Locksmith Glossary


Locksmith Phoenix Glendale AZ Areas. We serve the entire Phoenix AZ Metro area. Our Locksmith Glossary has been provided to help our customers better understand terms and terminology employed by Professional Locksmiths.

A

access control
ace lock
action
Active door – Also named ‘Active Leaf.’ This is 1 door of a pair of doors where only 1 door is first operational. This initial operational door is the active door. The second door is called the passive door. Most often the active door will also house the locking device of the double doors.
Adjacent key cut – This is an individual cut in the blade of a key where there are 2 or more cuts in place. This cut will be next to another cut.
alike change
all to pass
anti-friction latch
anti-pick latch
Anti-shim springbolt – See ‘Deadbolt’
anti-thrust bolt
anti-thrust plate
Associated Locksmiths of America
automatic deadlatch
Automotive Locksmith – A certified locksmith who is capable of addressing all motor vehicle locksmithing issues.
B
backplate
backset
bar
barrel and curtain
barrel bolt
barrel key
bathroom lock
berlin key
bicycle lock
bi-lock
Birmingham bar – A security device most often attached to the frame of a door on the inward side. This greatly helps to defend the door against ‘kick in’ attack type illegal entry.
bit key
bit key lock
bitting
blade
blank
Bobby pin – See ‘Hair pin’.
bolt
bolt head
bolt hole
bolt stump
bow
Bramah lock
break (locksmithing)
bump Key
burglar bars
By-pass tool – Any tool that is used in order to gain entry in any way other than using the actual locking mechanism.
C
cabinet lock
cam
Cam lock – A locking mechanism designed cylindrical. The bolt will be the cam of the device.
cap (of the lock)
car locksmith
case
Casement door – A single or double door that constructed housing large panes of glass. A double door assembly is called a ‘French door’.
casement window
case ward
Certified Master Locksmith
Certified Professional Locksmith
chain bike lock
chain door lock
chamber
change index
change key
change key locks
cheap locksmith
claw blot
clutch headed screw
close shackle padlock
code
collar
combination lock
commercial locksmith
concealed fixing (of locks or latches)
Control key – A device used to remove or replace a core cylinder allowing this to be removed without changing the entire device.
control shear line
control sleeve
cover
cross-bore
cross differ
cross rail
cut cabinet lock
cuts
cylinder
cylinder housing
cylinder key
cylinder lock or latch
cylinder rose
D
dead bolt
deadlatch
deadlock
deadlocking
deadlocking latch
depth
depth key
differs
disc lock
disc tumbler lock
door chain
door closer
door viewer
double-acting lever tumbler
double-bitted key
double cylinder
double cylinder deadlock
double feather spring
double locking
drilled-through spindle (for lock furniture)
drill-pin (sometimes pin)
drivers top pins
drop arm
E
external relocker
F
forced locking key
H
hair pin
household hardware
household items
I
ignition lock
interchangeable core
internal relocker
J
jimmy
jimmy proof lock
j lock
K
key
key code
key blank
key control
key relevance
key retainer
keys made
key switch
keycard lock
keyhole
L
lock
lock bumping
lock bypass
lockout
lockout service
lock picking
lock snap gun
locksmith
locksport
M
magnetic keyed lock
maison key system
master key
master keyed
master pins
mobile locksmith
mortise
mortice lock
motorcycle locksmith
N
The National Locksmith
National Safeman’s Organization
nightlatch
nozzle
O
one-sided lock
one-way action
P
pan
peg ward
pins
pin stack
pin tumbler
pipe key
plug
portable lock
R
rack bolt
Registered Locksmith
residential locksmith
re-keying
re-locking device
reversed bolt
rim lock
roller bolt
S
safe lock
safe-cracking
sash lock
servant key
scotch spring lock
shackle
shank
shear line (locksmithing)
shell
shim (lock pick)
shoot
shoulder
side wards
single-acting lever tumbler
skate key
skeleton key
sliding grilles
sliding lever
slim jim (lock pick)
snap gun
snib
spindle
spiral spring
spool pin
spoon
spring-loaded
spring shackle padlock
springbolt
springlatch
stile
stop knob
stop button(s)
straight cabinet lock
striking plate
sub grand master key
sub master key
suite (of locks)
T
talon
Throw – When a key is engaged in a deadbolt lock the deadbolt moves a particular distance in relationship to the turning of the key. This distance of movement is named the ‘throw.’
Till lock – An automatic cabinet locking system. The cabinet will immediately engage the locking mechinism when shut and requires a key to open each time.
Time lock – An electronic or mechanical device that allows the lock to be opened only during certain set times of the day or night.
Tip – Pertaining to a standard key. The very end or first part of a key that enters into a locking device.
Toe (of a shackle) – Portion of a padlock that may be taken from the lock.
Top master key – Master keyed locking system where separate keys are exclusive to differing lock systems except for the top master key. This keying device operates every separate lock on whichever level.
top pins
Tubular key cylinder – Any key cylinder where the tumblers have been designed in a circular fashion. This device will be operated only by a matching tublar key.
tubular lockset
tumbler
U
u lock
V
vehicle locksmith
X
Xena disc lock
Z
Z-Wave door locks – Electronic locking devices that eliminate the need of actual keys


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