This proprietary clamp is very rugged. It will last much longer than other clamps, which drives down the lifetime cost. For example, the wires used in the figure eight and Chinese finger are easily frayed, broken, or misshapen which makes them difficult to use. Plate clamps or c-clamps can be run over and crushed to completely pinch the tube. The WedgeGrip is a solid unit that won't bend or unravel. And if tampering is a concern, you can add up to two additional nails or screws to the base and a tie strap to secure the wedge to the base.