Locksmithing

Locksmithing

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By (author) Bill Phillips

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 430 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 23mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071622756
  • ISBN 13: 9780071622752
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 773,738

Product description

An Updated Guide to Locksmithing Filled with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, charts, and checklists, this updated locksmithing resource covers locking mechanisms used in today's residential, automotive, commercial, and electronic security devices. Whether you want to install a home security system or start a successful locksmithing business, you'll find what you need in this book. Details about licensing and certifications and a sample Registered Professional Locksmith exam are included. Locksmithing, Second Edition covers: Warded, lever tumbler, disc tumbler, side bar wafer, and pin tumbler locks Locksmithing tools Key-in-knob, deadbolt, and cylinder key mortise locks High-security cylinders Pushbutton combination locks Lock picking, impressioning, and forced entry Masterkeying Safe basics and drilling open safes Bumping keys Key coding machines Closed circuit television systems Access control, alarms, and system integration

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Author information

Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety andSecurity Professionals, and author of numerous security-related books, includingMcGraw-Hill's The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Sixth Edition and Locksmith and Security Professionals' Exam Study Guide. His articles have appeared in Consumers Digest, Crime Beat, Home Mechanix, Keynotes (trade journal of the Associated Locksmiths of America), Locksmith Ledger International, The Los Angeles Times, Safe & Vault Technology, Security Dealer, Special Reports, and other periodicals. Phillips has worked throughout the U.S. as a locksmith, safe technician, and alarm systems installer. He is currently a security consultant and freelance writer.

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The Business of Locksmithing; Chapter 2. Basic Types of Locks and Keys; Chapter 3. Key Blanks and Key Blank Directories; Chapter 4. Warded, Lever Tumbler, Disc Tumbler, and Side Bar Wafer Locks; Chapter 5. Pin Tumbler Locks; Chapter 6. Locksmithing Tools; Chapter 7. Key-in-Knob, Deadbolt, and Cylinder Key Mortise Locks; Chapter 8. High-Security Cylinders;Chapter 9. Pushbutton Combination Locks; Chapter 10. Lock Picking, Impressioning, and Forced Entry; Chapter 11. Masterkeying; Chapter 12. Safe Basics; Chapter 13. Drilling Open Safes; Chapter 14. Bumping Keys; Chapter 15. Key Coding Machines; Chapter 16. Automotive Lock Servicing; Chapter 17. Closed Circuit Television Systems; Chapter 18. Access Control, Alarms, and System Integration; Chapter 19. Working as a Locksmith; Chapter 20. Test Your Knowledge; Locksmithing FAQs; Appendix A: Lockset Function Charts; Appendix B: Comparative Key Blank List;Appendix C: Depth and Space Charts;Appendix D: ANSI/BHMA Finish Numbers; Glossary;Index