The Locksmith’s Association of South Africa is the representative body for the locksmithing industry in the country: the industry is regulated by an Act of Parliament and falls under the auspices of the Private Security Industry Regulatory authority. Lasa has branches in the Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Province and Western Cape.
The Locksmithing Authority Particular reference is made to the need for the restriction of key cutting equipment and other specialist professional tools which, in the wrong hands, become weapons for the criminal. All Locksmiths are required by this Act (Act 56 of 2001) to register with PSIRA.
The expertise of this Association is in its members' specialized knowledge and experience and it is for this reason that LASA has provided specialist knowledge to give guidance to the Insurance Surveyors' technical sub-committee for the grading of locks.
The Association was started by a group of locksmiths in 1974 and has grown to be the representative body for the locksmith industry in South Africa. The association is governed by an constitution and has 8 classes of membership. LASA has branches in the Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Province and Western Cape. LASA is the officially recognized National organization that represents the Locksmiths Industry and deals with all issues relevant to the Locksmiths Industry at National and Government level e.g. The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) LASA and its Members have the support of Manufacturers and Suppliers.