So how do the morally-confused members of society manage to cross electric fences night after night? Well, it’s quite easy actually. There are a couple of ways that they do it.
- They short circuit the fence, and in doing so they blow a fuse in the energizer, leaving the fence absolutely useless. This can be done by attaching the fence to a metal stake by using a copper wire. Most home and business owners will rather call maintenance experts than replace the fuse themselves, giving criminals time to secure their entry.
- Other ways of causing a short circuit is to place a heavy object on the fence. They will continually short-circuit the fence until the owner turns off the fence suspecting a fault. This is when the criminals can bypass the system.
- Criminals simply break the electric fence as a method of gaining entry. This is done when there is a clear open entrance into the house or business, and although an alarm may signal a robbery, it will prove useless if the criminals are already inside the house. They can break the fence by destroying stands or by cutting the wires.
- Criminals can also crawl under an electric fence by simply propping up the wires with sticks for those fences that extend to the ground. Where there is a fence mounted onto a wall, criminals have been known to knock out bricks and mortar below the fence, creating a space through which they can crawl.
- It is believed that robbers can bypass an electric fence without being electrocuted by simply placing a rubber blanket over the wire. This will not eliminate the shock, but it can make it weak enough for the criminal to gain entrance easily. If the criminal doesn’t mind a mild shock, then they’ll quite simply use rubber gloves and rubber soled shoes to climb over an electric fence. Both methods, however, will set off the energizer alarm.