Fence Spikes and security toppings

Any security fence spikes and toppings available through Jacksons are specifically designed for use with our specialist security fencing and gates and or in and around the perimeter to further enhance the levels of security against intrusion, damage, acts of vandalism or terrorism.

We have a wide range of security toppings including barbed wire, spikes and rotary systems for fences, walls and drainpipes, each designed to deter and prevent intruder entry to your premises.

It should be remembered that the installation of security fence spikes may require planning permission or building regulations approval, please consult your relevant local authority department.

Fence spikes law

The law states that if you’ve warned people that the hazard exists, and that they can see it without obstruction. Then anti climb spikes on top of the wall are allowed, so long as you’ve added clear and obvious notice citing: & Caution: danger of injury from fence spikes’. Using this method the proprietor is not attempting to injury anyone merely just to stop them from climbing the wall, so fence spikes and a sign combined are a more effective deterrent than fence spikes alone.

What height can you install spikes on a security fence?

There is not a hard and fast rule, but normally 2m is what is accepted but it must be where the general public cannot accidentally come into to contact with the spikes.

Browse our range of security fence spikes below or alternatively see our anti climb fencing products.

Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems


In addition to visual deterrents we also recommend the use of PIDS. PIDS are a discreet detection measure that can be mounted onto almost any type of fencing, particularly welded mesh panels, to alert you to the presence of intruders attempting to cut or climb the perimeter fence.

Warning signs

Ensure you install a warning sign alongside your fence spikes and security toppings. Signs alert visitors and intruders that there are anti climb measures in place, avoiding potential injuries and damaging lawsuits. A warning sign will also act as a deterrent in its own right, discouraging a potential intruder from gaining access to your property.

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