We work to provide secure, accessible and rapidly responsive automotive weapon lockers that are built to protect law enforcement and communities.

We are your innovative security partner, not just another vendor. Our Rapid Access Weapon Lockers are made for sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks.

History

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Estes AWS formed as a result of the acquisition of Automated Weapon Security by Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc. Automated Weapon Security began manufacturing and selling automated weapon vaults for law enforcement in 2011. Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc. is a full-service, ISO 9001-certified sheet metal fabricator founded in 1976, which services its customers with high-quality products, innovative design, performance and speed.

Today Estes AWS Rapid Access Weapon Lockers are being sold nation-wide. The products can open electronically with no combinations to remember, which helps Protect Law  Enforcement by allowing officers to be presented with their weapons quickly when the occasion arises. The security features of the lockers Protect Communities by keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals. With the resources of Estes Design and Manufacturing, the company continues to improve the products available to the law enforcement community and offers custom design and manufacturing capabilities to make product enhancements and customizations.

Testimonials

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“The Estes AWS Rapid Access Weapon Locker is different than other weapon lockers on the market. The construction is much stronger, the price point is better and the width is wide enough to accommodate all of our weapon systems (other than a few sniper rifles).

I believe the weapon locker protects law enforcement officers. Our deputies can carry their shotgun, rifles etc. without having to take these weapons in and out of the vehicle every day. They can now leave these items in the vehicle, knowing that they are more secure then when they are clearly visible in the shot gun rack in the front compartment area.

The Rapid Access Weapon Lockers’ installation is straight forward. Once we got the hang of it, we were able to install six systems every evening with two (two man) teams.”

John Holl Sr. | Fleet Manager
Osceola County Sheriff’s Department

“As a 37 year veteran of the protective services industry, this is the first mobile gun locker I’ve seen that meets the needs of both security and rapid deployment. The remote opening feature allows the officer to maintain his position of cover while still accessing a patrol rifle or specialty munitions from their vehicle for other responding officers to utilize. Estes AWS has set the bar with their Rapid Access Weapon Lockers for both law enforcement and the private gun owner, by protecting law enforcement through enhanced rapid response while protecting the community from stolen firearms.”

Karl L. de la Guerra | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
KDI Protective Services of South Carolina & KDI Tactical Operations Training Center
Estes AWS National Spokesman*

“What I like about the Rapid Access Weapon Lockers by Estes AWS is the increased security it provides to police firearms and the ease with which officers can rapidly obtain their firearms in an emergency situation. I recommend this unit to anyone who carries a stored firearm in their vehicle for work in law enforcement.”

Richard Mata | Police Officer (Ret.)

“This is the first gun locker I have seen that revolutionizes the storage and safety of weapons.”

Daniel Starks | President and Founder
Starks Training Institute, Inc.

Some of Our Customers

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Law Enforcement

  • Lafayette, IN PD
  • Lansing PD | Lansing, IL
  • Cambridge Police
  • Tinley Park, IL Police
  • Northeast Regional PD
  • DEA | Chicago, IL
  • IU Police | Bloomington, IN
  • Osceola County Sherrifs Dept | Kissimmee, FL
  • Plainfield Police | Plainfield, IN
  • Nashville PD | Nashville, TN

Distributors

  • Owens Communications
  • PD Systems | Mokena, IL
  • Adamson Industries
  • Southwest Solutions TX
  • Innovative Police Solutions 
  • Andy Mohr Ford Fleet Division
  • Waymire APS Inc. | Indianapolis, IN
  • On Duty Depot
  • Pursuit North | Martinez, CA

What Makes Us Different

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rapid-access

Rapid Access

Patented Technology with Wireless Remote Control Access

Our product features patented rapid accessible technology to protect the lives of law enforcement officers and communities. Estes’ Rapid Access Weapon Lockers open electronically, with a push of a button on a wireless remote. No combinations to remember.

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Secure

Tamper-proof Galvannealed Steel Construction

Our high-quality products are manufactured by Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc., a full-service, ISO 9001-certified sheet metal fabricator with over 40 years experience.

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Universal Design

Easy Installation in a Variety of Police Vehicles

Our Rapid Access Weapon Lockers are easily installed in law enforcement vehicles including but not limited to: Ford Interceptor Sedan, Ford Interceptor Utility, Chevrolet Impala , Chevrolet Caprice , Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango.

* Mr. de la Guerra is compensated by Estes AWS as its national spokesman, including receiving a percentage of sales.