The Locksmith's Creed

A Locksmith always remembers his public trust. With him rests the security of property and fortune. As a public guardian he shuns the dishonest, the wicked and the avaricious. For thousands of years he and his predecessors have placed trust and honor above temptation. His honesty is incorruptible. His allies are the custodians of law and order. He is an artist at his trade and the symbol of skill and integrity to the world.

- M. Leonard Singer

"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith." - Albert Einstein

AB759 update page (LINK)

On Tuesday 1/4/14 we spent the day in Sacramento meeting with Assembly Person Daly's legislative aide, the lobbyists for ADT and the California Alarm Association and numerous other legislators.  Our goals was to both educate them on the problems than arise when alarm techs work on exit doors in the means of egress without proper knowledge and  training in life safety codes. and hardware, and to again try to forge proper language for AB759.  We believe we succeeded in achieving both goals.

Within days, ADT submitted another change to the language.

After considering ADT’s change submitted after our draft agreement on Tuesday, we thought it would be good to support our agreements made on Tuesday with clarifying language (code references)

If you want to be involved, please contact us.  If you want to support the process by helping to defer costs, please donate below using by the PAYPAL link or send a check! 

Original post:

AB759 - this is an amendment to allow all alarm company employees to do locksmithing in California. The Locksmith code would be modified to allow alarm companies with a BSIS alarm license to install locks without an BSIS locksmith license.  Essentially, license locksmiths would need to adhere to over 30 pages of consumer protection legislation and licensed alarm techs would be able to perform the same lock work but with the exemption alarm techs would be exempt from the locksmith consumer protection legislation!

In other words, this is a “gut and fill” on another bill that was passed out of the Assembly; it was a bill for, and titled, Private Patrol Operators.  .   

As of 1/13/14, the bill has passed the BP&ED (Business & Professions) committee conditioned upon the  Assembly member Daly making a good faith effort to develop amendments that work for the Locksmiths as well as the Alarm industry.  If not then he is obligated to bring it back to the committee.  

There are numerous other steps in the process.  The CLA has retained the lobbyist firm of Desmond & Desmond to ensure that the process is vetted properly.  This is an expensive process and donations are greatly appreciated!  The easiest way is to use the PAYPAL DONATE button, but checks are great too!


SB750 - Key Code Access for Locksmiths - VETOED by Governor Brown 9/25/12

The California Assembly passed SB750 for the sole benefit of BMW, but Governor Brown vetoed the measure.

BMW and all automobile manufacturers must share key codes with California's locksmiths. 

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