New laws say that you need to make sure that your electric fence has been installed by an accredited / certified installation company.
Most insurance companies right now will refuse to pay you out for your insured goods and use the excuse that your electric fence was not put in by a certified company.
In our opinion, this is another way for South African government to make money and for insurance companies to have an excuse not to pay you out. Electrical companies now will have to fork out money for this too probably and also new electrical companies trying to strive might fall away since nobody is going to use them now and yup that means more job losses!
I mean you work hard for your money and still have to pay heavy premiums to insurance companies. Now you come home one day to find out that your house has been robbed empty. You call your insurance company and a few days later you get an email stating that your claim has been rejected due to your electric fence not being compliant.
If you already have an electric fence, make sure it has been sorted out properly and make sure you have an invoice for it and it has been done up to spec by an “accredited” and “licensed” electric fence installer.
If you do not have an electric fence and require one fitted – use a proper company who has the correct certification / accreditation and research it properly.
Otherwise, you could not get a cent back from the insurance companies.
Oh and one more thing – You can get a fine or even get locked up if your electric fence is not up to standards.