TECH LOCK, Inc. announces First Collection Services’ achievement of TECH LOCK® Certified.  TECH LOCK® Certified is a holistic compliance assessment that combines multiple regulatory and industry standard control objectives into a single audit, saving time and money. TECH LOCK® Certified is focused on providing companies in the ARM industry an all-inclusive data security compliance validation.

“We place a high value on going through the due diligence to complete such a comprehensive audit and information security assessment to show our dedication to the protection of consumer information,” says Chris Dunkum, First Collection Services’ vice president.  “The TECH LOCK® Certified assessment also highlights the value we place on ensuring that we exceed our clients’ data security requirements and that we are protecting the chain of custody of that data at all points in time within our systems and physical sites.”

“First Collection Services is a long standing leader in the accounts receivable management industry,” says Todd Langusch, TECH LOCK’s president and chief executive officer.  “In today’s low margin and highly competitive ARM Industry, organizations need to think strategically and set themselves apart from the pack. FCS has done that with their cost effective innovative collections but more importantly through TECH LOCK® Certified, they have put themselves in the top 5% of agencies exceeding client data security requirements.

First Collection Services (FCS) has been a leader in the accounts receivable management industry since 1969. FCS serves some of America’s largest, mid-sized and smallest companies. The services we provide can be tailored to meet the needs of each of our customers. We are committed to providing cost-effective, innovative collections services that produce maximum recoveries at competitive fees, and we are dedicated to giving all of our clients the results and service they expect and deserve. FCS is privately held and nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit

TECH LOCK, Inc. is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) and Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV) focused on serving the ARM industry, including credit grantors, collection agencies, debt buyers, service organizations, healthcare providers and more. Tech Lock’s IT professionals all possess Fortune 100 and ARM industry experience. This makes Tech Lock uniquely skilled in serving the ARM industry as it relates to information technology, data security, and regulatory compliance. Compliance validation is performed in areas such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, Red Flags Rule, ISO 27002, FISMA (NIST 800-53), Nevada NRS 603a, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00, and CFPB Readiness. TECH LOCK is a service disabled veteran owned small business. For more information, please visit