With the current situation in the world where the crime rates have been increasing across the world, an increasing number of people are trying to protect themselves and their loved ones both at home and outside. While it may be easier to safeguard the house, crime rates out in the open are higher. Carjacking, shootouts and such instances have skyrocketed in the past. While it may not be an easy or a cheap solution, a lot of people are moving towards bullet-proofing their cars so that they are safer when they are outside as well. The same is also used for cash-in-vault trucks used to carry money to and from the banks. Here’s a look into how you can bulletproof your vehicle.
Reaching to the right people
A large number of high-end vehicle manufacturers do offer bulletproof versions of their cars. Apart from these, there are a lot of armored car companies which are primarily into the business of selling armored cars for personal as well as commercial use. You can reach out to these companies in case you wish to buy a new, armored vehicle or if you want to get your car converted to a bulletproof one. While the latter may not always be an option as it does come with some limitations, it is an option that can be checked out.
Converting your car into a bulletproof one
In order to convert your car, the company will need to remove all internal components as well as the current doors, panels and the chassis of the car. This is to replace the same with the bulletproof material. The doors and cavities are filled with bulletproof material and depending upon the level of protection needed; steel plates may be installed in the doors and pillars. The ceiling and floor of the car are covered with ballistic fabrics to provide a high level of protection.
The windows of the bulletproof cars are typically sealed, but a large number of companies are coming with more functional armored windows. The glass used is polycarbonate and leaded glass ‘sandwich’ which help with the protection. Tires used in these cars are made of special polymers which provide support to the outside layer even after being shot.
Because of these additions, not only does the car become heavier, but it also puts a lot of pressure on the engine. Therefore, appropriate modifications are necessary to the engine to make it work the way you want it to.