Spike Strips: What Are They And Why Should You Use Them?

A spike strip, also known as a tire deflation device or tire shredder, is a tool used to puncture the tires of a vehicle. It typically consists of a strip of metal or plastic with sharp spikes or nails protruding from it. The strip is laid across the road in the path of a vehicle, and when the vehicle drives over it, the spikes puncture the tires, causing them to rapidly lose air and become unusable.

Who Uses Spike Strips?

Spike strips are often used by police to stop suspects who are attempting to flee in a vehicle, as they can effectively disable the vehicle without causing any harm to the occupants. Spike strips may also be used by private security companies and by military forces in certain situations. For example, a private security company may use spike strips to protect a high-security facility or to prevent unauthorized vehicles from entering a restricted area. Individual homeowners may also use spike strips as a security measure to protect their property. In some cases, spike strips may be used in combination with other security measures, such as gates, fences, or cameras, to create a layered security system. It is important to note that the use of spike strips can be dangerous and may cause damage to vehicles and injuries to individuals, so they should only be used with caution and in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Where Can You Get Spike Strips?

Spike strips can be purchased from a variety of sources, including online retailers and specialty law enforcement equipment suppliers. They may also be available at some physical stores that sell security and law enforcement equipment. It is important to note that in some jurisdictions, the possession or use of spike strips may be restricted or regulated by law. Therefore, it is important to check local laws and regulations before purchasing or using a spike strip.

Roadshark International is a distributor for Magnumspike portable spike strips for Military and Police use.

How Much Do Spike Strips Cost?

The cost of a spike strip can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and materials used, the brand and model, and the supplier. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars for a spike strip. For example, a basic model made of plastic and designed for use by individuals or small businesses may cost a couple hundred dollars, while a larger, more durable model made of metal and intended for use by law enforcement agencies may be more. It is worth noting that the cost of a spike strip may also include additional expenses, such as shipping and handling fees, taxes, and any required permits or licenses.

In addition to being a distributor of Magnumspike portable spike strips, Roadshark International also offers a number of different traffic control solutions for police, military and security uses.

LPC One Way Barrier

(LPC38 shown in photo above)

These barriers are easily installed and control the direction of traffic. They are the first line of defense at over 100 military sites and high security facilities

Electric Barriers

(SME2000 system (20ft length) shown in photo above)

Roadshark electric barriers provide enhanced security for parking lots, gated communities, military bases, and more.

Tire Shredder Road Spikes at Military Checkpoint

TigerTeeth Surface Mount Traffic Spikes – TT38 & TT48

(TT48 shown in photo above)

A surface mounted oneway barrier. Low blade height makes it ideal for parking lots, exits and gated communities.

Surface Mount Traffic Spikes – SM38 & SM48 – Blade Height 4.25″

(SM48 shown in photo above)

A surface mounted oneway barrier with a base height of 2.0″inches, equal to a common speed bump.

Available from Distributors and Contractors in the
USA, Canada and throughout the world.

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