Above is a video demonstrating how tire spikes work in a real-world scenario. In this instance, the surface-mounted tire spikes were mounted outside of a residential household. It is impossible to say what was going through the mind of the driver of the car, but it is clear that as the vehicle rolled over the device, the tires were punctured, and spikes were still fully intact. Hypothetically, if this car was intending on robbing this house, it would have been very easy for police to catch the thieves once the cars tires had been deflated. For this reason, many business owners decide to install traffic spikes in the parking lots of their businesses making the premises more secure and less likely to be a potential target for thieves.