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We Are FireKing

For over five decades, FireKing has been providing high-quality products designed to protect your company's vital assets. We began making the FireKing brand fireproof files in 1948, and since then, through a series of strategic acquisitions, constant reinvestment in the business, and product diversification, FireKing Security Group has evolved from a manufacturer of fireproof Vital Records Protection (VRP) equipment into a broad-based security and asset protection company with multitude of product and service offerings. 

Every product we make - for Vital Records Protection, secure cash-handling, or digital video surveillance is manufactured or created using the most innovative, advanced product development technology available. 

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  • Invention of Modern FireProof Safe

    Charles Meilink, founder of Meilink Industries, invents the modern fireproof safe. Meilink Industries was eventually acquired by FireKing. 

    1899

  • Founded in Excellence

    L.G. Carlisle founds Murphy Manufacturing with two partners.

    1951

  • "FireKing" Emerges

    Carlisle's grandson, Van, becomes President & CEO, renaming the company Fire King International after its flagship brand: FireKing. $1M in sales.

    1975

  • Explosive Growth

    FireKing discontinues D-rated (fire only) files, makes fire AND impact C-rated files exclusively, positioning the company as the quality leader. $7M in sales.

    1980

  • Continued Innovation

    The company introduces the FireKing 25 file cabinet product. $15M in sales.

    1985

  • Turtles Enter the Race

    FireKing introduces the Turtle File Cabinet product. 

    1989

  • Acquiring Strength in Partners

    Fire King International acquires Meilink Industries, an Ohio-based file and safe manufacturer known for inventing the modern fireproof safe in 1899. $20M in sales. 

    1990

  • Industry Evolution

    Partnering with NKL, Fire King Int. introduces "Sherlock," the industry's first multi-door intelligent safe control auditing lock package. Meilink Safe moves to New Albany, IN. 

    1991

  • Diversifying Products with a Bang

    Fire King International begins manufacture of Winchester gun safes under license from Winchester Ammunition Company.

    1994

  • Growth Milestones

    The company reaches $35M in sales.

    1995

  • Modern Digital Protection

    After two years in development, the Image Vault Digital Video Recorder is introduced, effectively moving FireKing into video surveillance.

    1998

  • Becoming a Full-Line Manufacturer

    FireKing acquires NKL Industries, Gary Safe and CDH doors, solidifying the company's position as a full-line manufacturer of high-technology security products and systems.

    1999

  • Manufacturing Consolidation

    FireKing sells the Winchester gun safe product line to Granite Safe. Manufacturing consolidation at the New Albany location helps refine a focus on business-to-business expansion.

    2000

  • Technological & Global Expansion

    NKL’s AuditLok XLV enables comprehensive auditing across multiple cash-handling safe-hardware devices. Meanwhile, FireKing supplies fireproof files to over 85 countries.

    2001

  • Rapid Advancement All Around

    Fire King International becomes FKI Security Group, Image Vault sales rocket, NKL unveils the world's first biometric safe option and Image Vault releases its seventh version.

    2003

  • New Mergers & New Products

    FireKing acquires McGunn Safe Company. This merger brings many dynamic new cash handling products to the public, such as those featured in the innovative SmartLock family.

    2004

  • Becoming FireKing Security Group

    FireKing joins forces with EXL Safe Corporation, the Adesco Safe Company and Adesco's subsidiary, Star Safe. In December, FKI Security Group becomes FireKing Security Group.

    2005

  • Smarter Surveillance

    Image Vault releases PRO-Command digital video recorders with enhanced management support, vastly superior speeds and more flexibility than ever.

    2007

  • MediaVault HD Launches

    FireKing takes asset protection into the future by introducing MediaVault HD, a technologically-advanced fireproof container with built-in hard drives for USB data backup.

    2008

  • Two Industry Leaders Become One

    Corporate Safe Specialists, a top provider of cash management products and services, merges with FireKIng Security Group to create the nation’s premier cash security firm.

    2011

  • Summit Series Launch

    Providing unparalleled reliability and convenience, FireKing’s Summit Series safes became the most innovative cloud-based cash management systems on the market.

    2014

  • Ascent Series Launch

    FireKing’s Ascent Series of note validating, coin dispensing and note dispensing safes provide retailers with the technology needed to elevate all cash handling activities.

    2015

  • New Building, Same Commitments

    FireKing opened their new distribution center in New Albany, Indiana, once again proving their commitment to creating jobs and products right here in the USA.

    2017

  • Cash Recycler Launch

    FireKing launches its first ever cash recycler, continuing to prove their dedication to improving customer's cash management practices.

    2018

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Built in the USA

As one of the leading manufacturers, FireKing offers best-in-class security products for asset protection in retail, commercial, and home office environments. Our breadth of top-quality, built-in-the-USA products include fireproof files and storage cabinets, safes, and cash management systems, and digital video security systems. Our industry-leading solutions, along with world-class customer service and product support, enable business continuity and operational efficiencies for organizations large and small.