Steel Lions, Inc.

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About Us

Steel Lions is working to provide sophisticated identity management and updated physical and logical access control to clients for a fraction of the cost and with more features than any of our competitors.

All of our Gatekeeper™ products are fully integrated with government PIV and CAC smart cards and can personalize PIV credentials.

Our works


Our Clients

Airports 35%
Government 60%
Other 5%

Our Products and Services


Our Gatekeeper™ line of Identity Management Systems have industry leading features and security for a fraction of the cost of competing products.

Custom Development

Our team of developers have a history of producing winning products successfully for a variety of clients in government and industry.

iOS and Android

Steel Lion's Gatekeeper™ line of products has Android and iOS applications built in and we can provide custom apps to enable mobile credential authentication.


The Gatekeeper™ IDMS products include advanced web clients for onboarding and application tracking. In addition, we have provided custom websites.

Featured Products

Gatekeeper™ Government

The premier physical and logical security solution for government agencies.

Gatekeeper™ Aviation

Let Steel Lions ease the pain of regulatory compliance and make your tenants and airlines happy.

Gatekeeper™ Kiosk

End the lines that plague airport pass and ID operations.

18 Happy Clients
3892 Cups of Coffee
18,923,892 Lines of Codes
83 Succesful Projects

PIV 3FA Authentication

Executive Management Team

Chris has been involved in the production of highly secure airport and government Identity Management programs since 2001. He produced some of the first successful IDMS products.

— Chris Estep

Founder - Chief Software Architect


Jean began her career in public accounting and then went to work for Bearing Point where she was involved in consulting with governments and airports about their security needs.

— Jean Smith

Chief Executive Officer


Hannah began her career with Bearing Point before joining Steel Lions in 2018. Since joining us here she has been very successful in improving our marketing plan to federal agencies.

— Hannah Cooper

Chief Marketing Officer



New Headquarters

March 14, 2020 by Admin

We moved into our new headquarters near Atlanta. This location will give Steel Lions the square footage it requires.


Best Places for Developers

July 17, 2019 by Admin

Steel Lions known for being among the best places for developers to work in Atlanta.


iOS and Andriod

July 17, 2019 by Admin

Today Steel Lions delivered a custom solution to a client that gave hotel clients the ability to unlock their hotel room doors using their iOS or Andriod connected device.