November 11, 2014

Security and Protection Levels

Since 1993 International Armoring Corporation (IAC) has been trying to make the world safer with a variety of ballistic protection products. We believe that trust and security creates a better world for all of us. We all would love to live in a world where there was no violence, kidnappings, or need to worry about protecting our families but the reality is these events happen to individuals everywhere (even in safe places). Many of you might know a family member, cousin, or friend who was victim to one of these horrible acts. What we strive for everyday at International Armoring is provide the highest security and protection levels we can helping our clients achieve peace of mind in the event of something happening. We have saved hundreds of lives since 1993 with our products and continually improve the technology & designs every year to make our armored stronger and lighter for improved overall protection and performance.

All armoring is NOT created equal. Very few people understand the intricacies of purchasing a bullet resistant vehicle, especially top end models. We have seen numerous clients unhappy after purchasing from companies who offer cheap armoring solutions and achieve this through primarily welding in ballistic steel, making the vehicles incredibly heavy and unstable quickly depreciating the life cycle of the vehicle.

There are a number of protection levels that we offer from the European standards (see below) B4, B5, B6+, and B7 to the vest market level III (handgun) to level (high powered rifle) that are common in various parts of the world. We create solutions and protection for the vehicle not the car to fit the armor added. Our clients appreciate this because we can build armored cars that better blend into their surroundings and fly under that radar. Most of our clients want something that isn’t going to get much attention but be an insurance package in the event of an attempted kidnapping or attack.

In the event of an attack/threat we recommend doing these things:

  • Remain calm and get out of the area as quickly as possible
  • Call for help or assistance if you are stranded
  • If the event occurs near you, check for injuries and get help for seriously injured people around you.
  • Call local authorities and/or security officials and warn them of the dangers in the area
  • Make sure trusted individuals around you have emergency contact information in-case something happens to you
  • Call your family contact—do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency

All products at International Armoring Corporation are certified by H.P. White Laboratories after they have been placed in the vehicle and before. We do this because we have found that certain installation methods have proven ineffective. For example many companies will certify their ballistic steel before putting it in the vehicle but because the steel is heat treated to increase its ballistic properties (aka bullet-resistant) what happens when it is welded into the vehicle it loses its ballistic integrity. Internally this is called “certified-to-fail” because the product itself is not being used what it is designed for which is providing protection. In our tests that have been certified we see that once ballistic steel has been welded seemly together bullets will just zip right through (see photo).

Since 1993 we have been using only the highest standards in our designs and products internationally. We create critical minutes in the event of an attack to give individuals time to react and get out of the situation unharmed.

We believe in letting the client know exactly what they are receiving as far as protection goes has been critical to the succces of our company in helping us build more trust worldwide. If a client has a question or a specific request we try and work as quickly as possible to help meet their needs so they can feel not only more protection from us but trust that our product that we are delivering can withstand the various threats they may encounter.

We value our client feedback and are constantly trying to make the best armored cars on the market. If you have general suggestions, questions, or comments please feel free to email us or call us at +801-393-1075.