TowerGuard

TowerGuard

How it Works
Tower Guard deters Gulls, Cormorants, Vultures, Osprey, Hawks and Owls and other large birds. It creates both a visual and physical barrier for railings and flat surfaces. Birds are looking for a low "cost of energy" perch that is easy and safe. As they view the Guard, they see that it takes away the perch and it is too small and unstable to land on. 

Removable
By pulling a simple pin, the posts can be easily removed from the bases. This allows for maintenance on antennas and railing where access is important. 

Material
Made from the same plastic that the telecom industry uses for its outdoor boxes. It's well documented to withstand UV degradation for many years. 

Non-Metal Options
For sensitive applications (radar and radio sites), the Tower Guard system can be installed without metal parts. Use the polyester cord (not the metal Birdwire), and replace the Post Locking Pin with a short length of polyester cord, knotted as shown on the opposite page.

TowerGuard Mounting Options

TowerGuard V Base Secured on a Railing

The V Base can fit on a round or square railing. These can be attached with plastic cable ties, metal hose clamps or with nails/screws on a wood structure.

TowerGuard Round/Flat Base

The Round/Flat Base can be placed on beams with magnets, metal parapets with a washer and adhesive, and on wood with nails or screws.

  1. $23.00 - $141.10
    Wire & Cord

    Seven-stranded, stainless steel wire, coated with U.V.-stabilized clear nylon. Diameter is .7mm with a breaking strength of 100 lbs.

    The stainless wire offers lower visibility for sensitive areas, whereas the polyester cord is more of a visual irritant to the birds. Both options create the barrier to deter large bird species. Leaving a little slack in the line adds another imbalance for those that try to perch. Use the cord if a non-metallic installation (for communication towers and radar installations) is required. 500 ft.

  2. $130.65 - $145.30
    Tower-Guard Posts
    The post are 14in. tall and are 1/2 in. in diameter. They are designed to accommodate different heights of cord or wire. We recommend using one of the top and bottom holes to create those levels. Both the cord and wire are easily pulled through the holes. High winds and temperatures do not affect the posts. The post tip adds an extra repellent featue, but if safety is a concern, the Safety Posts, featuring a yellow cap, should be used.
  3. $51.25
    Round Base
    The round base (5 in. tall without post) is for flat surfaces. Mount the bases 5 ft. apart. Stagger them every 2-1/2 ft. if installing multiple rows. Rows should be not more than 5 in. apart.
  4. $1.00 - $83.60
    Fasteners for Round Base
    Exceptionally strong but flexible, adhesive. It handles dramatic temperature changes without cracking and adheres Bird Barrier products to most surfaces. For best results the mounting surface must be dry, completely clean and prepped. Full cure is in 24 hours at normal temperatures, but under some circumstances it can be usable in as little as four hours.
  5. $46.00
    V-Base
    The V-base (5 in. tall without post) is for tubes. Mount the bases 5 ft. apart. Stagger them every 2-1/2 ft. if installing multiple rows. Rows should be not more than 5 in. apart.
  6. $3.15 - $470.25
    Fasteners for V-Base

    V-bases can be attached with the UV-protected cable ties or the stainless hose clamp. Use a cable tie tool when installing the ties for a strong, consistent install (it tightens and cuts the excess length). Cold weather condition zip ties are also available).

  7. $5.25 - $47.05
    Post Locks

    Tower Guard bases come standard with a metal safety pin to lock the post into the base. For non-metalic installations, substitute the polyester cord, with two knots. This is a fast and easy application. UV stable zip ties can also be used for a non-metalic installation.

  8. $18.85 - $26.15
    Crimps & Crimping Tool

    Specially designed indent crimping tool for attaching crimps to the Birdwire. This tool also has wire snips.