Undercover Vehicle Conversions
Law enforcement, government and security agencies all use undercover vehicles. Defining the category would be easier if we could show you some examples. The types of vehicles that these agencies use run anywhere from 20 year old GM Oldsmobiles that look broken down and and on their last leg to 2016 Dodge Chargers that are exact replicas of patrol cars except they don’t have the graphics or lights on them.
The right vehicle for the mission
Being undercover means that you must go unnoticed and going unnoticed means that you have to blend in to the areas that you are surveilling. If you are in Beverly Hills California and you are driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero you will most probably be noticed. But if you are sitting in a 2016 Range Rover with tinted glass – you may very well go unnoticed. This may seem like an extreme example but in reality it isn’t. The fact is that you must blend in with your surroundings as much as possible. Undercover vehicles can be any make or model, the most common vehicle associated with undercover surveillance is a van.
Common Under Cover Vehicles
Since the objective for being undercover is to go unnoticed, there is no common type of undercover vehicle because some undercover vehicles have no equipment in them whatsoever. They have no radio console or command cabinet or peribolic scopes. They are just old vehicles or common street vehicles. Other times the departments will make the investment in a undercover vehicle conversion and they will buy a Van or SUV to equip with cameras and audio equiptment to aid in the investigation by collecting data.
Finding the right conversion company can be very overwhelming. You should do your research on the history of the conversion company and the products they use in their conversions.