How safe is your car, truck, van or limo? Do you carry valuables with you when traveling? Valuables not only meaning material items, also family friends and loved ones. If you would like to add a layer of serious protection and are ready to exponentially increase the cost, you may be interested in this product and service.
Manhattan Armor owned by Jeffrey Jankelovits and located on 11th Ave in New York City specializes in making cars bullet resistant. He can add a layer of security to your vehicle that can protect from an attack, unlike a stock vehicle from a dealership.
Notice how I said bullet resistant, not bullet proof. An enhanced protection armored sedan / SUV may do a lot to protect you, although it’s not 100% guaranteed.
I don’t own stock in the company and if you Google armored car you will see several companies who provide this around the country and globe. All I’m saying is, who the hell wouldn’t want this if they had the funds. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I like this product.
They aren’t giving it away and this feature can add a nice chunk to the cost of you vehicle, up to 100% or more of the normal cost. Your gas bill will go up too.
Please note, I am not a security expert. My goal is to alert readers the shop exists because when people visit the New York City automotive district, I assume most aren’t thinking about armored vehicles.
I wasn’t, but I am now.
One factor to think about when considering an armored vehicle is the level of ballistic resistance which will determine the type of fire and attacks your car or SUV may be able to withstand.
Keep in mind when adding a security feature like this, it will add a good amount of weight to your sedan or truck depending on how much protection you add to the vehicle.
Two types of armor are opaque and transparent. Opaque is what goes into the body and transparent is for the windows.
Protection may include floors to protect from explosions, roof, fuel tank, battery, suspension upgrade, tire and gas protection.
These features are not only about protecting you from motion picture style attacks. Transparent armor can protect you if someone tries to smash your window.
In addition to custom work to the car, truck, van or limo of your choice, some armored car dealers carry vehicles in stock for both purchase and rent. That may come in handy if you are traveling or need something right away.
Searching the web I have seen a wide range of car and truck brands with this feature.
Another thing to look out for when shopping for armor, many of the dealer sites have nice charts which show what level of armor, opaque and transparent, can protect against various guns.
Problems at work? Famous? Traveling through not exactly the safest neighborhoods? Haters want to kill you? Take it to the next level and increase your piece of mind.
I live in NYC and I would want it. I can only imagine how effective this may be in states where guns are actually legal. I’ve worked too hard to get ambushed on the road. In the blink of an eye someone smashes your window or sends a hot one through the door and it’s a wrap.
Not as easy with this protection.