Can you say Swashbuckling?
The Society of Professional Locksmiths has gone on a deep sea discovery adventure with Mr. Jon Carpenter of the Department of Materials Conservation, Shipwreck Galleries, Western Australia Museum .
A search for answers from the shipwreck of the HMS Pandora, which is known for its capture and imprisonment of mutineers from the HMAV Bounty, uncovers an exciting discovery of a padlock which could be the key to what went on inside Pandoras Box during the shipwreck of the HMS Pandora.
For those who want to skip the technical information, you can find the Conclusion on Page 8.
Acknowledgements, Page 10 - Tom Lynch, Society of Professional Locksmiths (interpretation of padlock mechanisms and nomenclature)
Home Invasion Prevention Expert Jordan Frankel Introduces the "Find A Locksmith" Feature on the Global Security Experts, Inc. Website
Global Security Experts Inc. and renowned home security expert, Jordan Frankel is proud to announce a alliance with The Society of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL) to assist consumers in locating honest and qualified locksmiths nationwide.
Coinciding with the partnership, Frankel has added a “Find a Locksmith” feature to the Global Security Experts, Inc. website, allowing homeowners to find a trusted member of the SOPL nearest them.
To learn more, click on the link below!
Just when you thought that Locksmith trade shows were becoming boring with lower attendance, the SOPL shatters that belief and makes it fun to attend! Professional locksmiths recently packed the SOPL exhibit during the NCLA Regional Security Trade Show in Concord, N.C. wanting to learn about new and exciting opportunities.
Attendees had opportunities to win one of many prizes worth thousands of dollars simply by playing fun games and engaging the exhibitors about their products.
The one thing that kills a trade show is people who walk around with their heads down and exhibitor spokespersons not doing their job and getting their attention. The SOPL is considered the most progressive, creative, and emerging locksmith organization, and is getting that attention!
Have you ever wanted to tell someone to "Go Scratch", well the SOPL does, and we mean it! One of the worst things to witness at a trade show is people who are found walking around with their hands out looking for "freebies", without any care to engage the exhibitors or learn about new products or services that could grow their business.
The SOPL and participating exhibitors gave away all kinds of products, including Access Control, Grade 1 Hardware, Masterkey Software, Door Frame Reinforcement, Transponder Keys, Neuter Bow Keys and even a Key Machine. Before any locksmith could get these freebies, they had to Go Scratch!
Attending a trade show is a 50/50 responsibility or relationship between attendees and exhibitors. Talk with the exhibitors, hear their presentation, and you get a chance to Go Scratch with a 50/50 chance of being an instant winner!
Get in the ZONE!
Don't be a loser, get in the zone, DropZone that is. If your not an instant winner, you may win an opportunity to play the Plinko game board to see where your luck falls. Every locksmith who finds themselves not in the zone can place the scratch cards into a drawing bowl and keep the fun going while meeting exhibitors and learning about the products which can help you be a winner!
Be a part of the future, be a part of the SOPL. We are in it to win it, are you?
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Barry Campbell Becomes Director of Operations Society of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL)
Society of Professional Locksmiths announces Barry Campbell of Altic Lock Service Indianapolis, Indiana as the new Director of Operations starting January 1st, 2014.
“Barry has proven himself to be a strong advocate for the good members of the SOPL and on issues impacting the livelihoods of those in our craft. ” Tom Lynch, Founder of the SOPL said. “Serving as the Managing Director, Barry dedicated himself in keeping the organization on track, he exhibited educated and skillful debate, common sense reasoning and strong leadership skills, all of which is needed to navigate this organization into the future. I am confident in his credentials and experiences to maintain the highest standards of our organization.”
Contact Director of Operations Barry Campbell at email email@example.com or by telephone (317) 490-1469 or visit www.sopl.us for more details.
Please welcome Barry and post your comments below.
"The Society of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL) promotes the educational advancements and economic interests of its members. It is committed to improving conditions and raising standards through the delivery of education and peer review."
It is a professional organization that embraces all levels of skill and expertise. Through education and support, the Society provides its members the skills needed to succeed.
The SOPL provides a voice for its members who are faced with unreasonable entrepreneurial interference.
"Everything they do is top shelf! Attending the SOPL Expo in NY was the best time I ever had."
Steve Goldstein - GKL Products, Herald CA
The Society of Professional Locksmiths is "Unleashing the Beast in 2011"
As part of the initiatives I set into motion for the society, there is the "steering committee." Up until now member contributions and input came in enthusiastically by members and collated and executed by myself or our team members system administrator Harvey Arkawy of www.rabbitsoft.us. myself and Mr. Mark Hedspeth, the IT Guy and good friend.
A formal steering committee is now assembling to approach the positive demand for more of what the SOPL can do to help the locksmith community and to implement more industry involvement. This collective body will consist of recognized industry contributors, mom & pop locksmiths and just about anyone else who has the energy and creative enthusiasm to "make things happen."
The SOPL is not a dinosaur who is stuck in mud and there will be no massive grid lock in the form of a "board" where politics are played. The goal of the steering committee is to get things done and do so with rapid consensus and execution using technology along with PEER resources from within the locksmith industry.
The New Year is quickly approaching and I look forward to having this new steering committee on board and formally announced. Change is a positive thing if they implement changes to the work already put into the SOPL and it makes it better, then I look forward to my vacation!