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Locksmith Glossary

Locksmithing – science and skill related to the development of locks and being able to also bypass such locks.

Lock – the apparatus used when securing structures of all varieties, as well as rooms, cabinetry, possessions such as suitcases or jewelry boxes, and other means of storage.

Key – device, code, combination, biometrics or any type of keycard which is used to open a lock.

“Smith” – Any individual craftsmen, who uses a mould or forge to create and develop useful tools and objects. Often smiths are also needed to create smaller pieces to incorporate into some larger structure. Locksmithing therefore is a craftsmen who is knowledgeable in the creation of locks, keys, and also how to bypass those locks.

Keycode - Made up of alphanumeric characters to create the key, there are two main kinds of key codes for use by locksmiths that includes blind codes and bitting codes.

Blind Code - These key codes require a computer program or advanced chart to tranlate into a bitting code so it can be used to create the physical key. The majority of key codes are blind codes with the publication of information limited to locksmiths in the profession for security purposes. Some locksmiths use this technique to develop their own code system for extreme high security clients.

Biting Code - This is the translated blind code the is utilized by the locksmith to create the actual key. The setting provided by the Blind code provides all the information for the biting code.

Change Key - This is the lowest level of a master key system. It allows for only entrance to specific areas or doors to a property but not all places on the property.

Bitting - Actual part of the key which will interact with the tumblers and lock or unlock the door or mechanism in question.

Bolt Stump - This is the rectangular piece of the locking mechanism above the talon which acts in passing through the levers of the lock, and making it all bolt down tight. The bolt stump is basically what secures the door it holds.

Keyless Entry Systems - This is now common on many cars, and calls up an electronic mechanism to unlock the doors without having to physically place a key in the slot.

Master Key - Key designed to open up multiple sets of locks within a given parameter.

Keycard - This is a plastic card of some variety that is used to carry an electronic signature that can be read and therefore open doors that match the signature.

Locksmith Services in the following Queens, New York Neighborhoods:
Arverne Locksmiths
Astoria Heights Locksmiths
Astoria Locksmiths
Auburndale Locksmiths
Bay Terrace Locksmiths
Bayside Locksmiths
Bayswater Locksmiths
Beechhurst Locksmiths
Bellaire Locksmiths
Belle Harbor Locksmiths
Bellerose Locksmiths
Blissville Locksmiths
Breezy Point Locksmiths
Briarwood Locksmiths
Broad Channel Locksmiths
Cambria Heights Locksmiths
College Point Locksmiths
Corona Locksmiths
Ditmars Locksmiths
Douglaston Locksmiths
Dutch Kills Locksmiths
East Elmhurst Locksmiths
Edgemere Locksmiths
Electchester Locksmiths
Elmhurst Locksmiths
Far Rockaway Locksmiths
Floral Park Locksmiths
Flushing Locksmiths
Forest Hills Locksmiths
Fresh Meadows Locksmiths
Fresh Pond Locksmiths
Glen Oaks Locksmiths
Glendale Locksmiths
Hamilton Beach Locksmiths
Hammels Locksmiths
Hillcrest Locksmiths
Hollis Locksmiths
Hollis Hills Locksmiths
Holliswood Locksmiths
Howard Beach Locksmiths
Howard Park Locksmiths
Hunters Point Locksmiths
Jamaica Estates Locksmiths
Jamaica Locksmiths
Jamaica Hills Locksmiths
Kew Gardens Locksmiths
Laurelton Locksmiths
Linden Hill Locksmiths
Little Neck Locksmiths
Long Island City Locksmiths
Malba Locksmiths
Maspeth Locksmiths
Meadowmere Locksmiths
Middle Village Locksmiths
Murray Hill Locksmiths
Neponsit Locksmiths
New Hyde Park Locksmiths
North Corona Locksmiths
North Shore Towers Locksmiths
Oakland Gardens Locksmiths
Old Howard Beach Locksmiths
Ozone Park Locksmiths
Pomonok Locksmiths
Bronx Locksmiths
Ramblersville Locksmiths
Ravenswood Locksmiths
Rego Park Locksmiths
Richmond Hill Locksmiths
Ridgewood Locksmiths
Rochdale Village Locksmiths
Rockaway Beach Locksmiths
Rockaway Park Locksmiths
Rockwood Park Locksmiths
Rosedale Locksmiths
Roxbury Locksmiths
Saint Albans Locksmiths
Seaside Locksmiths
South Jamaica Locksmiths
South Ozone Park Locksmiths
Springfield Gardens Locksmiths
Sunnyside Locksmiths
Sunnyside Gardens Locksmiths
Tudor Village Locksmiths
Utopia Locksmiths
Whitestone Locksmiths
Willets Point Locksmiths
Woodhaven Locksmiths
Woodside Locksmiths
Locksmith Services in the following Bronx, New York Neighborhoods:
Scarsdale Locksmith
Baychester Locksmiths
Bedford Park Locksmiths
Bronxdale Locksmiths
City Island Locksmiths
Clason Point Locksmiths
Concourse Locksmiths
East Tremont Locksmiths
Eastchester Locksmiths
Fordham Locksmiths
High Bridge Locksmiths
Hunts Point Locksmiths
Kingsbridge Locksmiths
Kings Bridge Heights
Locust Point Locksmiths
Melrose Locksmiths
Mott Haven Locksmiths
Morris Heights Locksmiths
Morris Park Locksmiths
Pelham parkway Locksmiths
Park of Edgewater Locksmiths
Parkchester Locksmiths
Port Morris Locksmiths
Riverdale Locksmiths
South Bronx Locksmiths
Spuyten Duyvil Locksmiths
Throgs Neck Locksmiths
Tremont Locksmiths
University Heights Locksmiths
Van Nest Locksmiths
Wakefield Locksmiths
Westchester Locksmiths
West Farms Locksmiths
Williams Bridge Locksmiths
Woodlawn Locksmiths


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