100mR245.00
24 lines2400mm / 2.4m100m to 200mR235.00
24 lines2400mm / 2.4m200m and moreR225.00
30 lines3000mm / 3.0m0m to 100mR350.00
30 lines3000mm / 3.0m100m to 200mR330.00
30 lines3000mm / 3.0m200m and moreR320.00

Electric fence pricing and costs are influenced by a number of factors.


Height of the fence

The price is affected by the height of the fence. In general, higher fences are more expensive than shorter ones. This is primarily due to the quantity of wire and the size of the fence brackets.

The fence’s dimensions

The cost of the electric fence will be determined by the linear size of the fence. Longer fences, on the other hand, are less expensive than shorter fences.

Types of materials

The type of materials you prefer can have an impact on the price of your fence. In some cases, customized brackets are required to achieve the best security or to match the architecture. Certain materials are chosen for their durability in some instances.

Issues with the location

Because some installations necessitate specialized knowledge, the cost may rise. When the terrain isn’t level, the fence may need to be stepped, which increases the number of brackets needed.

Types, sizes, applications, and costs of energizers

Energizers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The cost of energizers and their various applications are listed below. Nemtek, Stafix, and Stinger energizer are the most common brands we utilize. The price of an energizer for an electric fence varies depending on the size and, in some cases, the manufacturer. All energizers have applications that the manufacturer recommends. To get the specifications, click the energizer.

Wizord 4i energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 3.7 Joule output energy (single zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home and commercial security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed

Specifications:

Enclosure size285(L) x 212(W) x 120(D)mm
Weight3.1kg excluding battery (7AH)
5.3kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption18VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output3.7 Joule per zone (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage8000V

Wizord 2i energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 2 Joule output energy (single zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed

Specifications:

Enclosure size285(L) x 212(W) x 120(D)mm
Weight3.1kg excluding battery (7AH)
5.3kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption17VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output2.0 Joule (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage7400V

Merlin 4i energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 3.7 Joule output energy (single zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home and commercial security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Powered by 230V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed
  • Gate chime available to alert that the gate has been opened or closed
  • The fence voltage outputs can be adjusted using the keypad
  • The siren and gate outputs can be bypassed using the keypad

Specifications:

Enclosure size285(L) x 212(W) x 120(D)mm
Weight3.1kg excluding battery (7AH)
5.3kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption18VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output3.7 Joule per zone (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage8000V

Merlin stealth M18S energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 4.8 Joule output energy (single zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home, commercial and industrial security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to four keypads
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Two built-in gate alarm inputs to monitor if the gates are open or closed

Specifications:

Enclosure sizeL370 x W232 x D145mm
Weight4.8kg excluding battery (7AH)
7.0kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption27VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time6hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output4.8 Joule (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage8500V

Merlin Stealth 28S M28S-X energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 7.6 Joule output energy (dual zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home and commercial security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to four keypads
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Two built-in gate alarm inputs to monitor if the gates are open or closed

Specifications:

Enclosure sizeL370 x W232 x D145mm
Weight4.8kg excluding battery (7AH)
7.0kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption27VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time6hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output7.6 Joule (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage9300V

Druid 15 LCD energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • 4.6 Joule output energy (single zone)
  • Robust and flexible design for home and commercial security
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Walk test mode for easy fence testing
  • The LCD background colour changes to easily identify the fence condition
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to two keypads

Specifications:

Enclosure size285(L) x 212(W) x 120(D)mm
Weight3.1kg excluding battery (7AH)
5.3kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption18VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output4.6 Joule (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage9000V

Druid 18 LCD energiser price and specifications

Features:

  • 7.6 Joule output energy
  • Ideal choice for long distance series electric fencing systems that require monitoring
  • Robust and flexible design for home, commercial security, industrial and game security and control
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Easy-to-use tag included for controlling the energizer
  • Walk test mode for easy fence testing
  • The LCD background colour changes to easily identify the fence condition
  • Powered by 240V mains and includes built-in battery for back-up power
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to two keypads

Specifications:

Enclosure sizeL370 x W232 x D145mm
Weight4.8kg excluding battery (7AH)
7.0kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption25VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output7.6 Joule (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage9600V

Features:

Druid 25 LCD energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • Two 2.4 Joule independently monitored and controlled zones
  • The robust and flexible design is ideal for residential, commercial, industrial and high-security sites
  • Each zone can be set independently to be on/off or in high/low voltage modes
  • Can be programmed into alarm sensor mode allowing it to be integrated into a separate burglar alarm system
  • Four zones can easily be created by linking two Druid 25LCD energizers together using the Druid four-zone keypad
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to two keypads
  • The relay expansion card can be used to increase the number of information outputs from the energizer
  • Walk test mode for easy fence testing
  • The LCD background colour changes to easily identify the fence condition

Specifications:

Enclosure size400(L) x 270(W) x 125(D)mm
Weight5.7kg excluding battery (7AH)
8.0kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption18VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output2.4 Joule per zone (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage9000V

Druid 28 LCD energizer price and specifications

Features:

