Master Locksmith Association News

Master Locksmiths Association’s Dr Steffan George recommends home security resolutions for 2017

Dusk-till-dawn lights deter thieves and alert neighbours to any unwelcome activity With the New Year, comes the chance to make a fresh start. Many of us make a bid to drop bad habits and pick up those which will increase our health and happiness, but one important practice which we rarely focus on is checking and maintaining our home security. According to Dr Steffan George, Development Director of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), a trade association for the locksmith...

Master Locksmiths Association pledges support for DHF's Gate Safety Week, 2016

DHF ‘s Gate Safety Week focuses on the dangers posed by badly installed, poorly maintained automated gates The Master Locksmiths Association, the UK's leading trade association for the locksmith industry, has pledged its support for a rapidly growing campaign to make unsafe automated gates a thing of the past. The MLA is amongst many influential groups in the security, enforcement, inspection, education and safety sectors which are backing Gate Safety Week (October 10 -...

The Master Locksmith Association Development advises on summer holiday security and safety checks for schools

The summer holidays are the ideal time for maintenance work, both to the building itself and to security installations Theft, vandalism and arson attacks are common occurrences in school buildings during the holidays, but with adequate planning and security measures in place, risks can easily be minimised. It’s also a great time to check over security and safety, and indeed get security upgraded in preparation for pupils returning. Dr Steffan George, Development Director...

The Master Locksmith Association shares advice on garden security and best practices

Maintenance is very important in terms of security. Damaged locks & chains are things opportunist thieves look out for According to recent research by The Crime Prevention Website, one in three households have a shed that is easy to break into, providing a prime target for thieves looking for a high value opportunity, or even tools to gain access your home. Dr Steffan George, Development Director of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) – the leading trade associat...

Master Locksmith Association offers advice on facility management, safety and security

Electronic access control systems can often also be integrated into “time and attendance” recording devices With the vast amount of people visiting large public sector buildings on a day-to-day basis, security is paramount. The facility must be managed correctly to limit criminal activity, injury and costly claims. Conducting detailed security checks To ensure the facility you are in charge of is as secure as possible whilst not impeding safety, executing thoroug...

ASSA ABLOY hosts MLA locksmith apprentice open day at Portobello site, West Midlands

The apprentice scheme is focusing on thedevelopment of skills amongst the nextgeneration of locksmiths ASSA ABLOY hosted a successful locksmith apprentice open day at its Portobello site in the West Midlands, as part of its commitment to the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) apprenticeship scheme and future of the locksmithing industry. Focus on developing skills Launched last year by Skills for Security and the MLA in partnership with ASSA ABLOY the apprentice sc...

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions exhibits latest locking solution at MLA Expo 2015

UNION StrongBOLT and ASSA ABLOY’s DC700G-FT Security Door Closer exhibited at the event ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions had a successful year at the MLA Exhibition, held at the International Centre, Telford. UNION StrongBOLT demonstrated UNION, an ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions brand, exhibited its new and innovative locking solutions, including the UNION StrongBOLT® range, known for its su...

SALTO and partner EMS Distribution to exhibit Clay wireless locking solution at MLA Expo 2015

Clay is a secure cloud based wireless locking solution that provides locksmiths with a smart access control system SALTO Systems, together with partner EMS Distribution, will be presenting Clay by SALTO on Stand 217 at this year’s MLA Expo, at Telford International Centre 2 – 4 October. In a world where everything is getting smarter, people are looking for new solutions that make sense in an increasingly digital world. They want to substitute mechanical locks with...