Society of Professional Locksmiths Managing Director Barry Campbell works with Angie's List to properly inform the consumers about locksmith scams.
Barry hits a home run by ensuring a proper explanation and reasonable portrait of the issues regarding consumer awareness of possible scams. Unlike other news reports and locksmith organizations who intentionally inject failed licensing agendas and "price fixing" rates into media reports and public service announcements, Barry has helped provide a more balanced explanation about how prices may vary and why.
Not all locksmith service providers utilize marked vehicles and for good reason. Not all locksmith wear uniforms as prescribed by Angie's List. In fact, if you watch the video by Angie's List, you can see one locksmith wearing a Colts football "hoodie." I wasn't aware the Colts had their own locksmith! Plumbers, electricians and many other service providers do not wear uniforms.
Consumers who choose a member of the Society of Professional Locksmiths for service can easily verify their identity, photo, location and membership status by their identification card. On the front of the identification card they will find a photograph of the member along with their name, date of when they joined, and the seal of the SOPL. On the backside, the consumer will see that the locksmith has had a background check. The Society of Professional Locksmiths member ID card also has 3 other features which provide the consumer more verification points to reference.
A QR Code can be scanned with a smart phone which will link the consumer, police or anyone else to a webpage showing the locksmith's membership status, a corresponding picture to confirm against the one on the front of the card, business information and business location regardless if operating from a retail location, or a residence. The cards also have authenticity markers including holograms, and or ultra violet technology.
Use your smart phone to scan the QR Code below
Join the Society of Professional Locksmiths today!
Tom Lynch, CRL