Concertina Razor or Barbed Wire

Concertina Razor Wire and Barbed Wire are 2 most commonly used security elements all around the world. Although they both serve similar purposes such as boundary protection, animal crossing or trespassing; but they have different features. At Al Miqat Hardware, through this blog, we will discuss about what both these elements are, its uses and application and which is more suitable.

Let’s begin by understanding the frequency of usage of both these elements. By far Barbed Wire is most widely used. Some of the reasons are as below

1.      Barbed Wire is cheaper than Concertina Razor Wire

2.      Barbed Wire is preferred for most application unless high grade security is of importance

3.      For only impressing boundaries, Barbed Wire is practical.

4.      Barbed Wire has low level of deterrence.

Concertina Razor Wire

Concertina Razor Wire is made up of high tensile core wire and a punched steel tape with sharp barbs at close intervals uniformly. The razor tape is cold crimped tightly onto the spring steel core, and finally into rolls for easy transport and deployment. And there are many styles of coils and blades that can be used in different environments. The wire is exceedingly hard to cut utilizing hand devices. While the barbs have a penetrating and grasping activity, reinforced steel makes it difficult to twist.

This product can be produced as single loop or cross loop. There are multiple blade designs that can be manufactured – BTO-18, BTO-22 & CBT-65


Barbed Wire

Barbed wire is fencing wire with pointed barbs at regular intervals along the central wire. It uses a fully automatic barbed wire machine to wrap the barb wire around the main line, which looks like a rope. And barbed wire has three kinds of commonly used twisting methods. Its sharp edge can frighten intruders and thieves, and it is available to combine with other fences for security barriers.

Difference between Concertina Razor Wire & Barbed Wire