Armored vehicles are also used outside of professional armed forces and the military nowadays. These types of vehicles are used by some police forces, used for the transport of prisoners, for the protection of politicians, diplomats, important businessmen and other VIPs and for transporting valuables, usually currency to and from the bank, for a greater protection against robbery.
There are some companies in the UAE that are specialized in creating premium armored vehicles, with a highly experienced team of professionals qualified in the fields of engineering, prototyping and manufacturing this kind of vehicles. The latest methods in vehicle protection are used and a certification is provided for every civilian car or SUV of this type. These companies are expanding fast in the region, as the armored vehicles sector is seeing a consistent growth in the Middle East.
Together with a discrete appearance that helps the client maintain a low profile and with all modern options available in the car industry, armored vehicles come with a few or more of the advanced safety features available nowadays, like ballistic protection, run flat tires, engine protection, a self sealing fuel tank, an attack alarm and a highly advanced communication system, provided by the use of different materials and latest technologies. These features allow the driver to be able to take the car to a safe location in the unwanted case of an attack.
The safety features can usually be customized, for the desired or needed level of protection, depending on the location where the vehicle will be used and the types of threats that are more common in the area. The final choice for armored vehicles is made by the client, but it is recommended to take into consideration the advice of the staff from the companies which sell these cars, due to their experience in the field.
Some of the widely known vehicle brands build these cars using a combination of heavy and resistant materials and lightweight ones. The parts that are usually armored include the doors, the entire body structure, the roof frame, the panel retainers, the floor, the entire roof, the bumpers and the sides. The use of security glass laminate, steel sheath armor for lining the interior, aramid, polyethylene parts, and strong steel joints provide high protection against attacks with blunt objects, handguns, automatic weapons and explosive devices, without affecting the responsiveness and the easy handling of the vehicle, while ensuring a great driving experience.
Armored vehicles seem to be a necessity for important and influential persons, in order to protect themselves and their families. If you are interested in purchasing one of these armored vehicles or you are looking to armor a car that you already own, contact one of the companies specialized in this sector in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, and together with their experts discuss the possibilities and the costs, evaluate the risks you or your family might be exposed to and decide on the level of security you need and on the safety features that you want to add.