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Benefits of a State Contracted Upfitter

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Oct 22, 2019 7:41:48 AM

What is a state contract?

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting, Computers

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

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

New Touch Screen Display for Public Service Vehicles

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Nov 15, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Havis has engineered a new touch screen display designed specifically for public service vehicles. It's easy to fit into a vehicle and saves valuable space in the cabin. The display attaches directly to the dash panel, a new type of mounting that allows you to reach the screen easily in your line of sight. The hinge on the mount allows for a tilting and swiveling motion so you can position the display to the right, left, or upward. By lifting the display, you can easily access the control panel on the bottom. Read on to learn more about this cutting-edge product.

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Topics: Computers, Technology, Products

Mobile Printing Solutions for Public Safety Vehicles: PocketJet

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Nov 9, 2017 7:32:00 PM

This is part two in our Mobile Printing Solutions for Public Safety Vehicles series. It will introduce you to the PocketJet 7 Series of mobile printers. In part one, we introduced Brother Mobile Solutions and discussed various printing products they offer for the public safety industry.

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Topics: Technology, Products

Mobile Printing Solutions for Public Safety Vehicles: Brother Printers

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Nov 1, 2017 6:25:00 PM

Brother Mobile Solutions is an innovator in printer manufacturing for public safety vehicles. Any type of mobile equipment that is installed in an emergency vehicle needs to be able to perform under extreme conditions like rough terrain and harsh weather. Brother products are truly rugged and tough enough to stand up to the task.

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Topics: Technology, Products

Secrets of the Vehicle Upfitting Industry: Scheduling

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Sep 27, 2017 12:36:00 PM


There are many misconceptions about the vehicle upfitting process. In this series, we’re going to reveal several “secrets” of the industry to give you an inside scoop on what you can expect and what to look for when working with an upfitter. Having a bit of insider knowledge will help you find a quality upfitter that truly has your best interests in mind to get you the best possible results.

Today, we’ll focus on the scheduling process. Next week, we’ll dive into other aspects, including pricing and why it's important to consider which particular services your upfitter offers.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

Increase Officer Safety with eCitations by L-Tron

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Jul 12, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Many benefits come from using an electronic ticketing (eCitation) system. Increase safety by spending less time on issuing tickets and more time in the field where officers need to be. Information is easy to read and transmit, making it more valuable in court. Using eCitations instead of handwriting tickets makes the entire process faster and easier.

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Topics: Technology, Products

What Are My Vehicle Upfitting Computer Portability Options?

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Jun 8, 2017 2:25:00 PM

You have many upfitting portability options for all of your computer equipment in your public service or fleet vehicles. All are not created equally, so make certain you choose the best in class for each vital piece of equipment you purchase.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Computers, Products

Why Choose Panasonic’s Toughbook Line of Computers?

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Apr 24, 2017 10:18:02 AM

When you are planning on upfitting your vehicles, you need to make certain that all of the products you choose can hold up to the fierce demands your fleet makes. Police cars and ambulances are first responders and must absolutely have the best, most reliable computer systems available on the market to make certain they can communicate with each other. A loss of communication can actually translate into a loss of lives in many situations.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Computers