Episode 129

Lock Labs, AutoProPad, and NASTF with Mo Ali [E129]

Mo Ali from Lock Labs discusses the challenges facing the automotive locksmith industry due to new credential requirements for accessing the immobilizer functions on aftermarket tools. Mo also discusses the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and the Vehicle Security Professional credentials. It's not just about cutting keys; it's about navigating a maze of electronics, modules, and regulations. 

Show Notes

  • NASTF and Vehicle Security Professional credentials (00:02:32
  • Impact of the credential requirement (00:03:54
  • Role of NASTF and implications of the new requirements (00:09:14
  • Debate on key programming (00:11:44
  • Potential consequences of the new credential requirements (00:14:28
  • VSP Credentials and Key Cutting (00:18:54
  • Implications of Key Making Outside Locksmiths (00:22:21
  • Predictions for the Locksmith Industry (00:24:20
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Locksmiths (00:29:40
  • Perception of Locksmiths and Technicians (00:32:41
  • Forced Collaboration and Industry Changes (00:33:27)
  • Complexities of Key Making (00:37:01
  • EPA Regulation and Emissions-Related Information (00:39:23
  • Acquiring Immobilizer Data (00:50:55
  • The learning process and lack of knowledge (00:51:50
  • Security measures and protecting investments (00:52:45
  • Government intervention and industry governance (00:56:58
  • Advocacy and industry collaboration (00:57:59
  • Engagement with NASTF and advocating for changes (01:00:01)
  • Progress and understanding in industry changes (01:02:48

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.