In sports, they say that the best defense is a good offense. In standard security and law enforcement, there is another saying, that the best prevention is good deterrence, and that the best deterrence is a good visible presence. The issue arises that in daylight security vehicles are easy to spot, and therefore they are a great deterrent, but at night, when deterrence is needed the most, it can often be difficult to see a security vehicle. That is of course unless the aforementioned vehicle is outfitted with retro-reflective markings.
Retroreflective graphics technology was first invented in the mid-1990s and was initially used principally by law enforcement and the military. The technology entails using a special polymer coating between the base layer of the printing material and the top layer
This coating is able to not only amplify low light and therefore make the graphics easier to see. It can also, in fact, reflect light back to its original source many times brighter than what hit it. This means that a vehicle that is equipped with reflective graphics can be seen clearly and brightly by as much as a mile away with only the light of a moderately powered lantern or a bright flashlight.
When a vehicle’s headlights or other bright lights are involved the equipped vehicle can be seen from as far away as two miles in many instances. The impact and effectiveness of the technology led to it quickly being adopted by safety equipment manufacturers as well as security companies. It has even found its way into fashion, architecture, and interior design as well.
Adding reflective graphics to your fleet of security vehicles can get them noticed in the areas that you patrol and therefore help you to better assert your authority. The help to increase the visible presence of your vehicles and thereby amplify the deterrence capability that you have. This, in turn, helps you to better protect your customer’s personas and property day and night.
Whether you have one vehicle to wrap or you are trying to match the graphics on many security vehicles, you want to partner with a company that has experience with what can be a complicated printing and installation process. With reflective graphics, you can give all of your vehicles a common but unique identity while making them safer for your officers and many times more visible to the public.
Team Acme, located in Henderson, NV, just to the north of Las Vegas, has extensive experience wrapping all types of vehicles, and in doing projects which include the use of retroreflective graphics. We take great pride in our work, especially the work that we have done on law enforcement and security vehicles for various agencies around the Las Vegas metropolitan and greater Clark County area.
For these jobs, we use highly reflective vinyl on the vehicle to give additional visibility at night. We also use brighter and easier to see at night colors like yellow, orange or red, or colors like electric blue, neon pink and charged green. These colors will really grab the attention of drivers or others passing your vehicle.
Reflective vinyl is particularly useful on vehicles that will be parked for a time at night. These vehicles can include tow trucks, security patrol cars, emergency response vehicles, and even construction or utility/service vehicles that need to be seen from a distance in order to prevent potential accidents.
Designing the perfect reflective graphics package for your security or other night use vehicle is made easy thanks to Team Acme’s experienced design team. We have many examples for you to look at if you need inspiration.
Alternatively, if you have an idea for exactly the look you are going for, we can easily translate that idea into a reality for you. Our design team works on-site so they are always right there ready to answer questions or talk through a particular idea with you. They love what they do and can’t wait to work with you on your project.
There are many areas that you can use reflective graphics on your safety vehicle. The most common locations to implement reflective graphics are side panels, doors, back windows — each of these prime spots are highly visible and with the addition of reflective graphics will get you noticed.
In addition to increased visibility, you will also be able to take advantage of being able to project a much more professional and commanding presence and give others confidence in your work. All of this of course, while at the same time helping you to maintain the highest level of safety for your vehicles and your staff.
Once you have finalized your design, Team Acme’s installation team can get to work. We take careful measurements of every surface and are always mindful of the importance of precision in this process. While we do ask for a clean vehicle to get started, we will make sure that it is ready for installation, by performing an additional cleaning using professional methods.
This entire process generally takes only a matter of a few days before you are out on the road with your new reflective graphics. Team Acme also stands behind our products and our work. Our warranty length is based on the type of vinyl used for the individual job. We will happily explain the unique warranty for your work to you before and after the project.
The good news is that reflective graphics are extremely easy to clean and maintain. The best part is that if you want a new or different design, they can be removed and new graphics installed in a matter of days. If you have a vehicle or fleet of vehicles that you need to fit for reflective graphics, look no further than Team Acme.
We invite you to come to the shop to see all of the great options that we offer. In addition to reflective graphics, we also do full vehicle graphic wraps, window tinting, and other services that can help make your fleet of vehicles the talk of the town.
You can get started with your project by using our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the package that you need to have the best-looking vehicles in your fleet possible.