Havis is a major provider of mounting, transporting and computing solutions for first responders and law enforcement personnel, and the company has 80 years of experience to show for it. Few solutions providers are as resource and asset rich as Havis, which is why it can provide a comprehensive array of custom and packaged solutions to fleets of any size. Over the decades, Havis has worked hard to grow its operations intelligently and polish its service quality to a brilliant hue. The result is a company whose service is legendary among fleet managers. It even provides installation services for more than 1,000 vehicles every year at its Warminster, Pennsylvania location.
Havis also has offices in Plymouth, Michigan, which is needed to provide support for the company's 120 sales representatives. The Warminster location is home to Havis’ factory and warehouses, along with its 300-plus factory team members. This isn’t some tiny mom and pop operation – this is a company with serious chops.
This is most evident in its approach to product design. First responders and law enforcement personnel have a lot to worry about in the field, so it's understandable if they don’t think much about mounting safety, power management or ergonomics. But Havis does consider the minutiae, which is why its products are known for their longevity, durability, reliability, and usability.
Havis' Product Offerings
Havis is a leader in the computing, mounting and transport solutions industries, and it can deliver these solutions in several ways. It offers packaged solutions, which consist of popular product groupings and include elements like console and side mounting systems. Havis also provides configured solutions, which allow buyers to pick and choose which products they want. This is ideal for the fleet manager that knows exactly what they need. Finally, Havis can engineer solutions for fleets that need a total customized product – all they need is the vehicle and computer information to make it happen.
That's how Havis approaches solution building. But what do those solutions consist of?
1.Mounting solutions-Havis is known for its mobile computer mounts, which can accommodate an impressive number of computer and vehicle models. Its standout mounting base is the Tunnel Plate Mounting System, which comes in standard and wide varieties. The Tunnel Plate provides a strong base for console mounts, which are available in medium and heavy duty builds. Havis’ console mounts are designed to integrate with sedans, SUVs or pickup trucks and provide an accessible platform for engaging computer and vehicle controls.
Motion devices allow users to swing and tilt the console into the optimal position, improving functionality and ergonomics. And for vehicles that carry sensitive electronics, Havis’ trunk mounts are ideal. They can be built into a slide-out tray, a fold-down or a fold-up tray, or designed as a side mount. All trunk mounts provide a stable, secure mounting surface for high-value radio and communications gear.
2.Computing solutions- The console mount is just one piece of the puzzle. The laptop has to interface with a docking or cradling device if the console mount is to be utilized properly. Fortunately, Havis has dozens of docking and cradling products for most of the popular computer and table models on the market. Supported computing brands include Dell, HP, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, Panasonic, Fujitsu, and Getac. Havis manufactures docking and cradling products for several models under each brand, so nearly any standard tablet or laptop can be used in conjunction with Havis products. And if compatibility is a concern, Havis has also developed a universal cradle that can be used with many brands and models.
3.Transport solutions- Havis transport solutions are designed to convert passenger vehicles into heavy-duty prisoner transport vehicles, and prisoner transport vehicles into rolling fortress of security.
The company's cargo van inserts can turn cargo and passenger vans into secure vehicles for prisoner transport. Its van insert options provide fleet managers with plenty of transport layouts. For example, some Havis insert models come with a double compartment for securing prisoners in different partitions. All inserts are built with powder coated aluminum for maximum cleanliness and durability, and minimal weight. LED trims and dome lights are also included for added safety and visibility. In the event of an emergency, Havis inserts are built with emergency exit hatches for rapid evacuation of the vehicle.
And because every Havis insert is built with a modular design, they can be removed and reinstalled in other vehicles to preserve their value and reduce the cost of ownership.
4. Power management solutions- The power demands on first responder and law enforcement vehicles are great, which can make the vehicle’s battery a liability. Many veteran first responders have found themselves in the field with a dead battery, the result of unchecked and excessive power drain from vehicle components.
Havis' auto shut-off and idle management solutions are a quick fix to this problem. When Havis' ChargeGuard is engaged, it automatically switches on mobile equipment once the engine is started. When the engine is switched off, the ChargeGuard waits a set amount of time (which can be configured) and then switches off the mobile equipment. This prevents extended power drain that inevitably leads to a dead battery.
While the ChargeGuard is designed to save power, the The IdleRight Fuel Management System saves fuel. Fleet vehicles often have to be kept in an idling state so that emergency lights and other functions can be kept online. This constant idle represents a huge waste of fuel, and the IdleRight solves the problem. The IdleRight keeps an eye on the battery’s status constantly, switching the vehicle to idle only when necessary. It's a small investment for a major return on fuel savings.
Havis has perfected its manufacturing processes over a successful 80 year stint serving first responders. Unsurprisingly, it’s a go to name for fleet managers that need sophisticated computing and mounting solutions.More Info⇩