Society of Professional Locksmiths launches new Merchant Verification Compliance program with Pro Compliance, Inc. of San Diego County, CA., with the intent to verify the physical location of locksmith businesses and provide document inspections pertaining to its legitimacy.
Locksmith businesses who participates in this process becomes a verified merchant which distinguishes them from unscrupulous scammers. Consumers will know that a locksmith in compliance is fully screened and has a business address confirmed to be legitimate. Physical business inspections by third party insured Pro Complaint inspectors will include, but not limited to various aspects of business verifications that include photographs of the business and owner in front of business or service vehicle, as well as visual inspections of business documents. Continued monitoring of the locksmiths insurance certificate will also be provided, to ensure their insurance remains in full force.
“This is an industry unification program for all locksmiths, not just members of the SOPL. Pioneered by the SOPL, we are inviting everyone to participate regardless of affiliations. ” Tom Lynch, Founder of the SOPL said. “It provides evidence that a business has a legitimate establishment at the provided address whether it is a retail space or a home based mobile operator. ” Terri Lee, President and CEO of Pro Compliance says “ This valuable tool the SOPL has implemented is now a standard operating procedure which not only assists the locksmith business industry, it will increase consumer confidence for the industry. We applaud the SOPL for stepping up to offer this regulation in this industry.”
“Consumers, manufacturers and national service companies have a lot of jobs and referrals for our industry. Their fear of someone being an unidentified scammer has limited the legitimate locksmiths growth opportunities. That problem has now been resolved”, Lynch says. “This initiative exemplifies self regulation. The SOPL will continue to accept new locksmiths entering the craft who aspire to become compliant, but they will not be given the seal of approval or benefit from consumer exposure or industry referrals until such time of merchant verification.”
“The industry has been desperately seeking bold leadership, and the SOPL has done just that!”, Barry Cambell Director of Operations, said.
To register your company to become compliant, please contact Pro Compliance Source at 760-602-2901 or www.ProComplianceSource.Com. Or contact www,SOPL.us for more information.
Tom Lynch, CRL