Whether you build it, own it, manage it, maintain it or repair it… Knell’s has likely been a part of your professional life. Perhaps it is the door you just walked through, the key system, access control or video surveillance you manage or the tool in your hand!  We are a trusted supplier and resource.

Our Service Divisions work together to provide a full range of products, services and support to a broad range of customers.

Architects and Contractors


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With our experience, we can design hardware specifications based on your requirements and ensure they meet all building, fire, accessibility and life-safety codes.  We have worked with architects and general contractors on a wide range of projects, including high-rise office buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals, police stations and sports facilities.

We offer the following consulting services:

  • Product Selection & Specification Writing:
  • Openings (Division 8)
  • Specialties (Division 10)
  • Electronic Safety & Security (Division 28)
  • On-Site Evaluation & Support
  • Project Value Engineering
  • Design-Build Services
  • Project Budget Pricing Assistance

Contractors & Trades

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As a contractor we can provide you with all the services as noted for Architects.  In addition, we also help you with your openings, locks and security project of any size with the following products and services:

  • Create hardware schedules
  • Project estimates and/or quotes
  • Procurement of products
  • Installation and project coordination
  • Ongoing service and support for end-user
  • Tools and equipment

Property Manager | Facility Manager | Business Owner

Person taking keys from another person beside a model condominium structure with formal documentation on a tabletop

For individuals or companies involved in property management, whether you manage an apartment complex, condo, mall or office site, we can support you in your role.  We have the required tools and products for facility maintenance, as well as products to ensure the safety and security of the building, property and your client.

We help in the following ways:

  • Maintenance, Tools, Health & Safety Supplies
  • Locks and Security Solutions:

Key Management
Access Control
Video Surveillance

    • Emergency Lock Service
    • Hardware Services:

Fire Door Inspections

Examples of Who We Work With

  • Condominiums and Apartment Complex
  • Health Care (Hospitals, Retirement Homes, Assisted Living Facilities)
  • Hospitality Industry (Lodging, Restaurants)
  • Warehouse, Machine Shop or Storage Facility
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Academic Institutions (Library, Schools, Universities, Colleges)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Municipalities (Emergency Response Services, Community Centres)
Ariel view of Balmoral Place Retirement Community. A three (3) story seniors residence and apartment building.

Health Care

Balmoral Place – Apartments and Retirement Community
Wilfrid Laurier University building signage and academic co-op building in background with trees and shrubbery

Academic Institutions

Wilfrid Laurier University
Street view of the exterior building for the One-Hundred Condominiums. A 19 story building with glass balconies.

Multi-Residential Buildings

100 Victoria St. N, Kitchener
Street view of the building exterior for the Waterloo Regional Police Headquarters. Depicts glass building with walkway and shrubbery


Waterloo Region Police Services – 200 Maple Grove Drive, Cambridge

Check out the projects we have been involved in HERE