How to protect the people, pets and possessions that mean most to you

By Danae Ingram

Pets aren’t just pets; they’re cherished members of the family. Whether it’s a small Dachshund or a large English Mastiff, keeping them safe is paramount.

In a similar vein, business owners want to keep their employees and possessions secure at all times. With advances in technology, it’s easy to keep tabs on visitors, employees and inventory with cutting edge surveillance equipment.

Jay Fencing helps residential and commercial customers protect the things that mean the most to them with a variety of options for pet fences, and security features for business owners.

Keeping your furry little friend protected outdoors

No longer are the days when chain-link fences were the only options to keep your dog secure in the backyard. Now, homeowners can install a wood fence enclosure, or upgrade to something with a little more style like an ornamental wrought iron fence, or a durable long-lasting vinyl fence.

“Every style of fence that we have can be suitable for any animal. It’s just a matter of whether you want that privacy or not,” said Sarah Muntean, controller at Jay Fencing.

Different styles of fences can be tailored for every situation, based on the size of the dog and the homeowner’s preference. For those looking to maintain privacy, a “window” or opening can even be installed in the side panel of the fence to give your pet their own five-star outdoor view.

It’s not just about keeping that animal safe and enclosed on your property, but there’s an onus as a pet owner to protect neighbours on the outside of that fence as well. Some breeds, like the “gentle giant” English Mastiff, can weigh over 200 pounds. That’s a lot of pooch to protect.

“We have a tonne of pictures on our website of different projects we’ve done, and all the different styles of fencing, decks, whatever it is you’re looking for,” Muntean said. “First, I would decide: is it just to contain something or keep people out of your property, or do you want the privacy? I would start by asking yourself that question.”

The traditional wooden fence is a mainstay at Jay Fencing, but with the rising costs of lumber, Muntean noted many customers choose vinyl as their preferred material for pet fences these days. On average, the lifespan of a wooden fence might only be 12 years, while a vinyl fence would last 20-plus years.

There’s a wide array of vinyl fence colour options, even woodgrain options that mimic a wooden fence. Two-tone vinyl fencing is another unique option for homeowners to create that one-of-a-kind look.

Guarding your business, inside and out

Depending on the size of your operation, business owners might have anywhere from dozens to hundreds or even thousands of people coming in and out of the building every day. It’s difficult to not only keep track of that personnel, but the vehicles and inventory that comes with them.

That’s why local businesses turn to Jay Fencing for access control panels, security cameras and gate automation installation. If a vehicle or a piece of machinery suddenly goes missing from the property, there’s the ability to check surveillance footage and locate that missing item.

Long gone are the days of a traditional set of keys to enter a building. It’s now performed predominantly through fobs and key card access. It’s not only quicker and easier, but adding and restricting access to buildings can be changed through a simple software program. No more changing the locks when a set of keys goes missing.

Business owners find spending that investment on security infrastructure not only safeguards those assets, but it also deters any would-be thieves or intruders from gaining access to the property.

Whether you’re looking to add a little more security for your pet outdoors, or you’re wanting to beef up security at your place of business, start by browsing Jay Fencing’s website and get a few ideas.

Then contact them for a free consultation and take the next step towards protecting the people, pets and possessions that mean the most to you and your family.

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