Down in the Dumps: The Real Cost of Downtime

Posted by Holly Johnson on Jun 14, 2019 3:44:00 PM

The True Cost of Vehicle Downtime

For many fleet managers calculating the cost of downtime is something they don't sit down and do. The reason for the inaction on this topic is -there's not enough time in the day!  KELTEK thought we could bring some light to the issue in an easy to understand format that prioritizes your fleet's maintenance and service. 

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Planning Ahead for Body Worn Cameras - With A Lower Cost.

Posted by Tyler Richard on Jun 6, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Body worn cameras have been a topic generating a lot of media attention in recent years.  With a number of successful deployments under our belt, we've helped numerous departments plan the training, and implementation of body worn cameras for their officers a little ahead of the curve. KELTEK is always happy to jump in as s trusted advisor partnering with departments, providing their fully rugged body cameras. We thought we'd share some of their storys in an effort to help you visualize the path towards a successful body worn camera purchase, implementation and deployment.

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2019 Havis Partner Event

Posted by Andrew Grapp on May 31, 2019 7:41:25 AM

This May, our partners at Havis, held a partner event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania their hometown headquarters. If you are not familiar with Havis, they are one of our K9 transport, computer mounting and docking manufacturing partners.  Seeing the full cycle from where ideas are generated at Havis, to the ideas coming together in real time on the manufacturing floor was very beneficial and informative. 

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Time is Running Out, Do You Have a Plan?

Posted by Ryan Surber on May 20, 2019 3:26:07 PM

Time is Running Out, Do You Have a Plan?

The end of the fiscal year is upon us. Do you have a plan? It seems like every year, it sneaks up on departments and we want to help. In this post I want to share some great ideas on how to maximize your budget...

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

Panasonic Partner Summit 2019

Posted by Holly Johnson on May 10, 2019 9:23:11 AM

Most of you don't know me (yet) but I'm Holly Johnson, the new Marketing Coordinator at KELTEK.

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Topics: Insider, Computers

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

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