ALOA Announces New Name, Broader Strategic Approach

Dallas, TX - ALOA, an international association of security professionals, announces its new name, ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc. The name change - which became official on Jan. 1, 2013 - better reflects the association's focus, which has broadened beyond "traditional" locksmiths to also encompass electronic locksmiths, automotive locksmiths, and other security professions related to access control.

"By adding 'Security Professionals' to our name, we expand our view for the future," explains ALOA SPAI President Tom Demont, AHC, CAI, CFDI, CFL, CMIL, CML, CPS, ARL. "And by keeping 'ALOA' in the forefront of our name, we stay grounded in our past and assure that we don't lose the name recognition and reputation that we've built over many years."

 ALOA SPAI Executive Director Mary A. May explains that ALOA SPAI serves as an "umbrella" for the association's various divisions, or areas of excellence: locksmithing (ALOA), safe and vault technology (SAVTA: Safe and Vault Technicians Association) and forensics (IAIL: International Association of Investigative Locksmiths). "These three areas will continue to grow, helping us build a stronger security industry," she adds.

 ALOA members voted in early December 2012 to approve the new Association By-Laws.

ALOA SPAI, an international association of security professionals, is dedicated to ensuring professional excellence and ethics; creating a public demand for professional security services; representing and speaking for the security industry; and expanding the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other security-related organizations to preserve and enhance the security industry. For more information, visit