Should You Attend the 2018 KELTEK Roadshow?

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jul 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Depending On Your Goals—The Answer Is Probably Yes!

In less than 90 Days, the annual pilgrimage to the Iowa Speedway begins for what has become an annual gathering for everything public safety. The KELTEK Roadshow will kick off on Thursday, September 27th for Iowa's public safety professionals and the event is full of amazing speakers, killer content and almost everything a public safety officer or first responder could want from an event.

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting, Computers, Technology, Products, Video

Secrets of the Vehicle Upfitting Industry: Power Management

Posted by Drake Dawson on Mar 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ask any of the guys in our shop and they’ll tell you one of the most common calls we get is, “Our battery keeps dying.”

There's a great scene in the movie Ironman where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) realizes that his power center has been rendered useless and he asks his assistant for help. She comes to his aid and asks, “Is that the thing keeping you alive?” Ironman’s response is, “It was, but it’s now an antique…”

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Products

Protect Your Officers with Multi-Tasking Transport Partitions

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Feb 12, 2018 11:57:23 AM


Police work can be dangerous and unpredictable. Responding to active shooter calls can put patrol officers at risk, and delays can result in injury, casualties, or chaos. Many departments practice Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD), a police tactic where first responders actively confront a developing high-risk crisis, as opposed to first responders assembling a cordon around the crisis zone and waiting for special response units like SWAT.

Having a rapid-deployment ballistic panel easily accessible and at the ready for your officers in every vehicle at all times adds an extra layer of readiness and protection to your force.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Technology, Products

SMART Goals to Help You Plan Your Upfit—Part 2

Posted by Kelly Milligan on Feb 5, 2018 9:15:32 AM


In our last blog post, Jesse talked about the S.M.A.R.T. method of success: a way to set concrete goals with measurable objectives. If you’re planning an upfit project for your fleet, this strategy can help you get the most for your money and best meet the needs of your organization. We already discussed how planning a vehicle upfitting project for your fleet starts with setting goals that are specific and measurable. Today, I'll cover how to also make your goals attainable, relevant, and time-bound.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

SMART Goals to Help You Plan Your Upfit—Part 1

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jan 29, 2018 10:37:07 AM


The beginning of a new year is a great time to set goals and plan out your yearly budget. If vehicle upfitting is on your to-do list this year, use the S.M.A.R.T. philosophy to help you set and meet your goals on time and within budget.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

Upfit Your Fleet with Innovative Storage and Cargo Solutions

Posted by Rocky Barber on Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

One of the best, most exciting parts of starting a vehicle upfitting project for your fleet is the opportunity to customize your vehicles to meet the exact needs of your department. As one component of your upfit, consider how you can upgrade the storage and accessibility capabilities of each vehicle. Adding in cargo solutions that are convenient, customizable, and completely secure can help improve your team’s performance and overall effectiveness.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

4 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing an Upfitter

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jan 15, 2018 9:23:43 AM

If now is the time to upfit your emergency response vehicle equipment or undertake other vehicle upfitting projects on your fleet, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is which vehicle upfitter to choose. Ask yourself these four questions to determine whether a company is right for your department’s needs.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

Things to Look for in a Weapons Mount for Your Command Vehicle

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Dec 27, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Outfitting your command vehicles can be a hassle. It’s a challenge to find a mounting system that works for all the different styles of vehicles in your fleet while providing the features your organization needs. When you’re looking at weapons mount equipment for your emergency response vehicles, think about what your priorities and requirements are. Upfitting your vehicles with weapons mounts that satisfy your needs can help your department be more efficient and more effective—protecting your employees and the public they serve.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Technology

Make Upfitting Your Fleet Faster and Easier

Posted by Jamie Milligan on Dec 21, 2017 6:57:00 PM

It’s vital that the organizations that protect and serve the public have the most up-to-date, safest equipment in their fleets. However, making sure that each and every vehicle is outfitted with the best, most suitable products for your fleet’s needs can be an overwhelming drain on your time and resources. One solution to this issue is pre-designed packages that perfectly coordinate compatible, complementary products to improve your vehicle safety and on-the-job performance.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

Consider Ergonomics When Upfitting Vehicles for Drivers in Your Fleet

Posted by Kelly Milligan on Dec 19, 2017 11:48:00 AM

You know driving can be dangerous, and you take precautions to ensure that your fleet of vehicles is upfitted for collision safety. What you may not realize is that beyond the risk of traffic accidents, professionals who drive on the job are at higher risk for other injuries and degenerative conditions. You can help keep your workforce healthy and productive by using ergonomics in your vehicle upfitting.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

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