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Electric Fencing Near San Mateo, CA

Installing an electric fence around your property provides an effective and affordable way to keep unwanted visitors out while keeping your loved ones and pets safely in.

As experienced electric fencing professionals, our team at Fencing San Mateo has the expertise to customize the perfect electric fence solution for your unique needs.

Unlike old-fashioned fences that can be climbed over or dug under, electric fences use mildly shocking pulses of electricity to deter potential trespassers. The innovative technology is designed to startle – not harm – so it’s safe for people, pets, and wildlife when properly installed.

We utilize state-of-the-art electric fencing equipment from trusted brands like Gallagher and Premier1 that feature weatherproof construction and solar-powered operation for maximum durability and reliability.

With options like wire fencing, polytape, and polyrope fencing available, we can create aesthetic, barely visible boundaries or more obvious barriers depending on your goals.

Our electric fencing installers have the training and know-how to properly gauge your property, identify potential weak spots, and customize a layout focused on optimal security coverage.

We handle the entire installation process – no need to worry about complex wiring or connections. Maintenance is also a breeze, with features like battery or solar power eliminating the need for outdoor electrical outlets.

If your goal is keeping your property private and secure from unwanted visitors, electric fencing offers an affordable, versatile, and effective solution. Contact us today for a customized quote on expert electric fence installation.

Process We Follow for Electric Fencing

Installing a properly working electric fence requires expertise, planning, high-quality materials, and professional installation. Here is an overview of our electric fencing process from start to finish:

Site Evaluation and Planning

  • We’ll visit your property for a thorough site evaluation, taking measurements and assessing the landscape. This allows us to identify ideal placement for fence posts and wires to maximize security.
  • Your desired level of security and visibility will be factored in to create a customized fencing plan. More obvious barriers or nearly invisible options are possible.
  • We’ll also evaluate potential access points, weak spots, power sources, gates and more to build the optimal fencing solution.

Installing Posts and Running Wires

  • Based on the site plan, we’ll install high-quality wood, metal or composite fence posts at ideal intervals to properly support the wires.
  • Insulated electric fence wiring is then professionally run along the posts to create electrically charged boundaries. Proper spacing and offset distances are used between wires.
  • For added visibility, we can also install polytape or polyrope wiring featuring electrified ropes interwoven with stripe barriers.

Electrical Connections and Testing

  • Our electricians wire up the fence to the chosen power source, whether AC outlet, solar panel or battery. Surge protection is added.
  • We confirm that the fence is outputting the proper electrical charge and test for any weak spots that need to be addressed. Adjustments are made as needed.

Finishing Touches

  • Once the electrically-charged boundary is set up, we install any necessary gates, visual signage or enhancements to complete your unique electric fencing system.
  • You’ll receive a walkthrough of the finished fence and guidance for proper operation, maintenance, adjustments and more.

Our electric fencing experts have the training and experience to handle your project efficiently and properly for maximum security and peace of mind. We use the highest-quality components and meticulous installation techniques to create an effective long-lasting electric fence on your property. Contact us today to get started!

Cost of Electric Fencing in San Mateo, CA

The cost of electric fencing can vary based on the size and unique aspects of your property, as well as the level of visibility and security desired. Custom solutions with nearly invisible wire fencing can start around $2,500, while more obvious electric barrier fencing with polytape can cost $4,000 or more for larger perimeter coverage.

Factors that impact the overall investment include:

  • Perimeter length – Longer fences covering more distance cost more.
  • Terrain and accessibility – Challenging landscapes can increase labor time and materials.
  • Post spacing – More frequent post installations raises costs but adds stability.
  • Power source – Solar or battery power is more expensive than AC.
  • Visibility level – Polytape and polyrope fencing is more costly than wire.
  • Gates and accessories – Add-ons like gates, insulators, and signage add to the total project investment.

Our electric fencing installation team provides transparent estimates tailored to your unique project. We’ll recommend the most cost-effective solution to suit your needs and budget. Contact us for a customized quote.

Great Reasons to Choose Us


With over a decade of experience, our team has the expertise to handle any fencing challenge with ease.


We create customized fences designed specifically for your unique property and needs.

Quality Materials

We source only the highest quality fencing materials to construct durable and long-lasting fences.

Professional Installation

Our experienced installers follow industry best practices to build secure, level, and aesthetically pleasing fences.

Customer Satisfaction

We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction and will not rest until you are thrilled with your new fence.


Our competitive pricing and financing options make quality fencing attainable within different budgets.

FAQs About Electric Fencing in San Mateo, CA

How do electric fences work?

Electric fences use mild pulses of electricity transmitted through the wires to startle potential trespassers without causing harm. Sensors detect contact and activate the pulses.

What types of electric fencing are there?

Common options include wire, polytape with stripe barriers, and polyrope fencing. Wire is minimally visible while polytape and polyrope increase visibility.

How effective is electric fencing as a security barrier?

Properly installed and maintained electric fences provide very effective perimeter security and deterrence against potential trespassers.

How strong is the electric shock from a fence?

The shock intensity is mild, just enough to startle, not injure. Voltage and pulses are regulated to safe levels.

Are electric fences safe for children and pets?

When properly installed with warning signs, electric fences are designed to be safe. Some mild discomfort may occur on contact.

Do electric fences require a power source?

Yes, common power options include existing AC outlets, solar panels with battery storage, and standalone rechargeable batteries.

What kind of maintenance is required?

Occasional wire tightening, power source checks, and vegetation trimming around the fence may be needed. Very low maintenance overall.

How long does an electric fence system last?

When properly installed with quality components, electric fencing can last 15-25 years or longer before needing any major repairs or replacement.

What affects the cost of electric fencing installation?

Perimeter length, terrain, materials used, power source, and visibility level impact the overall cost. Get a site-specific quote.

Is a permit needed to install an electric fence?

Permit requirements vary. Our team can advise if a permit is needed and manage the permitting process on your behalf if required.


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Why Local San Mateo Residents Trust Us

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“John S. installed a beautiful cedar fence for my backyard in San Mateo. He did an excellent job and I highly recommend his fencing services.”
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San Mateo, CA

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“We hired this fencing company to build a privacy fence around our pool area. They were very professional and completed the job quickly. We are so pleased with the results.”
Tim Allen

San Mateo, CA

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“I was referred to a local fencing contractor in San Mateo to install a chain link fence for my business. They provided a fair price and quality workmanship. I will use them again.”
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San Mateo, CA

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  • Starting downtown, head north on South B Street then make a left on East 4th Ave followed by a right on South Delaware Street. Turn left on 9th Avenue and arrive shortly on the right.
  • Coming from Highway 101 North, take the CA-92 West exit then turn left on Delaware Street and right on 9th Avenue, arriving soon after on the right side.
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