ELF is the Federation of European national locksmith associations. It was founded in 1984 by Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. Today there are 18 national associations representing 1600 companies, 10,500 locksmiths and 17 supporting manufacturers/distributors. The organisation is made up of a board of 16 directors (one from each national association) that elects a president and two vice presidents every two years. The office is located in Helsinki. Each year, ELF hosts an annual convention in different member countries with an exhibition, education classes and social events, as well as two board meetings.
The purpose of ELF is to:
APECSS - Associação Portuguesa de Chaves e Sistemas de Segurança, is a non-profit association established to promote the level of skills and ethics within the locksmith industry. Our nationwide accredited professional member companies commercialize all types of keys (home, auto and safe), security products, such as locks, armoured doors, safes, access control and provide high quality home, safes and auto locksmithing services.
Safety is our main concern!
Our mission is to;
Represent and speak for the locksmith/security industry
Unite and expand the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other related locksmith/security organizations
Encourage and promote loyalty to the profession
Ensure professional conduct, excellence and ethics
Create a public demand for professional locksmith services
Cooperate in advancing the best interest of the locksmithing industry
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