Aric May 9, 2008 12:41 PM

“The Sweet Dreams Security™ razor wire is our most vicious but cute product to date.”

Great laughs!

Anonymous May 9, 2008 12:46 PM

sharp glass as warm fuzzy images be kewl. Same with the BBQ wire fencing.

Pavel May 9, 2008 12:57 PM

I’m waiting for their latest product – cartoon character suits (a-la Mickey Mouse @ Disneyland and simlar) with Level IIIa and pockets for ceramic Level IV plates, with optional MOLLE-attached MP5/M16/M4 magazines. After all, Disneyland is a terror target.

Actually, I think that is just the “I can make a Martini with it”-level dry British humor that we’re missing. Or I could be wrong.

Timmy303 May 9, 2008 12:59 PM

This can’t possibly not be a joke. Butterfly razor wire? Floppy dog ears for CCTVs? No way.

Petréa Mitchell May 9, 2008 1:45 PM

I thought it looked like somebody’s avant-garde art project, and some poking around, especially under “Press” and “Shop”, seems to confirm it.

Greg Limes May 9, 2008 2:07 PM

If you are going to have a CCTV, why not tart it up with ears? If the alarm company insists on mounting their ugly looking box where the public can see it, why not decorate it nicely?

The curtains that “look like” a security shutter stand out as different; I would have expected instead that they start with a security shutter, then make it look pleasing, rather than “faking” it.

Muffin May 9, 2008 3:27 PM

I’m calling satire on this. Reluctantly so, though – I wish it were real. 🙂

Vicki May 9, 2008 5:05 PM

If the chain is selling, I suspect it’s for kinky sex, not for “keep this building/location secure.”

Clive Robinson May 10, 2008 2:01 AM

@ Vicki

“If the chain is selling, I suspect it’s for kinky sex”

How do you define “kinky sex”?

And please don’t say “you know it when you see it” 8)

What’s the words to the old Ray Charles song, “Take these chains from my heart and set me free…”

Crimwell May 10, 2008 5:46 AM

I seem to recall barbed wire in South Africa being made to resemble ivy or some such plant, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was genuine. There might at least be a market for this kind of thing, though maybe a bit less campy…

epimortum May 10, 2008 1:03 PM

Re: The curtian
“… a placebo product designed to keep the burglars at bay, without making you feel imprisoned in your own home.”

As if the government needs any assistance in making them feel like prisoners.

DaveAronson May 12, 2008 7:57 AM

The curtain seems likely to make burglars think “oooh, they must have something REALLY worth protecting in there!” This will make the customers MORE, not LESS, of a target, including for more violent measures such as an armed home-invasion.

Dr. Kushal May 13, 2008 11:24 AM

I am a founder member of a non profit organization in India.

We used to run an online discussion group in Yahoo! But one day we suddenly noticed that spam mails are flloding the group, and even it was shown that several ids including the admin id was sending the spams!!!

We had to abondon the group, considering that it was hacked.

Now I found this blog and I am very interested in learning more about internet security.

Thanks and regards,

Dr. Kushal Banerjee,

DanTowse May 13, 2008 11:31 AM

The railings at least are for real. They get a smile out of me every time I walk past the set in Hoxton Square in London.

Jake May 13, 2008 4:15 PM

I don’t see anything “cute” about what appear, at first glance, to be small animals impaled upon sharp fence-stakes. More disturbing than adorable, really.

John Smith May 14, 2008 3:35 AM

Aside from boggling the mind, I query the efficacy. Razor wire is a visual deterrent to an attacker which states ‘”to get through me is high cost, so think again”. Of course attackers do think again, and find a better route, which is why I prefer a simple painted line beyond which lies instant death. But I digress. 😉

But wtf does this wire say exactly? “Twinkle Twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are? Up above the wall so high….”

Ok now that I have poked it with a critical stick, let me just say that I love it 😀

Brian Greer May 15, 2008 1:42 PM

Beautiful stuff. Is it real? I strongly suspect it is. Is it funny? Yes. It looks like somebody is poking fun at the whole thing with an interesting business concept. If we’re going to be stuck with more and more of this stuff around, you might as well have some fun with it (as others in here have said).

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