Technology breakthroughs in protective armor for vehicles is driving down the otherwise expensive proposition of outfitting police cruisers for a higher degree of protection against street attacks. The latest in ballistic glass called “transparent armor” weighs less and can stop more bullets from penetrating when installed on a police cruiser. The NYPD has a estimated fleet count of 8,200 police cruisers. At an approximate cost of $12-18K per vehicle for a 360 degree armored protection, the cost would range between $98M to $147M for the entire fleet of police cruisers.

Three ways we can be protecting police cruisers better than we are today with standard issue automotive glass:
1) innovative ONEWAY ballistic glass kit offering 360 degree protection $12-25K/cop car with the RhinoPAK
2) Learn from crime-ridden Brazil using Dupont Armura lamenate kits (only stops common handguns)
3) Custom armor services can go as high as $50K to retrofit a car often reserved for special uses, danger zones and swat vehicles.

NYPD Officers - one way glass for protection

RHINOPAK ARMOR CAR KIT

Broward County Sheriff in Ft. Lauderdale using the RhinoPAK Armor Kit for their police cruiser ford crown victoria fleet.

  • cost is substantially lower that creating a armored vehicle from scratch
  • takes two techs just less than one day to install
  • 360 degree protection to officers inside vehicle including door armor, rear wall armor and ballistic glass windows all around.
  • developed patented ballistic ONEWAY glass technology they’ve developed in the Ft. Lauderdale Florida factory
  • One-way return fire glass is the first ever design that stops bullets from coming penetrating police cruiser and allowing officers to return fire through the glass from the vehicle.
  • adds approx 200 lbs to vehicle weight which increases fuel costs and higher maintenance cost of police cruiser
  • price avg 12K-25K per vehicle.

VIDEO OF BALLISTICS TEST ON ONEWAY RETURN FIRE GLASS

Source: The Armour Group

 

DUPONT WINDOW LAMENATE AND KEVLAR KITS IN BRAZIL COULD MAKE IT TO U.S.

In crime-ridden Brazil, Dupont Armura kits tap into developments in layered lamenant glass and kevlar door armor that can be retrofitted into a wide range of car makes and models. These $12K kits are making it more affordable to protect people inside cars, but are not rated for every firearm, but will stop a bullet from the average handgun used on the streets of Brazil.

The lastest technology in bullet proofing glass is SentryGlas from Dupont combined with a new Kevlar armor. Brazil’s high crime rate and safety demand from the middle class has Dupont creating a lowcost car protection kit with a price tag of $12,000.

It’s working in Brazil and could work in the U.S….
DuPont™ Armura®, this solution uses Kevlar® for all panels and SentryGlas® laminate layers with SpallShield® protection for windows and glass.

Source: DuPont.com

 

CUSTOM ARMOR SERVICES OFTEN USED BY HIGH WEALTH INDIVIDUALS

Our thanks to our friends at Madison Avenue Armor who brought us a B6-rated 42mm piece of bullet-proof glass from their leading armoring company – New York’s premiere provider of bulletproof cars and armored vehicles for sale and rent.

212-674-0068 info@madisonavenuearmor.com

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