Did you know that all security professionals listed on the SECURE YOUR WORLD platform must be licensed members of their relevant industry peak body? Locksmiths, for example, must be a member of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) before they can list their services on our site.
I’m sure you’re thinking… big deal. Who cares, right?
And you’re right. It is a big deal.
And who cares? You do! Or at least you should. In today’s blog post we’re going to look at some of the reasons why you should only use licensed security professional. For simplicity, we’ll take a closer look at Locksmiths and their industry-specific peak body as an example.
What is the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA)?
The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation that has acted as the peak body for the locksmithing industry in Australia and New Zealand for over 35 years. The majority of their member base are on-the-road locksmiths, with a range of manufacturers and suppliers making up the rest.
Why choose a Master Locksmith?
You wouldn’t trust any stranger in possession of a tool belt with your home renovations. The structural integrity of your home is at stake! Well, the same rules apply when shopping around for a locksmith. The security and safety of your home rely on it. By choosing a Master Locksmith, you can be rest assured that your locksmith is licensed, qualified and skilled.
To become a member of the MLAA, a locksmith must prove that they are licensed to operate as a locksmith under the relevant state or territory legislation. Although these licenses differ slightly depending on your state of territory, they will all generally require a locksmith to undergo a police check.
Qualified to do way more than just cut keys
In most states and territories, a locksmith will have to possess a locksmithing qualification, in order to be able to obtain a license. These qualifications are used to distinguish a locksmith from a basic lock fitter. A locksmith is able to repair, install and service a locking system – that’s why an MLAA member should be your first choice for all security work around your home or business.
Highly skilled in their trade
Although the basic principles of a pin tumbler lock dates as far back as 4000 BC, the industry is constantly evolving to meet the needs and demands of modern life and time-poor consumers. The MLAA is dedicated to supporting their members' train and educate themselves on newer technologies such as smart locks, alarm systems, CCTV and access control systems.