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A thin piece of metal, usually with a concave portion, used with machine screws to fasten certain types of cylinders to a door
The distance between the center of a cross-bore and the bolt edge of a door or drawer
Balance (a combination)
To dial a combination 1 number high and 1 number low to verify a correct combination setting
n. a thimble shaped device in a safe door frame that a locking bolt extends into when the door is closed and the bolt(s) are extended
n. the part of a bolt that enters a strike
A mechanical device that extends and retracts the door bolt(s)of a safe, normally engaged by closing the door and disengaged by a time lock, 2. a mechanical device (usually electrically powered) that extends and retracts the bolt of a safe lock. It is commonly disengaged by an electronic input such as that from a keypad.
Bolt sensor switch
A switch installed to detect when a lock bolt is extended or retracted
A plate or plates mounted to the frame of a vault to provide equal gapping for each locking bolt
The part of a bolt retained in the lock case that contains the bolt slot and maintains bolt alignment
A U-shaped latch that pivots to encircle a strike projection
Cable wired remote relocker
A spring loaded relock, triggered by release of the attached wire
A lock or cylinder component which transfers the rotational motion of a key or cylinder plug to the bolt works of a lock 2. the bolt of a cam lock
A complete locking assembly in the form of a cylinder whose cam is the actual locking bolt
A surface mounted deadbolt designed to be moved by hand via a 90º bend in the bolt that serves as a handle
A key which operates only one cylinder or one group of keyed alike cylinders in a keying system, 2. any device that is used to mechanically or electronically allow resetting of certain key or combination locks, see also "reset key" #1
Changeable bit key
A key which can be recombinated by exchanging and/or rearranging portions of its bit or blade
The fence of a lever tumbler lock composed of multiple segments which may be set to various positions in order to change the combination of the lock
A lever tumbler typically made in two or more pieces which can be variably positioned with each other to change the effective location of the gate
A tumbler whose reference size can be changed mechanically without removal from the lock or cylinder
A designation assigned to a particular key combination for reference when additional keys or cylinders may be needed. See also, "blind code", "direct code", and "key symbol",standard for Life Safety, structural integrity, fire safety, etc., either incorporated into the statutes of a given jurisdiction, or a model standard
A key cut to a specific code rather than duplicated from a pattern key. it may or may not conform to the lock manufacturer's specifications
Code original key
A code key which conforms to the lock manufacturer's specifications
A lock which is operated by local input of a specific series or sequence of numbers or letters
A type of disc tumbler used in certain binary type disc tumbler key-in-knob looks. Its presence requires that a cut be made in that position of the operating key(s)
A wheel type tumbler in a combination lock
To select longer or shorter top pins, depending on the length of the rest of the pin stack, in order to achieve a uniform pin stack height
Usually a disc tumbler keyway used in master keying. It accepts keys of different sections whose blades contact different bearing surfaces of the tumblers.
A bolt, which requires a deliberate action to extend, and which resists end pressure in the
unlocking direction when fully extended
A lock which incorporates a deadbolt
Adj. pertaining to any feature which, when fully engaged, resists attempts to move the latch or bolt in the unlocking direction through direct pressure
A latch bolt with a deadlocking mechanism
Adj. pertaining to any type of non-active device applied for aesthetic purposes
A non-functional facsimile of a rim or mortise cylinder used for appearance only, usually to conceal a cylinder hole
An electro-mechanical strike, which secures or releases the latch via applied current
A lock which is controlled electrically
Electronic access control
Access control that uses electricity
In an electronic lock, a factory-set or user-set code or combination that will open the lock a predetermined number of times
Garage door lock
A rim lock mechanism designed for use on an overhead door, which mechanism has a spring loaded bolt which automatically locks the door's bolt mechanism
A notch cut into the edge of a tumbler to accept a fence or sidebar
A complete lock or latch assembly which incorporates a pitcher handle
High security cylinder
A cylinder which offers a greater degree of resistance to any two or more of the following:
picking, impressioning, key duplication, drilling or other forms of forcible entry
High security key
A key for a high security cylinder
Ignition key release
A button or other actuator which must be pushed before a vehicle's ignition key may be turned to the withdrawal position
The lock assembly associated with a vehicle's engine on-off switch and starter
Adj. pertaining to a lock having a bolt which interlocks with its strike
A properly combinated device which is, or most closely resembles, the device specifically intended by the lock manufacturer to operate the corresponding lock
Any material manufactured to the proper size and configuration which allows its entry into the keyway of a specific locking device. A key blank has not yet been combinated or cut.
