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For Immediate Release

New Licensing Regulations Coming Into Effect in Alberta, Spring 2010

 

The Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta (PLAA) is pleased to announce new licensing regulations to come into force in Alberta, Canada on or about June 1, 2010. Alberta’s new Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA) is the result of several years of review of the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act, including industry consultations in which the PLAA participated heavily. The new act encompasses section 353 of the Criminal Code of Canada (essentially a license to carry lock picking tools) and expands it into a license to offer Locksmith services. Licensees will be subject to: Criminal Record Check requirements; a consumer complaint mechanism; and, beginning one year after the act comes into force, new applicants for Locksmith licenses will be subject to training requirements. The required training will be in accordance with Alberta’s Apprenticeship & Industry Training Act. 

 

The PLAA welcomes this change as one which will serve to improve overall confidence in Alberta’s Locksmiths.

 

Application forms for licenses under the new act are available now. More information can be found at www.securityprograms.alberta.ca or by calling (877) 432-0791.

 

Leigh Doucette

President

Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta

 

The Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta (PLAA) is a professional association dedicated to the betterment of the security industry as a whole and the Locksmith trade in particular. More information can be found at www.plaa.org or by calling David Kennedy at (403) 948-9997 or (877) 765-7522.

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

Date:               March 22, 2007

Contact:         C. Shaun Lovell, CJL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

Recent Publicity of “Bump Keying”

 

The Professional Locksmiths Association of Alberta (PLAA) is concerned about a possible increased threat to public security & safety caused by recent publicity of a lock cylinder defeating technique called “Bump Keying”.

 

 

Bump Keying is a technique that involves the use of a specially configured key in conjunction with a simple manual dexterity skill that is easily demonstrated on video. It is effective on conventional pin tumbler cylinders and each specially configured key works only on the brand and series of cylinder for which it was designed.

 

 

The technique has been widely known among professional Locksmiths for many years, but is not a popular technique with Locksmiths because it offers no advantages over conventional lock picking methods.

 

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