I was contacted a couple weeks ago by a representative for The Armored Group, LLC, asking if we’d like a guest post on something a bit different – armored vehicles. The Armor Group specializes in selling new and used armored vehicles: everything from strengthened limos and sedans all the way up to ex-SWAT vehicles, money transit vehicles, and bulletproof trucks. I jumped at the opportunity to have something different and cool on the blog; how often do you see a Brinks truck with the heavily armored sides with gun ports, bulletproof glass, and run-flat tires and go, “Damn. That could be useful someday…”? While it may be one of the more extravagant things a prepper could pick up for him/herself and family, it undoubtedly could be a godsend in times of panic when you need to get your family and precious cargo to a safer spot. Maybe you own a business that would be profitable after a cataclysmic event and you’d like to keep things rolling – this may be a viable option.
The Armored Group is a world-wide company, with sales branches in several countries in Africa, Canada, and the US, along with manufacturing hubs in Brazil, the middle east, Canada, China, and several US states. Their website shows many of the options and vehicles they offer (no prices are listed; youhave to contact them if you’re interested.). They have some seriously cool vehicles in their inventory; check ’em out then check out the post. Maybe it’ll get your wheels turning…..
Have a safe day!
Used Armored Vehicle (Armored Group) Guest Post:
What Are the Benefits of International Cargo Transport?
If you had to name the top types of overseas cargo, what comes to mind? Answers could include money, pharmaceutical drugs, jewelry, art, construction materials, food, drink, weapons, ammo, pieces of history, or perhaps even foreign aid. There is a common ground for any of the above answers. Do you know what it is? All of these are in high demand and are even more susceptible to theft. Whether you are a business owner or a product consumer, you may have seldom thought about where the products are arriving or departing from. Other thoughts to consider are whether the type of transport used could be at risk of interception and if the safety of the products could be compromised. The most common types of international cargo transportation are by ground, water or air.
What benefits can each of these methods provide?
Before answering this question, it is important to understand how your cargo’s transportation may need to take into consideration the outside environmental elements it may encounter. If it is art, medical supplies or perishable items, air conditioning will need to be put in place. If it is jewelry or artillery, extra secure storage will serve as a strong deterrent. Planes are great for their speed and the ability to transport large amounts of products all at once. While airports and planes have extensive security measures to board and remove cargo that are carefully monitored, even the tightest of procedures can still fail. Flight paths and schedules are published, so this information can easily put any given plane at risk of hijacking or interception. Planes also characteristically take the same flight path to avoid any flight collisions with other aviary transportation.
Freight ships can transport larger scale items such as vehicles or heavy-duty ammunition. However, they do not move as quickly as planes. Ships, while well constructed, can also fall victim to attack. Let us not forget how Titanic taught us how even the most sturdy construction can still sink, taking its prized cargo with it. Can you imagine how destructive water can be on your inventory?
Nowadays, millions of people take advantage of modern vehicle technology that was merely a pipe dream 130 years ago before the first patented motorized vehicle hit the market! The most effective vehicles that remain safe from the worst artillery fire or improvised explosive devices (IED) are armored types. Armored vehicle companies offer a vast array of features to protect the vehicle’s inhabitants and its cargo.
What type of cargo protection can armored vehicles offer?
Run flat tires – These types of tires will continue to allow the vehicle to move even when the opposition shoots out your tires. Depending on the tire manufacturer, these tires can either be self-supporting, self-sealing or auxiliary-supported for your cargo transportation needs. Hidden, locked compartments – Providing extra storage options in the most undetectable areas provides security for fine jewelry or smaller pieces. Some of these storage compartments can even be secured with a safe!
Multiple exterior locks – If you have ever seen a cash-in-transit vehicle, you will notice that there are several exterior doors and locks before you are able to get to the innermost safe where the money is stored. Double door protection is also another measure to protect the individuals within the vehicle.
Bullet resistant glass – Ammo can be highly destructive to glass and, once normal glass shatters, it travels everywhere and leaves an open opportunity for bullet fire to strike the vehicle’s occupants. Bullet resistant glass, however, thankfully provides a stopping point for bullet spray.
Other security features may be offered depending on the armored cargo transport manufacturer, but the above features are among the most common. Regardless, if your business is heavily reliant on import or export trade, you need to be educated about the industry and establish strong relationships with your transportation providers. Armored protection planes, ships and ground vehicles will provide a safe journey to your cargo, so seek out an industry professional today!
The Armored Group, LLC specializes in manufacturing vehicles with armored transport designs. While military or tactical vehicles are among our most popular offerings, we also possess a wide variety of customizable vehicles to deliver your valuable items to their destinations. Please contact us today for individualized vehicle model protection.