Locksmithing Terminology

Deadlock

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Locksmithing Terminology | 0 comments

Deadlocks & Deadbolts A lock which is key operated either side.  –  If a deadlock is installed and an intruders breaks in through a window they must leave via that window as a key is needed to exit through your deadlocked door.

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Keyed Alike

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Locksmithing Terminology | 0 comments

Key Alike – Keyed Alike When your one key works multiple locks. – Any good locksmith will offer to key alike all locks or as many as possible which provides you with convenience & increased security.

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What is a Locksmith?

»Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Locksmithing Terminology | 0 comments

A locksmith is a security professional who does a great deal more than “Pick locks on doors”. In fact, except for those locksmiths who specialize in emergency work only, picking locks is NOT a major part of a locksmiths business. A locksmith: Knows how to re-key locks and when it is appropriate to do so, repair or replace broken locks, install new locks, formulate master key systems, install and repair door closers, cut multiple types of keys. Knows life safety and fire regulations as pertains to doors and locking systems. Usually can repair doors which are not opening and closing properly. Usually can change safe combinations. Knows how various locking mechanisms operate and how to defeat them if necessary. Knows what hardware is available, and what...

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Master Keys & Restricted Key Systems

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Locksmithing Terminology | 0 comments

Master Keys & Restricted Keys allow for a Single Key to access to multiple locked areas with differing locks. Most popular in Commercial applications, Master Key and Restricted Key systems are a way to simplify your security and allow customised access control for different areas of your business. Master Keys allow single-key access to multiple locks by rekeying all locks for that access level to fit the same key. Restricted Master Key Systems serve the same purpose, but with the added security that all keys which are keyed to fit the system are listed and printed with a code , and any locksmith asked to make copies of such a key has to verify the customer with management to ensure employees of the company cannot copy a master key without express...

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Rekeying / Locks Rekeyed

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Locksmithing Terminology | 0 comments

Rekeying / Locks Rekeyed / “getting the locks changed” Rekeying is the process of changing out a lock barrel, or modifying the tumbler configuration of a lock barrel, so that it matches a supplied key or new set of keys. In residential terms this process is generally called “changing the locks“, and people are often overheard saying; “We had a break-in – we’re getting the locks changed“. In the case of burglary, lost keys or stolen keys, it is safe practise to change your locks, and have new keys supplied for household members / landlord / property agent / employees. While this may not always be rekeying (sometimes a full lock hardware replacement is necessary), the process may involve rekeying existing hardware to...

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