In 1973, Robert Auman began doing locksmith services in the evenings to supplement his income. Within one year, he began a full-time locksmith service at his residence.
Our First Store
In 1975, a 900 sq ft storefront location was added, and the name Auman’s Key Shop was established. Auman’s continued to grow throughout the 1970s .
Our Second Store
We moved to 530 Westerly Parkway Plaza in the early 1980s. This 2100 sq ft space would serve as the base of operations for almost twenty years.
Our Third Store
On 2 January 1999, we opened our doors at our current 4800 sq ft location at 1383 East College Avenue, State College, PA. To compete in the ever-changing security industry, Auman’s expanded beyond traditional safe and locksmith capabilities into other areas of security including access control and closed circuit television (CCTV) sales and service.
Our Name Change
On 1 December 2016, the company’s name was changed from Auman’s Key Shop to AKS Security (AKS stands for Auman’s Key Shop). This change took place to better reflect our full compliment of services. AKS has grown to become one of the largest locksmith and security companys in Pennsylvania, offering a fleet of fully stocked service vehicles to provide onsite maintenance, installation, and 24-hour emergency services to home, auto, and businesses across the state.