• Q1:
    WHAT DO PEOPLE MEAN BY ARMORED VEHICLES?
  • Q2:
    HOW DO I KNOW WHAT PROTECTION LEVEL I NEED?
  • Q3:
    WHAT COUNTRIES ARE RIGHT HAND DRIVE (USE LEFT HAND DRIVE (LHD) VEHICLES?
  • Q4:
    WHAT DO LOW PROFILE DESIGN (LPD) AND HIGH PROFILE DESIGN (HPD) MEAN?
  • Q5:
    HOW MUCH ARMORED WEIGHT IS USUALLY ADDED TO THESE VEHICLES?
  • Q6:
    ARE THE SUSPENSION & BRAKES UPGRADED TO ALLOW FOR THE EXTRA WEIGHT?
  • Q7:
    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A VEHICLE ARMORED?
  • Q8:
    DO I NEED AN EXPORT LICENSE TO SHIP ARMORED VEHICLES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?
  • Q9:
    DO I NEED TO HAVE A SPECIAL LICENSE TO DRIVE AN ARMORED CAR IN THE UNITED STATES?
  • Q10:
    HOW DOES A WARRANTY WORK ON THE VEHICLE ITSELF AND ON THE ARMORING PARTS?
  • Q11:
    HOW DO I PAY FOR A VEHICLE AND DOES ALPINE OFFER FINANCING?
  • Q12:
    IS THERE A TRAINING COURSE THAT I CAN TAKE TO LEARN TO OPERATE AN ARMORED CAR?
  • Q13:
    IF WE ARE A LOCAL POLICE JURISDICTION, HOW DO WE APPLY FOR A GRANT (HOMELAND SECURITY, ETC.)?
ANSWERS
QUESTION 21: HOW DOES A WARRANTY WORK ON THE VEHICLE ITSELF AND ON THE ARMORING PARTS?
A vehicle is called Low Profile when the appearance of the vehicle is either not altered or or insignificantly altered to the point a layman cannot easily tell the difference. All of Alpine's personal protection vehicles for VIP's and personal use are LPD. On the other hand, vehicles for the Police (SWAT), Cash Carrying Trucks (CIT) and Water Canon/Riot Control Trucks are all considered HPD (High Profile Design).