The last two years have posed numerous challenges for law enforcement as we have seen unprecedented levels of threats and violence on police, staffing shortages, and budget cuts. All of these challenges have forced both officers and their departments to adapt their approach regarding policing practices, gear, and equipment. Law enforcement support has never been more critical, and your job becomes easier when you have gear that works for you and is catered to serve you. Estes AWS has kept this in mind as we continue to innovate and create functional solutions for in-vehicle weapon storage. These solutions are designed to alleviate frustration and maximize safety, in addition to many other benefits.
Your gear stays organized.
Your vehicle serves as your office when you’re on patrol, and as with any profession, your workspace affects your job performance. Disorganized and cluttered spaces make the things you need difficult to find. In law enforcement, this issue is multiplied when crises arise and lives are potentially on the line. Having a storage solution that keeps all your equipment neatly contained so that you know right where to access it when needed is crucial to success on patrol. Keeping your vehicle organized improves work efficiency and productivity, keeps equipment safe and secure, and helps avoid critical mistakes. Estes AWS lockers are not only designed to securely store weapons, but can also be paired with a variety of accessories such as an Electronics Tray, Auxiliary Drawer, and/or Fence Package, allowing all of your gear to stay organized and easily accessible.
Your gear stays out of the wrong hands.
Weapon theft from vehicles has always been an issue for law enforcement and continues to grow. When weapons and other gear are stolen from vehicles, this is not only a loss of investment for the department, but can pose a public safety risk when dangerous weapons get into the wrong hands, oftentimes having deadly consequences. Additional time and resources are spent tracking down the thieves and addressing the damage they may do. An investment in quality storage solutions for weapons and gear could save countless lives, time, and money. Estes AWS designed our Rapid Access Weapon Lockers to be highly secure, made of galvannealed steel with both manual and automatic opening mechanisms. Their sleek design doesn’t draw attention to their valuable contents and therefore discourages smash-and-grab theft.
You get the customized solutions you need.
Off-the-shelf products may meet some of your storage needs, but finding a perfect solution for your in-vehicle storage needs can be difficult. Maybe a storage solution doesn’t have enough space, or takes up too much space, or requires tedious installation, or doesn’t work with a product you already purchased, or isn’t very durable. Custom solutions mitigate these issues by catering to your situation. You get all of what you need and none of what you don’t. Estes AWS specializes in creating custom fits for our customers, whether it’s a mix-and-match set from our standard line of Weapon Lockers, Storage Boxes, and Accessories or something completely new designed just for you. Our end goal is to provide completely satisfactory, fully functional solutions that will help you do your work efficiently and effectively.
Your gear lasts longer.
When your weapons and gear are stored safely and securely, they last much longer and stay in better shape than gear sliding and bumping around in your moving vehicle. Storing them properly also lowers the chance of a misfire and helps keep you, passengers, and other gear safe. The tools you use every day are a large budget item for your department and keeping them in good shape reduces overall costs as replacements are required less frequently. AWS Rapid Access Weapon Lockers not only safely secure weapons to keep them from falling into the wrong hands but also protect weapons from daily wear and tear. Each locker has a felt-lined interior and Velcro straps that protect weapons from sliding around while inside the locker. Additional foam padding can be added to the locker for another layer of protection.
Your weapon locker works for you.
As mentioned earlier, in a crisis situation, every second matters. Many in-vehicle weapon storage solutions on the market today do not provide quick access when you need things, and rear cargo options typically utilize a manual entry key or combination lock. When you need your weapons and gear quickly, you don’t have time to be fumbling for a key or punching in a passcode. We’ve created our patented rapid-access opening technology to mitigate this issue, making your gear available at the push of a button. In conjunction with our strategic rear-cargo placement, the use of the remote immediately presents your weapons to you by the time you arrive to the rear of your vehicle, designed to get you out of the kill zone of the passenger compartment. When it matters most, you want your gear working for you, not you working to get access to your gear.
You won’t have to replace your locker, probably ever.
It is a waste of time and money to invest in weapon storage solutions only to have to replace them too soon due to normal wear and tear. A cheap solution that breaks down easily is not the best option.. We’ve carefully chosen galvannealed steel, a tough powder-coat finish, and a tamper-proof design to enhance the longevity of our Weapon Lockers and Accessories. If they are handled with minimal care, our lockers can realistically last an entire career with perhaps only minor wear parts replaced along the way.
You can rely on the same gear even if you switch vehicles.
When you switch to a new patrol vehicle, you shouldn’t have to reinvest in new storage solutions too. If you’ve trained and are comfortable with your current weapons retrieval system, it can be very difficult to relearn and adjust to a new setup. This is especially true for crisis intervention or SWAT teams. Having the ability to transfer your weapon storage to your new vehicle without any major adjustments is a large benefit of universally-designed storage solutions. Estes AWS products are designed with standard dimensions and are easily transferable between vehicle platforms and types with multiple configuration options to meet your unique storage needs.
How can we outfit your patrol vehicle for success? Estes AWS is equipped and ready to transform your vehicle’s storage capabilities to handle anything and everything that is needed. Contact us today to get started!