MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Privacy and protection are the top reasons police say people use fences. With copper thieves targeting many homes and businesses, fencing suppliers said a cage for your air conditioning unit may not be a bad idea.
Steve Trawick is manager at Hagan Fencing company. He said within the past two years, sales of A/C fences have grown in popularity. That's mainly because residents don't want to risk not having one.
"Anytime you have something a thief would have to go though extra measures to get the copper, to break the unit down, bring extra tools, they are going to go on to the next house," said Trawick.
Trawick said a do-it-yourself purchase will run about $200. He admits that for some people that is a steep price, but the security of knowing belongings are secured makes the purchase worthwhile.
Some commercial businesses are choosing a panel made of welded wire to protect several A/C units in one area.
"Whether its an air conditioner enclosure or a fence around your property, people are going through extra measures to protect themselves," he added.
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