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.
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.
all to pass
Anti-shim springbolt – See ‘Deadbolt’
Associated Locksmiths of America
Automotive Locksmith – A certified locksmith who is capable of addressing all motor vehicle locksmithing issues.
barrel and curtain
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 lock
Bobby pin – See ‘Hair pin’.
By-pass tool – Any tool that is used in order to gain entry in any way other than using the actual locking mechanism.
Cam lock – A locking mechanism designed cylindrical. The bolt will be the cam of the device.
cap (of the lock)
Casement door – A single or double door that constructed housing large panes of glass. A double door assembly is called a ‘French door’.
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chain bike lock
chain door lock
change key locks
clutch headed screw
close shackle padlock
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
cut cabinet lock
cylinder lock or latch
disc tumbler lock
double-acting lever tumbler
double cylinder deadlock
double feather spring
drilled-through spindle (for lock furniture)
drill-pin (sometimes pin)
drivers top pins
forced locking key
jimmy proof lock
lock snap gun
magnetic keyed lock
maison key system
The National Locksmith
National Safeman’s Organization
scotch spring lock
shear line (locksmithing)
shim (lock pick)
single-acting lever tumbler
slim jim (lock pick)
spring shackle padlock
straight cabinet lock
sub grand master key
sub master key
suite (of locks)
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.
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.
Xena disc lock
Z-Wave door locks – Electronic locking devices that eliminate the need of actual keys
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