ALOA Institutional Locksmiths
a division of ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc.
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What is an Institutional Locksmith?
An Institutional locksmith is any locksmith or other professional responsible for the locks, door hardware, master key systems and/or physical and electronic security at a facility whose main purpose is not necessarily security.
Where Do AIL Members Work?
- Colleges and Universities
- Hospitals and Healthcare
- K-12 Public and Private Schools
- Hospitality and Gaming
- Prison and Detention
- Federal, State and Local Government
- Private companies involved in Research, Manufacturing or Facility Management
Are all Institutional Locksmiths Locksmiths?
Not necessarily. This is one of the unique aspects of Institutional Locksmithing. Although many in-house locksmiths are locksmiths by classic definition, others are not. Depending on the personnel structure of a particular institution, the staff assigned to install, repair and maintain the physical security systems may vary greatly by title. In some institutions, it may be a carpenter. In other facilities, it could be general maintenance personnel. Regardless of title, our members engage in locksmith work on a regular basis.
AIL also represents other security professionals that don’t maintain mechanical locking systems. Their focus is on electronic security, such as: electronic access control systems, video surveillance, alarm systems, parking controls, software and database management.