Würkner-Personal-Weapon-Lock (short: WPW-Lock) is a new method for personalization of weapons, thus binding the functions of a weapon to a person (smart gun). The special of this solution is, that it can be done in a purely mechanical manner, thus reliability is entailed as it is generally valid for weapons, as no electronics is needed. In addition, the safety of the everyday use of the weapon is increased significantly as any dropped weapon is always secured and locked automatically..

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Exposee: Explaining the Principle of WPW-Lock

Patent Application: PCT-Application of
AT 511571 (A939/2012) of WPW-Lock

Patent Application: A50732/2013 of WPW-Lock

Political Feedback at WPW-Lock

External Informations (Links)

Conference Background Paper Smart Technology in SALW Control: Civilian Protection, the UN-POA, and Transfer Control (SmartCon) by smart arms survey

Several News about the Topic (External Links)

The Wall Street Journal: New iP1 Pistol May Trigger Old Gun Law in New Jersey

Washington Post: We need the iPhone of guns - Will smart guns transform the gun industry?