How Spikes Came to Be

Originally derived from an ancient tool known as the caltrop, traffic spikes have evolved from battlefield implements to indispensable security devices. Caltrops, small yet formidable weapons made of sharp spikes, were strategically hidden to impede the progress of war troops and cavalry during ancient times, dating back to 331 BC by the Romans and similarly used by the Japanese who crafted makibishi from water chestnut pods.

As travel transitioned from horseback to rubber-tired vehicles, the design of these spikes was minimally modified to adapt to the new challenges of modern transportation. This slight transformation gave birth to what we now recognize as traffic spikes, extensively used in law enforcement and military operations to control vehicular access. In recent decades, traffic spikes have found a broader application, effectively restricting vehicle access to secure areas, thus enhancing safety and security across various settings.

Our traffic spikes, rooted in a rich history of strategic defense, continue to serve as critical assets in managing vehicle flow into restricted zones. Whether you’re aiming to bolster security at a military base, control access in commercial premises, or ensure safety in residential areas, our traffic spikes offer a proven solution. Dive into the fascinating evolution of traffic spikes from ancient warfare tools to modern security devices, and discover how they can be integrated into your security strategy today.