If your business involves danger and you would like to protect your staff when travelling to and from areas considered dangerous, allowing them to travel in an armoured vehicle is a good idea.
Perhaps it is your business to travel to foreign countries to provide relief to those less fortunate. If these destinations consist of corrupt governments or of groups causing unrest among the population, you must see to it that your staff is safe at all times. Nowadays you cannot count on military or special guards to protect you when travelling in such an area simply due to the fact that these protective forces often consist of too few personnel to do their job effectively and sadly, often times the police and special guards themselves are corrupt.
An armoured vehicle could also benefit anyone running a domestic business such as a liquor or jewellery store, small credit companies and anyone who must transport valuable goods and/or large sums of money from one location to another. These vehicles are specially equipped to be bullet resistant and are built with reinforced panels that protect the different components of the vehicle from outside attack. The shocks and springs are normally upgraded and reinforced as are the brakes. Some vehicles can have electric shocking door handles, a smoke screen protection and secure deadbolt locking systems. Many name brand, late model vehicles have been modified to become armour-protected, so wishing to purchase such a vehicle does not mean that you must buy a tank. In short, no one will even be aware of the fact that you are actually driving an armoured car when you purchase a modified vehicle.
Armoured cars are now considered to be essential for all high-profile figures in many parts of the world. Former U.S. President George Bush used an armoured vehicle during his tenure that was thought to be the most advanced ever made. The specially made Cadillac deVille he was driven around in featured thick windows made of glass and a polycarbonate laminate material that could withstand direct arms fire. The passenger cabin consisted of armour plating with overlapping reinforced steel and bullet-proof composites on the roof. The point is, you too can purchase a vehicle that will completely protect you from outside attack. There are several UK-based dealers today that sell this type of vehicle. Often standard on these vehicles are “run-flat” armoured tyres and wheels. If the types happen to disintegrate under attack, the wide steel rims are built so that driving away at high speed is possible.
Most of the armoured vehicles for sale in the UK meet or exceed the European Committee for Standardisation concerning armoured protection. Every vulnerable part of the car or truck is specially protected. For example, the fuel tanks are encased in heavy steel, the batteries are armour-protected, door pillars and suspensions are reinforced as are the floors so that they withstand blasts. The armour plates fitted on these vehicles are stitch-welded to ensure structural integrity. You can expect to receive manuals and written information concerning the reinforcements made to each vehicle at the time of purchase.