Any vehicle that carries money or high value goods is at risk of robbery attack.
Armoured vehicles are equipped with sophisticated anti-robbery devices and their strong physical protection readily identifies them. Prisoner escort vehicles are also easily identifiable and on occasions subject to extremely violent attacks.
But vehicles carrying high value electrical goods or tobacco and spirits are often plain and inconspicuous to avoid attention.
However in an attack situation they all need to attract maximum attention using an effective alarm that immediately identifies the vehicle and calls for help.
A talking sounder with a siren followed by a voice message does exactly that.
“Help, security vehicle under attack, please call the police”
Of course the precise message can be specified to include the name of the vehicle operator or the type of vehicle.
On vehicles equipped with on-board computers the alarm may simply be controlled by the computer.
Alternatively alarms are available with connections for a panic button and a separate reset switch.
Vehicles carrying alcohol, tobacco or high-value retail goods are also vulnerable to attack and hijack attempts both when travelling or parked overnight. Additional products are available to assist the driver on these vehicles.
For example, when the load door is breached whilst the vehicle is parked and the driver is in the cab. A warning message in the vehicle cab can alert the driver…
“Driver, the cargo door has been opened”
Then to avoid confrontation and danger to the driver he may be instructed to…
“Remain in the cab, lock the doors and contact the police on your mobile phone”