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October 16, 2023

ECSI/Hunt Acquires 100 Year Old Locksmith - Kat Keys

BLOOMINGTON, MN – October 2023 - We are pleased to announce that we have purchased Kat Keys locksmith business in St. Paul, MN. The family operated business has been serving our community since 1924. Through a new distribution agreement with Medeco Keys, this brings an added capability to the locksmith solutions we currently offer.


  • Automotive Locksmith
  • Car Key Replacement
  • Commercial Locksmith
  • Emergency Services
  • High Security Locks
  • House Lockouts
  • Industrial Locksmith
  • Lock Repair
  • Re-key Locks
  • Residential Locksmith
  • Safe Lockouts


  • Audio-Visual
  • Security Systems
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Structured Cabling & WiFi
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Engineering
  • Automatic Pedestrian Doors


Kat Keys has been family owned since 1924.  The business was founded by Omer Katke who was a jack-of-all-trades.  He made keys, ran a private detective agency, and sold TVs and radios.  His nephew George Gall took over ownership of the business in 1978.  George then passed his knowledge of the craft to his son Geoff who works there today, as Kat Keys inches towards 100 years in business.


For over 20 years ECSI has provided low voltage installation services, monitoring, and system integration solutions for security, access control, life safety, fire alarm, mass notification systems, automation, WiFi, audio, and video. Our team of over 100 highly-trained low voltage technicians deliver unparalleled value to both residential and commercial clients of every size and budget.