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An Introduction to Security Fences

COURSE NO: C03-045
An Introduction to Security Fences
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to the design of security fences. It applies to all construction, renovation, and repair projects including temporary construction that includes security fencing and gates. It is not intended to address procedural issues such as threat levels or to provide specific design criteria such as vehicle impact forces.


Security fences and gates are installed and used primarily to define the perimeter of protected areas, such as restricted areas, controlled areas, entry control/access control points, installation perimeters, and to provide a physical and psychological deterrent to entry and preventing unauthorized personnel from entering a protected area.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers, and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to the fundamentals of security fences. Security managers, security personnel, planners, designers, architects, and engineers may use this information when evaluating existing and providing new security fences and gates.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Understanding the three primary functions of physical security systems
  • Understanding the advantages and drawbacks of chain link fencing
  • Learning about selvage types and where to employ them
  • Understanding the important characteristics of welded wire mesh fabric fencing
  • Knowing where and how to employ expanded metal fencing
  • Learning about farm fences
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "An Introduction to Security Fences".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Intro to Security Fences
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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