Our History

On the eve of World War I, Arthur G. Koehlinger founded a lock and bike shop at 414 East Washington Boulevard in bustling downtown Fort Wayne. He dedicated his work to satisfying his customers and supplying the best products money could buy. He prided himself in serving them well. He created a business tradition that his sons and grandsons have continued today.


KST History

Our founder, Arthur G. Koehlinger on the right, and his son Stamford W. Koehlinger

As Arthur’s businesses grew, Winston, his eldest son, ran the bicycle business that evolved into Koehlinger Cycling & Fitness. Stamford, Arthur’s second son, managed the lock and safe business at 413 East Washington, just a few steps away from his father’s original location. Stamford’s son, Kim, now operates the business.


For over 100 years, Arthur, Stamford and Kim Koehlinger and their highly trained staffs have been providing a wide range of security products and services, ranging from the simple key for the back door to complex electronic access systems for enterprise-wide control.


Today, the most popular products include Continental access control systems, Medeco master key systems, video security systems with digital recording and Ethernet network transmission, Von Duprin exit devices, LCN door closers, INKAS fire and burglary resistive safes, Schwab fire files and computer data protection containers. All of these high quality products provide long life, low maintenance and dependability.


Dovetailing with the sophisticated nature of our products is the heritage of fine service. The KST service-oriented staff has developed its technical expertise by attending numerous training classes and they operate from fully equipped service vehicles. Professionally qualified personnel with more than 125 years of combined security industry service are available at your front door when you need them.


Three generations of Koehlingers have relied on the hallmarks of service, dependability and quality. Through 100 years of product developments and changing environments, Koehlinger Security Technology has satisfied its customers and is prepared for the challenges of each new decade.