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ASA Acquires Management of SDRM

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that it will now manage the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM). The SDRM is a secure method to support immobilizer reset and key code distribution through traditional aftermarket support channels. It helps ensure that only registered security professionals can gain access to vehicle key codes.

Previously managed by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), the SDRM moves to ASA per the organization’s charter now that ALOA has relinquished its management responsibility. ASA has contracted David Lowell, former executive director of ALOA, to manage the project. Lowell will continue to run the SDRM on a day-to-day basis, working closely with ASA staff at its new headquarters in Colleyille, Texas.

“The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) SDRM has been a great benefit to all stakeholders including the OEMs, aftermarket repair facilities, locksmiths and consumers. I look forward to working with ASA and the opportunity to continue to be directly involved in providing this valuable service. As we look to the future, there are many opportunities for expanding the use of the SDRM including theft-related parts, tools and other vehicle security-related items,” said Lowell.

The Secure Data Release Model, developed by the NASTF Vehicle Security Committee, continues to be the industry solution to what was previously a service information gap. Development of the SDRM began in 2003 and was fully implemented in January 2008, bringing multiple components together including the automaker interfaces and the National Insurance Crime Bureau interface. Since its launch, ALOA and ASA have held joint responsibility for overseeing the SDRM. ALOA took the lead in developing the SDRM registry interface, and managing the registry and registration process.

“As the SDRM takes on new responsibilities – including vehicle module initialization and theft-related parts programs – ASA is ready and eager to play a larger role in the growth of the SDRM,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president and NASTF chairman.

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