A cabinet with hooks, velcro, or other means designed to store keys systematically
Adj. referring to a lock in which the combination can be changed through the use of a special key or tool without disassembling the lock
Key change wheel
A safe lock component that may have the orientation of its gate altered via a special key and process
A cylinder used in a key-in-knob lockset
Any lockset with a key operated cylinder in one or more knobs
Any lockset with a key operated cylinder in one or more lever handles
Adj. pertaining to a device operated by a mechanical key, as opposed to combination, electonics, etc.
Any device which prevents access or use by requiring special knowledge or equipment
A picking technique that utilizes a configured key forcefully impacted into the keyway
Adj. of or pertaining to a combination lock that is inoperable because the last number of a combination is set in the forbidden zone
Lock service package
A kit offered by the manufacturer or distributor of a product, which contains what he deems required to properly service the product
Any situation in which the normal operation of a lock or cylinder is prevented
A key made in two pieces. One piece is trapped in the keyway by the tumblers when inserted and blocks entry of any regular key. The second piece is used to remove the first piece.
A locking device, complete with trim, mounting hardware and strike
A person with the knowledge and ability to select, install, service and bypass all the components of an electrical or mechanical lock
Usually a cylindrical shaped tumbler, flat on both ends, placed between the top and bottom pin to create an additional shear line 2. a pin tumbler with multiple gates to accept a sidebar
A tube shaped sleeve located between the plug and shell of certain cylinders to create a second shear line. Normally the plug shear line is used for change key combinations and the shell shear line is used for master key combinations.
Master ring lock/cylinder
A lock or cylinder equipped with a master ring
A ward used in certain binary type disc tumbler key-in-knob locks, see also "master pin" #1, see also "stepped tumbler"
A flat semi flexible device which opens or closes a circuit when rated pressure is applied
To prepare by removing stock material from the edge of a door, drawer, frame or opening to create a recess which allows the flush fit or insetting of relevant lock or other hardware, cavity prepared by mortising,of or pertaining to a locking device designed to fit in a mortise preparation
A threaded cylinder typically used in mortise locks of American manufacture
Mortise exit device
An exit device designed for mortise installation
A lockset the case of which is designed to fit in a mortise in the edge of a door or drawer
Any switching device in an alarm system designed to be activated by a person in a panic situation. It creates an immediate alarm condition
A machine designed to impact all of the bottom pins of a pin tumbler lock at exactly the same time and thereby bounce the top pins beyond the shear line
A type of manipulation key, cut or modified to operate a lock or cylinder
To change the existing combination of a cylinder or lock
Re lock trigger
The part of a safe relocking device which causes the mechanism to activate
Any device intended to prevent normal opening of a safe as a result of an attack, two types are typically used, internal and external
A mechanism for permitting the unlocking of any lock device at a distance from the device
A key removable core which can only be installed in one type of cylinder housing; e.g., rim cylinder or mortise cylinder or key-in-knob lock
A cylinder which can be removed from a locking device by a key and/or tool
A cylinder typically used with surface applied locks and attached with a back plate and machine screws. It has a tailpiece to actuate the lock mechanism
Rim exit device
An exit device mounted on the door surface
A lock or latch typically mounted on the surface of a door or drawer
Rim vertical rod exit device
A vertical rod exit device mounted on the door surface
A substantial, secure container with varying degrees of security and/or fire resistance, used to store valuables against fire or theft
A typically key accessed container that requires dual key operation, usually located inside a vault
safe deposit lock
A lock that typically requires two separate keys to access a container
screen door lock
A lock designed for the thin stiles typically found on screen and storm doors
screw change (wheel)
A perforated tumbler that may have its combination set by placement of a screw in one of the perforations
A mortise lock knob assembly secured to the spindle without screws
An automotive key that operates all locks except storage compartments, on a vehicle where there is also a master key to operate all locks
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
An electronic system in some General Motors vehicles which uses a resistor pellet of varying value imbedded in a mechanical ignition key
A lock which prevents rotation of a wheel,lock which prevents removal of a wheel.
An assembly of combination wheels
A tool used to remove the steering wheel from a column
The American inventor of the pin tumbler mortise lock and its replaceable cylinder component.
a component designed to secure cylinders or turn disks in both sides of a mortise lock by means of a single setscrew.
Transponder keys are devices designed to transmit a radio signal from a handheld device to a remote receiver. They're most commonly used to unlock and start vehicles, We at Locksmith Buffalo NY caring most of the transponder keys.They're also used in things like gate openers and keyless entry systems.
Remote keyless entry fobs emit a radio frequency with a designated, distinct digital identity code.We at locksmith buffalo ny can programming most of the car keys! In as much as "programming" fobs is a proprietary technical process, it is typically performed by the automobile manufacturer. (In point of fact it is a computer in the car which is programmed in the process, not the fob itself.)
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