Over 60 Years of Fire and Life Safety Services
Providing Fire Protection, Security, AV, and Life Safety Services for commercial and industrial organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Keystone Fire and Security is uniquely positioned to be a single resource for all your fire protection, security, AV, and life safety solutions.
What sets us apart?
Our highest priority is being responsive and reliable, so we track metrics around our performance. We measure the response time to a customer’s phone call or the life-cycle of a deficiency repair at a customer’s site – from the time our fire inspector identifies a problem until the fire system is repaired and compliant with all codes.
When the water flows or the alarm sounds, you want response and you don’t want to wait. We understand the importance of being local to the customers we serve. We’ve focused on being a regional service provider because we won’t compromise on quality and responsiveness.
From in-house staff to handle your project from start to finish, to our online customer portal, we strive to be a company that is easy to do busy with. We listen to our customers and offer sensible solutions tailored to their financial and regulatory needs. We make Life Safety Simple so you can focus on your business.
From a single fire extinguisher to a building-wide sprinkler system and everything in between, Keystone provides preliminary designs to turn-key installations, scheduled periodic inspections to 24-hour emergency service. We are your one-stop full-service fire, security, AV and life-safety provider.
FULLY CERTIFIED & ACCREDITED
A Valued History & Family Tradition
For 60 years, Keystone has been a trusted provider of fire protection equipment and life safety services in commercial and industrial settings.
John H. Lawlor founded the company with the purchase of Walter Kidde Sales & Service Company in West Philadelphia, PA.
In 1965, Kidde rescinded the use of its corporate name, forcing the nine-year-old fledgling company to rebrand. It was at this time that Keystone Fire Protection Co. came into being.
In the early 70s, Keystone became one of the first distributors in the country to carry DuPont’s new Halon 1301 agent. This coincided with the expansion of computer use in business and became Keystone’s core business for the next 16 years.
In 1986, John M. Lawlor joined the company. Lawlor, a degreed electrical engineer, started his career designing and drafting fire suppression systems.
The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors named John M. Lawlor as its President in 1997. Lawlor would later go on to serve as President of the National Independent Fire Alarm Distributors Ass’n, the Life Safety Alliance, and the Fire Suppression Systems Association.
Keystone acquired Atlas Fire Sprinkler Company of Gloucester, NJ. This marked the company’s entrance into the sprinkler business, expanding its expertise beyond non-water-based extinguishing technologies. Sprinkler systems now represent the single largest segment of Keystone’s business.
Keystone received the prestigious Jeffrey Butland Family-owned Business of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Keystone was selected from a group of 600,000 other family-owned businesses in the region.
Keystone purchased the assets of Stong Fire Protection, a regional competitor in the sprinkler industry. The acquisition expanded Keystone’s capabilities, allowing it to compete for larger-scale sprinkler installation projects.
Keystone launched its marketing presence in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys with the “Tag! We’re It” campaign. The recognizable, trademarked green tag began showing up on area billboards, trash receptacles, fleet vehicles, and more. It is a cornerstone of Keystone’s brand identity.
KPI Holdings purchased assets of Marco Protection Systems, the Chester County, PA based fire sprinkler contracting company. The move significantly enhanced KPI’s opportunities to service customers and extend their regional presence in its core fire protection businesses.
KPI Holdings purchased the assets of Communication Systems, a Lehigh Valley, Pa.-based security, fire and communication systems integrator. The newly formed business Communication Systems Integrators extends KPI’s mission of life safety and property protection. For more than 40 years, Communication Systems had provided security and communications systems for businesses, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, government, among other vertical markets.
Keystone Fire and Security was acquired by Pye-Barker Fire & Safety out of Alpharetta, Georgia. This acquisition allowed Pye-Barker to expand its national footprint by breaking into the Northeastern United States.