InstaKey Security Systems Looks Back on 30 Years in Business

The company was founded back in 1986 when Scott Serani set out to simplify the process of rekeying a facility after hours.

DENVER — For the past 30 years, InstaKey Security Systems says it has prided itself on helping clients meet the demands of a changing business landscape.

It began back in 1986, when the business was formed from the search for a simpler alternative to rekeying a facility after hours. “There just had to be a better way. We knew the day the rekeyable lock technology was invented, that we had something powerful,” said Scott Serani, president and co-founder.

Early in the 1990s, InstaKey said it added additional product lines such as small format interchangeable cores (SFIC) and unique serialized keys to help meet the increased demand for simplicity and cost savings. Government contracts and client referrals helped raise awareness about the program.

As the lock and key technology matured, InstaKey didn’t just stop with the hardware, as they felt there was a better way to manage the information. In 2003, its integrated KeyControl Program was released. The new program would link together the four KeyControl cornerstones, which the compay says set them apart as a solution provider. Through restricted serialized keys, rekeyable lock cylinders, patented key management software and a devotion to program administration, a total program was born.

In 2006, the cloud-based management software platform,, was patented, making “real-time” key tracking and decentralized program administration a reality.

Through accessing KeyControl Program information from anywhere, security management became much simpler to utilize and communicate, according to the company.

In 2014, a KeyControl Dashboard was next released into the platform, allowing clients transparency and visibility into all of their program’s requirements.

When asked what makes him most proud of his 30-year tenure, Scott Serani replied, “It’s the relationships with our clients. They are not just clients, but our partners and friends. We know they rely upon us and that we share the same level of commitment and dedication to their security and safety.”

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