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The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

By Bill Phillips

The most updated and current volume of locks and lock information on the market

Price: $45.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9781259834684
Year: 2016
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing is the most updated and current volume of locks and lock information on the market. You won’t find a better guide anywhere else. The 7th edition has been updated with new information on todays car models, opening locked doors, and how to deal with smart locks and security systems. This book has everything you need to become a professional locksmith and the best in your area. It includes a brand-new chapter on frequently asked questions and an exam to become a registered professional locksmith.

This essential manual comes packed with all the information you could ever imagine about locksmithing. To make sure you are getting the most out of your book there is also a home security survey and information on how to start your own locksmith business. Complete with illustrations all the information presented is easy to understand and apply. Trust us, this is a fantastic guide even if you don’t know anything about locks. Change that today and order your copy immediately!

Table of Contents

  1. A Short History of the Lock
  2. Tools of the Trade
  3. Types of Locks and Keys
  4. Warded Locks
  5. Lever Tumbler Locks
  6. Disc Tumbler Locks
  7. Pin Tumbler Locks
  8. High-Security Mechanical Locks
  9. Masterkeying
  10. Smart Locks
  11. Buying and Selling Safes
  12. Keyed Padlocks
  13. Home and Business Services
  14. Lock Picking and Impressioning
  15. Automobile Lock Servicing
  16. Opening Locked Cars
  17. Emergency and Forced-Entry Procedures
  18. Combination Locks
  19. Electrical Access and Exit Control Systems
  20. Working as a Locksmith
  21. Key Duplicating Machines
  22. Registered Professional Locksmith Test
  23. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix A – Manufacturers

Appendix B – Locksmith Suppliers’ Profiles and Addresses

Appendix C – Depth and Space Charts

Appendix D – Glossary

Index