  • Two 3.7 Joule independently monitored and controlled zones
  • The robust and flexible design is ideal for residential, commercial, industrial and high-security sites
  • Each zone can be set independently to be on/off or in high/low voltage modes
  • Can be programmed into alarm sensor mode allowing it to be integrated into a separate burglar alarm system
  • Four zones can easily be created by linking two Druid 28LCD energizers together using the Druid four-zone keypad
  • Built-in alarm monitors tampering or faults on the high voltage and earth fence wires
  • Connectable to armed response radio or GSM module
  • Lightning and power surge protection
  • Intelligent power saving to extend battery life
  • Built-in gate alarm input to monitor if the gate is open or closed
  • Optional keypad for controlling and programming the energizer. This allows the user to control the energizer remotely, with up to two keypads
  • The relay expansion card can be used to increase the number of information outputs from the energizer
  • Walk test mode for easy fence testing
  • The LCD background colour changes to easily identify the fence condition

Specifications:

Enclosure size400(L) x 270(W) x 125(D)mm
Weight5.7kg excluding battery (7AH)
8.0kg including battery (7AH)
IP ratingIPx4
Operating temperature-10°C to 50°C
Operating humidity< 80% non-condensing
Electrical supply voltage240V
Typical power consumption18VA (normal operating conditions)
Standby Time24hrs (fully charged battery)
Energy output3.7 Joule per zone (500 Ohms load)
Open circuit voltage9000V

Frequently asked questions

What benefits can a good electric fence provide?

Physically, a good fence must be strong and properly stretched. The fence wires must not be corroded at connections or severed in certain areas. At any location along the fence, a voltage of between 6000V and 9000V must be measured. If a wire is severed or shorted to ground, a properly wired fence must sound an alert. For maximum shock delivery and safety, it must be properly earthed. Unwanted visitors must find it tough to get through the fence. It’s also critical that the fence be connected to your security provider for assistance in the event of an emergency.

Is an electric fence beneficial?

Over time, criminals have devised methods of attempting to get over the electric fence without causing an alert. Electric fences have only been breached by a small number of people in the past. The majority of intruded fences were either broken or turned off at the time of the intrusion. Electric fences do, in fact, help to keep people out of your property. Here’s how it works:

  • When the wires are tampered with, it sends you an alarm signal.
  • If the fence is high enough, criminals will find it difficult to cross.
  • They say security isn’t impenetrable; it only makes it more difficult for individuals to enter, which is exactly what a fence does.
  • A electric fence shock powerful is enough to scare criminals from entering.

What is the mechanism of the electric fence?

The electric fence works by sending a shock through energized wires to deter unwanted entry or keep animals within a set range. The electric fence wires are tethered to the electric fence brackets, which can be freestanding or mounted on the wall. The energiser is attached to the live wire and earth on the electric fence. A series or parallel connection is used to link these wires to the energiser. The energiser is the component that delivers the electric shock to the fence in pulses and also monitors its status. If the electric fence wires are severed or shorted to ground, the electric fence energiser will sound an alarm. The shock generated by an electric fence is not lethal because it is administered in pulses, but it is large enough to prevent intrusion.

What is an energizer for an electric fence?

The electric fence energiser is a gadget that is attached to the fence and releases shock while also monitoring the status of the fence. Depending on the use, electric fence energizers come in a variety of sizes and types. In most countries, the voltage released by energizers is governed by safety regulations. When the fence is faulty or tampered with, the energizer will sound an alarm.

What is the voltage of the electric fence?

In order to comply with public safety requirements, most electric fences are configured to release up to 9000V each pulse. If the electric fence is not properly earthed or the wires are rusty, the voltage may be lower. Although not lethal, the electric fence voltage is high enough to cause a significant shock. Animals caught in an electric fence for an extended period of time may perish.
price of an electric fence

How much does an electric fence set up cost?

Electric fence prices range from R85 per meter for 6 strands to R350 per meter for 30 strands installed. The cost of installing an Energizer kit ranges from R3500 to R7500, depending on the size of the fence. The cost of installing an electric fence, as well as the C.O.C., are included. The cost of installing an electric fence is determined by a variety of factors. Despite the fact that electric fences are priced per meter, lengthier fences are less expensive with a discount. The level of security to be accomplished may also have an impact on installation costs. Because of the heights and the fact that they are free-standing electric fences, commercial and farm electric fences are usually more expensive.

How much does an electric fence set up cost?

Electric fence installation costs range from R 85.00 per meter for 6 lines to R 350.00 for 30 lines. Energizers are an additional cost that range from R3500.00 to R 7500.00 depending on size. The price can also vary depending on the materials used, such as the wire type, size, and bracket type and size. In general, the cost of installing an electric fence per meter decreases as the fence length increases.

What is the cost of an electric fence per meter?

The cost of an electric fence per meter ranges from R 85.00 for 6 strand to R 350.00 for 30 strand. Except for the energizer kit, which is paid between R 3 500.00 and R 7 000.00, most electric fences are charged per meter for all components delivered and installed.

How much does a C.O.C. for a electric fence cost?

The C.O.C. fee ranges from R 750.00 to R 1 500.00 for fencing that is powered by electricity whether it’s a home or commercial fence, . A certificate of compliance is supplied free of charge for all new installations.

How much does an energizer for an electric fence cost?

The cost of an energizer ranges from R 3 500.00 to R 7 000.00, including installation. The price of an electric fence energizer is determined by its size and, in some cases, the manufacturer.

What is the effectiveness of an electric fence?

Only when properly placed is an electric fence effective. Aside from being a physical barrier, an electric fence’s shock is powerful enough to drive people away. If the electric fence is disturbed or triggered, a loud siren informs home owners and neighbors.

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