Armored vehicles are designed with the aim to provide safety to the passengers from all kinds of attacks. Earlier these types of vehicles were only used by military and law enforcement agencies, but today non-commercial people are also using armored vehicles for their safety purposes.
Mostly the material of these automobiles are selected according to the demanded security level, but basic elements include sealed passenger compartment, ballistic reinforcement all around the body, exclusion of risk-areas caused by offset windows, noise reduction due to overlapping ballistic technology, unhindered entry and exit and practically unnoticeable armoring to allow the discreet presence.
The best thing about these armored cars is that they are designed in such a way that it looks just like a regular car. In order to stay protected from any kind of attack, it is vital to make full use of armored vehicles. These cars provide pure safety to the passengers and make them reach a safe location without any sort of harm.
Below are points specifying how armored cars are made:
1) Refurbishing the vehicle: After the client informs his protection requirements and the level of safety he needs, then the vehicle’s interior is changed depending on the demand of the client. The car is refurbished and necessary changes are made for armoring the car.
With the development of deadly weapons, the demand for armored car has tremendously increased. The vehicles are refitted with armors for the sake of the safety of passengers.
2) Ballistic reinforcements: Several materials and fibres are used for the purpose of armoring the vehicles and to safeguard the body of the car from bullets and blasts. One of the common materials used is armormax, it is comparatively lightweight and is way more stronger than the ballistic steel.
Also, the windows of these armored cars are made from glass and polycarbonate substrates that are covered with interlayers. The glass is designed in a way that it absorbs the energy from multiple ballistic threats and displays no visible difference from normal factory windows.
3) Levels of protection: There are various protection levels based on the needs and requirements of the client. The vehicles are armored and weapons are installed according to customer’s desires. Also, the installation of arms depends on the level of protection you demand.
Different types of protection standards are based upon the kinds of weapons that the armor can defend against. The lightest level of resistance is between 380-450 pounds to the weight of the vehicle’s body and the highest level of resistance is between1,650-2,250 pounds to the weight of the vehicle’s body.
4) Welding: Besides from the windows and general exterior, armoring has many other modifications that are extremely important. Even the process of welding is done with the utmost care when armoring a new car.
Using ‘Weld Free’ technology mounts ballistic steel onto vehicles without compromising the ballistic integrity of the vehicle. Therefore, each and every element is installed with extra concentration while constructing an armored car.