How safe is your family?

How safe is your family?

With the increase of violence growing at an extremely rapid pace in today’s world, have you ever thought of the impact it could have on you? Recently a woman was gunned down at a traffic light in Summerville, SC with no apparent action on her part. Either way, her children are now without a mother and her husband is now without a spouse. To what extremes would you go to […]

Hip-Hop Artists Can Turn to Armored Vehicles for Added Protection

Hip-Hop Artists Can Turn to Armored Vehicles for Added Protection

New research finds more than half of all rap and hip-hop musicians who died were murdered. Dianna Theadora Kenny, professor of psychology and music at the University of Sydney, laid out her findings in an article titled “Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy.”  She looked at 13,000 musicians from a variety of genres and how they died. She writes, “Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths […]

Even the Most Popular Cars, like a Toyota Camry, Can be Armored

Even the Most Popular Cars, like a Toyota Camry, Can be Armored

If you look at the best-selling cars from January 2015, you’ll see a theme: foreign-made economy cars and American-made pickup trucks. Autoblog.com lists the top 10 most popular cars with vehicles like the Toyota RAV4, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V and Toyota Corolla on the list. Topping the list was the Ford F-Series, followed by Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500-3500.  While vehicles like the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry might seem […]

Blending in Could Cut Down on Armored Bank Truck Robberies

Blending in Could Cut Down on Armored Bank Truck Robberies

News reports of armored car robberies seem to have increased recently. Just this month, an armored bank truck traveling from Massachusetts to Florida was hijacked near Raleigh, NC, when it pulled over on the interstate because of engine trouble. Robbers made off with 275 pounds of gold bars.  In February, an armored car driver shot a suspect in an attempted robbery outside a Virginia bank. Also in February, a security […]

Even the Coolest of Cars Need Protection

Even the Coolest of Cars Need Protection

Some cars just ooze coolness. In fact, their cool factor is off the charts. Think Dodge muscle cars like the Challenger and Charger along with the Dodge Viper, a Ferrari 458 Berlinetta or the McLaren MP4-12C. Add to that mix rugged off-road vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and you have a fleet of sweet rides.  But what’s even cooler is when one of these vehicles is armored.  Several Dodge vehicles […]

Streit USA Represented at IDEX, a Major Defense Conference

Streit USA Represented at IDEX, a Major Defense Conference

Streit USA Armoring President Eric Carlson traveled to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the 12th International Defense Exhibition and Conferences (IDEX). About 1,200 companies from around the world showed off their products and offerings in the field of defense and security last week during the conference. Governments, businesses and armed forces representatives came together to review the latest in defense technology for land, sea and […]

Features are Fun, but Safety is Better

Features are Fun, but Safety is Better

Car manufacturers are continually adding the latest, greatest gadgets to new vehicles. Many are geared toward improving safety, such as cars that can automatically stay in the appropriate lane, and others are for convenience, such as the foot-operated liftgate.  Look for vehicles in the future outfitted with in-car Wi-Fi, sensors in the steering wheel to measure the driver’s stress levels, laser headlights and parking assist functionality. Then there are those […]

2 Questions to Ask when Choosing an Armored Vehicle Company

2 Questions to Ask when Choosing an Armored Vehicle Company

Whether you’re purchasing a fleet of armored personnel carriers for military use or outfitting a luxury SUV for personal safety, you’re making an investment of money and security. At Streit USA, we take the armoring process very seriously. Our 10-step process has quality controls at every step to ensure our armored vehicle roll off the assembly line ready to take on any threat that comes their way.  As you’re investing in […]

Rolls-Royce Unveils Stealth Phantom Nighthawk Design

Rolls-Royce Unveils Stealth Phantom Nighthawk Design

What if you could combine the sleek features of a stealth aircraft with the protection of ballistics-resistant steel? Sounds like a perfect vehicle if you ask us.  The first of nine Phantom Drophead Coupé Nighthawk Rolls-Royce vehicles arrived in Phoenix just in time for a Super Bowl debut. The cars have a bold design and a low profile inspired by stealth technology in modern aerospace development, according to Rolls-Royce. Designed […]

Armored Vehicle Can Give Pro Football Players Added Security

Armored Vehicle Can Give Pro Football Players Added Security

What’s one thing that gets people fired up and passionate? Sports. But to add to the usual football fervor is what is now being dubbed as “Deflatgate,” the NFL’s investigation into the fact the New England Patriots used footballs that didn’t meet league requirements when they played in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.  Major sporting events are unpredictable. Think about soccer fans getting crushed as they rush […]