Master Locksmith Association Backed by Government


The UK’s most trusted locksmithing trade association (of which Associated Security Solutions is a member) has been awarded the stamp of approval from the Home office, highlighting its importance in the security industry.

James Brokenshire MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime Prevention has commended the work of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) and has encouraged the association to contribute to building the voluntary and regulatory options for improving home security in Britain.

Brokenshire contacted the business development director for the MLA, Dr Steffan George, after he read the organisation’s 2011 handbook on home security. He noted that the handbook “...illustrated the significant contribution that the MLA has made, not only to improving the professionalism of locksmithing, but also to driving up product security standards across a number of different areas.“

Dr Steffan George was enthusiastic about their prospective role saying, “We have regularly updated Mr Brokenshire on various industry developments and concerns and it is reassuring to know the Government is taking the issues as seriously as we are. It is always great to receive positive comments about the MLA and we are delighted that we will be able to have our say on future Government security initiatives.“

More than 400 insurers, surveyors, partners as well as police and Government contacts received the 2011 MLA Handbook.