MLA is the leading trade association for the locksmithing industry. A truly not-for-profit organisation promoting the skill and integrity of its approximately 1,400 members. It was established over 60 years ago to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing. Recognised as the authoritative body for locksmithing by the Police, Home Office, British Standards Institute (BSI), The Risk Insight, Strategy and Control Authority -RISCAuthority (formally IPCRes, the UK property insurers` technical group) and Building Research Establishment (BRE). The MLA also has a subsidiary company, Sold Secure, which performs certification of security products via manual attack testing.