FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION: 12/19/13
Society of Professional Locksmiths Launch Product Tester Program
Society of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL) launches a new program for its members who have registered to act as product testers. Members will randomly be selected to receive product or services from participating manufacturers, distributors and product innovators in exchange for their independent published evaluation.
“This is an exciting and exclusive program arranged by the SOPL and cooperating companies. ” Tom Lynch, Founder of the SOPL said. “The professional locksmiths voice has value, and these companies recognize it. I give the companies participating a lot of credit and believe they will be rewarded in a variety of ways.”
“This is going to be fun and interesting. Our product testers have no idea of what they may receive or when. It is another win-win program developed by the SOPL and I love it! ”, Barry Cambell Director of Operations.
Contact Director of Operations Barry Campbell at email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (317) 490-1469 or visit www.sopl.us for more details.
"I have made more money as a direct and indirect result of being an SOPL member than three other locksmith groups combined."
I have been a locksmith for the over 32 years. I have been a member of PALS, ALOA, CLA, & SOPL. I am also the founder & owner of Total Access Security, Southern California's premier locksmith/security company. We service the Southland's locksmith and security needs, specializing in electronic access control and system integration.
We are certified in SOPL Vehicle Security Technician (VST). Emerge, Kantech Corporate level, HubMax, ICC structured wiring, Medeco, Dorma Certified Tech and SKC, Paxton-Access, DSC alarm systems, Aiphone and more. I have experience in all areas of locksmithing.
Skip Locke - Total Access Security, Southern California
"The SOPL has singularly done more to increase my locksmith income in the past 1.5 years than ALOA has over the past 10."
Charles Herbert Eastwood - Locksmith Charlie, Hesparia. CA. / Phoenix AR.
"I am grateful for the hard work and exemplary service provided by Tom Lynch and the SOPL team. They not only helped us organize and better manage our operation, but have provided us tools to look at our business more strategically through membership."
Bryan Patrick's Locksmith is a 24 hour 7 days a week mobile locksmith company since 2009 in the Walt Disney World area of Central Florida. A sister company of Patrick's Locksmiths serving the Four Corners, Polk, Lake, Orange and Osceola Counties since 1988. Locally owned and operated. Their technicians are carefully screened for safety and security.
They are a Schlage Everest/Primus certified company. They have been trained in masterkeying systems, SFIC, architectural, American with Disabilities ADA compliant hardware, Kaba University E-Plex certification, Enterprise Software, Kaba Peaks, Medeco High Security Locks, MARKS USA for the 175 Bio Lock and IQue Series, Kaba Mas, LaGard Combo Pro Series and Audit Guard electronic safe locks and electronic security by Assa Abloy. Members of the Sargent Greenleaf Tech Network. Bryan Patrick's Locksmith is an expert in Life Safety, Fire related Codes as it pertains to exit devices, electrified hardware and Green Building by DORMA Mfg.
Bryan Patrick's Locksmiths is very well trusted and respect in the Walt Disney World area of Central Florida. When calling them you will speak directly to a Professional Locksmith.
Bryan Patrick Gatward - Bryan Patrick's Locksmith, Orlando Florida
"As a new locksmith business owner myself, I think the Society of Professional Locksmiths is an excellent resource. Nobody here is a jerk or condescending or any of that. I know if I ask a question I will get a good answer and not be treated as a noob or an outsider or an idiot."
Brandt Anderson - Jefferson County Locksmith
Being a part of the Society of Professional Locksmiths has been a tremendous help to expanding my business, and my knowledge as a locksmith. There are quite a few points to that, not just one or two things that have helped. I have been able to establish connections with fellow locksmiths all across the country, and from time to time ran into unusual situations that they have helped me with.
The forums have been a great way that we have been able to share information on everything from new products, security concerns, tips and tricks, and unique work a rounds from unusual situations that members have come across.
When I was first starting, I traveled from Indiana to New York, and met up with Tom Lynch the Founder of the society, and had a great time learning all kinds of tiny tricks that have helped in the field, as well as a giant leap forward when he gave me all kinds of tools, parts and even a key code cutting machine and he asked for nothing in return. With his help I launch my business. If it had not been for that, I would have had a much more difficult time getting started.
I have also had the pleasure of working with Barry Campbell in Indianapolis on several jobs and developing a solid friendship. There has been several times that I have been able to reach out and touch base with them on questions, and have even gotten calls from other locksmiths asking me questions about how to do unusual fixes. There have been lots of leads on new products that I am able to now carry, which I would not have known of if it had not been for the SOPL.
Chris Chambers - Columbus Key
SOPL locksmiths proudly wear their beautifully embroidered membership patch. When you need a professional locksmith - look for the SOPL seal of approval.
Why the Society of Professional Locksmiths is the Better Choice - A Hunch State Where Good Ideas Come From!
What makes the SOPL the better choice for locksmiths to be a member? That is simple, It is a "Hunch State" where all ideas are good ideas and the locksmiths ideas and voice are respected and heard. A place where collaboration of creative and critical thinking exists and connectivity is the driving force that makes the smallest of concepts succeed. Our members work together to improve each others experience and create what others say cannot be done or can't do.
Members are innovators who work for the greater good in a pedagogical society and they get things done! They exist in an environment that works for everyone of all levels, experience and segments of the industry. While others claim they cannot serve all their members with one program, the SOPL seems to achieve just that! The locksmith is not abandoned in this organization, they are not put into categories or segregated. They co-exist as one, as professional locksmiths.
One program serving entrepreneurs, institutional, safe & vault, automotive, electronic access and other specialized fields all rolled into a unified community of refreshing new ideas. A place where we just don't say we care, we demonstrate it.
C - Communicate with members
A - Address the problems
R - Respond promptly
E - Execute the solutions
Join the Society of Professional Locksmiths today!
When the SOPL first began to offer a "members area", it was available for open participation and a no cost membership. After a long period of time this opportunity ended and those professional locksmiths who signed up before the cut off date and completed their profiles now have their membership expiration date "reset" to reflect another year at no cost to them. So as the New Year roles around, you all have a fresh start to go along with those FREE training classes. As the saying goes, you snooze - you lose!