• 4935 Allison Street, #13, Arvada, Colorado, USA
  • info@hrkirkland.com
  • 800-247-2303


Using the latest technologies, the H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc. manufactures the highest quality Fire Alarm Annunciators (Graphic, Directory, Backlighted, Exterior), Custom Control Panels, Jail Panels, Smoke Control Panels and Graphic Maps. Kirkland Interior and Exterior annunciators can be UL and CSFM listed, and the Smoke Panels can be UUKL listed.

The Kirkland commitment to quality and service cannot be matched. We are dedicated to providing the very highest quality product, quick turnaround schedules, and ease in making future modifications.

Kirkland specializes in graphic design, using full color electronically printed displays. We design all display panels with the latest technology CAD software available. This technology allows us to take full advantage of the most sophisticated CNC manufacturing equipment. As a result, our multi-layering manufacturing process provides accuracy not seen in the industry. Modifications or upgrades can be accomplished more quickly and inexpensively, and best of all, a permanent record can be archived for future reference.

The Kirkland commitment to quality is also seen in the cabinet design. Kirkland enclosures are constructed of cold rolled steel with welded and ground seams, and finished with black powder coating. The door, also finished with a black powder coating, has a concealed piano hinge, and is secured by a key lock with no other fasteners visible.

Kirkland knows that our customers are very busy, and therefore produces all panels with the intent to minimize the technician’s time and the customer’s expense. Kirkland panels can be wired out to terminal blocks or can be wired to interface with the Fire Alarm drivers. When wiring for interface with drivers, we wire out to connectors (when applicable) which plug directly into the customer’s driver. In addition, we will provide a backplane with studs for mounting customer drivers in a backbox.

Our products are located worldwide in many distinguished sites, including the Pepsi Center, the Shanghai Metro Stations, the White House and the Getty Center.




Humble Beginnings

The H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc. was established in 1930 in Morristown, New Jersey. The company was run by Harold Kirkland, who opened the company selling various visual signaling devices.

Patent Awarded

Mr. Harold Kirkland received a patent for his Signal Lamps.

Business Week Magazine

Mr. Harold Kirkland is featured in Business Week Magazine for his “Bulls-I-Unit” signaling device. A variation of these signaling devices is still sold today.

CD00 Cockpit Spotlight

During World War II, the H.R. Kirkland Company, Inc. developed a CD00 Cockpit Spotlight, which was used on combat aircraft, specifically the Curtiss-Wright P-40 “Warhawk”, also known as the “Tomahawk” by the RAF.

Family Operated Business

Mr. Kirkland’s son, Bruce, began working in the company. At that time, the visual signaling devices progressed into Annunciators.

Move Across Country

Bruce Kirkland, the president of the Kirkland Company, continued the progressive designing of annunciators, Smoke Control Panels, and Custom Panels and moved the company to Colorado where it is located today.

The One You Can Depend On

Today, Bruce’s daughter, Tricia Kirkland Lombardo, owns and operates The H.R. Kirkland, Inc. company with pride. With Tricia at the helm, the company continues to provide superior products with the best customer care.

” …just two weeks later he was back with samples of a new design.  A design which met the thorough test with flying colors…”

Photo above: A brand new P-40E taken near Buffalo NY, probably late 1940 or 1941.

Photo above: An early model P-40B ready for shipment from the Buffalo NY Curtiss plant probably around 1940.

Morristown News Article for P-40 Lighting Fixtures

Read an article about the cockpit light designed by Harold Kirkland, from the Morristown newspaper dated Wednesday, September 22, 1943.



Tricia Kirkland


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Ben Lombardo_Headshot

Ben Lombardo

Vice President of Business Development

Ben joins the team with over 24 years experience in the construction industry and in his spare time enjoys hiking with his wife, Tricia, and their two kids.


  • “Thank you so much for rushing my panel. It looks great, you guys do awesome work!” – EST  Distributor
  • “Please express my thanks to the Kirkland Team for doing a great job in getting the Annunciator out the door! The drawings look great!” – Notifier Distributor
  • “Thank you. It’s always great to work with Kirkland.” – Simplex Distributor
  • “Thanks again for the great product and price!” – EST  Distributor
  • “Thank you so much. Your service has been terrific!” – Notifier  Distributor
  • “I have never had a better relationship with a vendor, as I have had with Kirkland over the last fifteen years and will definitely use you as the product of choice. This is not to shine you on, but merely to let you know that I will not forget the years of excellent cooperation have provided.” – Simplex Distributor
  • “Good Morning! We received the Panel on Friday afternoon and I must say that you did your usual  B E S T  work.  It looks great!. I really do appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism of all the people at Kirkland. I just wish all manufacturers Vendors were as good as Kirkland.” – Notifier Distributor
  • “On behalf of Simplex Grinnell I wanted to take a moment to once again commend the outstanding efforts of you and your team for helping making the above project a success for both our companies. We all know how difficult it is to install the graphic annunciators in the City and County of Denver. There are many changes that need to be made and to make those changes efficiently is the toughest battle. I am very pleased with the innovations that were made throughout the course of the project that assisted us with implementing the changes that were needed to be done. The first was adding ten foot leads to each of the LED’S that were added due to tenant build outs. The second was the use of the display backing to assist with pin pointing where the new LED’S were to be drilled on the existing back plate. The direct result of these innovations was the reduction of installation time for my technician by twenty seven percent (27%) or forty-three (43) hours for the two annunciators. It goes without saying that any annunciator work that this office is involved with will be given to you for production. No matter what the problem, time frame, emergency, odd request, etc. that our customers can come up with the constant is that your Company and team will come through exceeding not only our but our customer expectations.” – Simplex Distributor
  • “We tested the panel on site yesterday and everything went great. Our customer was very impressed with the quality of the panel that you all built for our project. The other engineers in our group were also impressed with the quality, price and delivery time.”
  • “I received my graphic annunciator and I just wanted to say WOW!”