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Locksmithing & Types of LocksLocksmithing & Types of Locks1An important part of locksmithing includes fitting and replacement of keys and modern locksmiths are primarily involved in the installation of high quality lock-sets and the design, implementation & management of keying and key control systems.

LocksmithingA locksmith may specialize in one aspect of the skill, such as an automotive lock specialist, a master key system specialist or a safe technician.

Many also act as security consultants, but not all security consultants have the skills and knowledge of a locksmith.


Fastening device that is released by physical object e.g. keys. It may be a mechanical or electronic device and a key, keycard, fingerprint, RFID card, security token etc act as releasing device that follows a specific pattern or combination.LOCK is aLOCK is a


PHYSICAL KEY OPERATED LOCKSELECTRONIC KEY OPERATED LOCKSWarded LockKeycard Lock Pin Tumbler LockSmart LockWafer Tumbler LockDisc Tumbler Lock or Abloy Lock Lever Tumbler Lock

Aset of obstructions, or wards, to prevent the lock from opening unless the correct key is inserted is used in warded locks. A well-designed skeleton key can successfully open a wide variety of warded locks and are typically reserved for low-security applications.WARDED LOCK


Such locks have a set of pins that halt the locks from opening unless a correct key with specific set of grooves on either sides of the key is inserted. A series of pointed notches on the blade, called bittings, and then allow pins to move up and down until they are in line with the shear line of the inner and outer cylinder, allowing the cylinder or cam to rotate freely and the lock to open.

WAFER TUMBLER LOCKThese are similar to pin tumbler lock but differs from disc tumbler lock and works on a similar principle but the only difference lies in the pin and wafer format. In pin tumbler lock, each pin consists of two or more pieces whereas in wafer tumbler lock each wafer is a single piece.


Lock having slotted rotating detainer discs and gives the highest security and impossible to pick.LEVER TUMBLER LOCKA set of levers is used to prevent the bolt from moving in the lock.

In these locks the bolt and cylinder are connected to the motor within the door using a part called an actuator and the driving force behind all this setup is electric current.ELECTRONIC KEY OPERATED LOCKSA keycard lock operates with a flat card using the same dimensions as a credit card or US and EU driver's license. In order to open the door, one needs to successfully match the signature within the keycard.

SMART LOCKSA Smart Lock is an electro-mechanics lock that gets instructions.

To lock and unlock the door from an authorized device using a cryptographic key and wireless protocol.

Smart locks have begun to be used more commonly in residential areas, and have most likely grown in popularity due to widespread use of the smartphone.

Locksmiths may be commercial (working out of a storefront), mobile (working out of a vehicle), institutional, or investigational (forensic locksmiths).#2850 Holcomb BridgeAlpharetta, GA 30022Phone number: 4044450806Website: www.alpharettalocksmithsolution.com

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