Frequently Asked Questions
- Who and why were armoring standards developed?
Numerous international organizations have developed armoring standards – – defeat levels and testing procedures. In the USA for instance, the standards were developed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a procurement arm of the US government. In Europe the European Union developed their standard, called CEN, which is the B-Level standard. Other countries too have developed their own standards. International Armoring Corporation® generally adheres to the European Union’s standard because it is more specific to the requirements of armored passenger vehicles.
- Who is International Armoring Corporation?
International Armoring Corporation® (IAC) is a premier vehicle armoring company that armors all makes and models of cars and trucks while helping maintain the vehicle’s original appearance and performance. By using proprietary armoring designs and installation techniques as well as the latest lightweight armoring materials, International Armoring Corporation® provides the most technologically advanced protected vehicles available. These vehicles have been delivered to heads of state, corporate executives, celebrities, religious leaders, and civilian contractors all over the world. You are always welcome to visit us to see the quality and finish for yourself.
- How is International Armoring Corporation different than steel?
International Armoring Corporation® (IAC) is the ultimate in lightweight ballistic armoring material. IAC® is the lightest opaque armor in the industry; it reduces the added weight on a vehicle by up to 60%, making it the lightest weight armoring system in the industry. IAC® also helps your vehicle maintain its original appearance and performance. The technology developed by International Armoring® is ten times stronger than ballistic steel, pound for pound.
- Can International Armoring Corporation supply the base vehicle to be armored?
Yes, International Armoring Corporation® can supply all makes and models of the vehicles to be armored. Generally, due to the high volume of vehicles be purchased by International Armoring Corporation®, we can get the client much better pricing than available to the general public.
- How can I determine what level of armoring do I need?
Armor levels are determined by each individual’s perceived threat and location of the vehicles use. One “size” (i.e. Level or Package) does not fit all security threats. Call an International Armoring Corporation® professional to help you determine the best armoring level and package.
- How much weight does the armor add to my vehicle?
Depending on the level of protection and the type of armor installed on the vehicle it can range anywhere from 300lbs (European Level B4) to under 1200lb (European Level B6). International Armoring Corporation® uses the lightest and strongest armor in the industry, to help your vehicle maintain its original appearance and performance.
- What parts of a vehicle get armored?
The purpose of armoring a car is to protect the passengers, not necessarily the entire vehicle itself. Towards that end, International Armoring Corporation® provides different security packages that can help negate any threat an individual may face. International Armoring Corporation provides several packages ranging from all glass and door panels to just a basic windshield thus providing maximum protection coverage depending on our client’s needs.
- How long will it take to armor my vehicle?
Individuals can bring their vehicles into one of our facilities or we can purchase your vehicle for you. The armoring process depending on the package selected can take anywhere from 30 – 45 working days on a majority of vehicle models. International Armoring Corporation® is able to accomplish this due to the volume of vehicles being armored and by keeping in stock armor components for most of the popular luxury vehicles.
- How far will run flat tires carry me if they are shot out?
Run-flat tires will carry you, safely, for 80 kilometers at 100 kilometers an hour – depending on road conditions. This is generally much more adequate than is required to escape or leave a dangerous situation to a “safe zone”. You can read more about run-flat armored tires throughout the website.
- Can any vehicle be armored?
Yes. Some vehicles, however, are more conducive to be armored than others. Again, call the experts at International Armoring Corporation® to discuss your specific needs.
- What do the levels of protection indicate?
International Armoring Corporation® adheres to the European armoring standards (referred from Standards EN 1063).