The world is a dangerous place and many people are looking for a variety of ways to protect themselves. Important people or individuals carrying valuable goods feel particularly vulnerable when they are on the road. Due to this, many choose to buy or rent reinforced vehicles.
While it is similar to choosing a typical vehicle, there are also several other things that you need to consider when getting an armored car. In addition to functioning as a regular vehicle, it also needs to be able to protect you, your family, or colleagues from a variety of dangerous situations. You simply cannot afford to make a mistake when making such a decision. Here are some features that you need to think about when getting your reinforced vehicle:
When many people think of an armored car, they think of a vehicle that is big and bulky. This, however, is not necessarily true. Depending on your environment and whether or not you want to blend in, your reinforced vehicle can be resemble most other vehicles. This is particularly important if you want to blend in with everyone else. A reinforced vehicle has a considerably thicker and tougher ‘skin’ than normal vehicles. This is to prevent a number of different projectiles from penetrating the surface. The skin that you choose as well as the bullet resistant glass is based on what type of caliber weapon will be most likely to be used.
Just as with the exterior, the interior too can be tailored to resist a variety of attacks. Depending on how much protection you require, you may want to consider getting a vehicle with a strengthened interior. For instance, there are certain vehicles that have specially constructed seats. Rather than using typical fabrics, the seats are constructed from Kevlar.
There are several other components that you also need to consider. First, the wheels need to have special protection as well. These type of wheels are known as run-flat tires. This ensures that the tires continue to function even after they have been deflated. Another important feature is the computer and the mechanics of the vehicle. These, too, need to be fortified so that the vehicle can continue to work during an attack. This means that the radiator, the battery, and the fuel tank need to be specially constructed as well. Finally, the engine and the steering of the vehicle need to be able to accommodate the additional pressures and weight of all of these additions.
It is important to ensure that your reinforced vehicle has most, if not all, of these features. It is only then that you will be able to ease your fears knowing that you are safe.