Glossary of Locksmith related terms


Here is an a-z glossary of terms related to our 24 HR Locksmith Service in Lake Zurich and surrounding areas. Just click on a letter to review specific Locksmith related terms.

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Access - the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use.

Affordable - that can be afforded; believed to be within one's financial means.

Appointment - a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement.

Asset - a useful and desirable thing or quality.

Attract - to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration; allure; invite.

Auto - a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.

Available - suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand.

Avoid - to keep away from; keep clear of.

Basic - pertaining to, or forming a base; fundamental.

Brass - any of various metal alloys consisting mainly of copper and zinc.

Burglary - the felony of breaking into and entering the house of another at night with intent to steal, extended by statute to cover the breaking into and entering of any of various buildings, by night or day.

Commercial - suitable for or catering to business or churches rather than private use.

Compatible - able to exist together with something else.

Competitive - decided by competition.

Complicated - difficult to analyze.

Coupon - a printed form, as in an advertisement, to be used as an order blank or for requesting information or obtaining a discount on merchandise.

Customer - one that buys goods or services.

Cylinder - a cylindrical device for retaining the bolt until tumblers have been pushed out of its way.

Damaged - injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness.

Deadbolt - lock bolt placed or moved into position by the turning of a knob or key instead of by spring action.

Dedicated - wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal.

Describe - to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of.

Development - an act of developing.

Door Closer - a device, usually hydraulic or pneumatic, for controlling the closing of a door and preventing it from slamming.

Door knob - a knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.

Double sided deadbolt - double sided deadbolt is a deadbolt that locks from the inside and outside. You would need a key to open it and to lock it from both sides.

Efficient - performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable.

Emergency - a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.

Estimate - to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc.; calculate approximately.

Forbids - to command (someone) not to do something.

Fresh Installation - drilling and adjustment procedure in order to place a new lock in wood or metal doors where there is no space in the door.

General - of or pertaining to all persons or things belonging to a group or category.

Glossary - a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.

Guaranteed - a promise or assurance, esp. one in writing, that something is of specified quality, content, benefit, etc., or that it will perform satisfactorily for a given length of time.

High Security lock - high quality strong lock, provide ultimate protection against any break- in entry methods and tools.

Ignition - the process that ignites the fuel in the cylinder.

Ignition Key - a key that operates the ignition switch of an automotive engine.

Immediate - following or preceding without a lapse of time.

Insist - to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention.

Integrity - adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.


Key - a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.

Keyless - requiring no key or keys: a keyless lock operated by a series of push buttons.

Knob - a projecting part, usually rounded, forming the handle of a door, drawer, or the like.

Kwikset - one of the most common brands locks in America for residential structures.

Licensed - formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.

Lock - a device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.

Lock Change - to take the existing lock in place out and put in a whole new lock in place of the old one.

Lock Install - to place a new lock in, where there was no lock before, consist on drilling a hole in the door.

Locksmith - a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.

Manufacture - To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.

Mistake - an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge.

Mobile - capable of moving or being moved readily.


Option - the power or right of choosing.

Passage Lock - a simple handle that has no locking cylinder. For convenience purposes only.

Pin - a short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening.

Position - condition with reference to place; location; situation.

Potential - possible, as opposed to actual.

Price - the amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.

Privacy - the state of being private; retirement or seclusion.

Problem - a question to be considered, solved, or answered.

Product - something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.

Professional - following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain.

Provide - to supply or equip.

Providing - to make available; furnish.


Rate - the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation.

Recommend - to praise or commend (one) to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse.

Rekey - using the existing lock to get a new key, where the key that was used before no longer works on the lock.

Reliable - that may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honest.

Representative - one that serves as a delegate or agent for another.

Requirements - something that is required; a necessity.

Residential - of or pertaining to residence or to residences.

Rochester - a city in W New York, on the Genesee River.

Satisfaction - an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.

Schlage - one of the most common brands locks in America for residential structures.

Security - freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.

Service - an act of helpful activity; help; aid.

Sophisticated - altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive.

Specialist - one who is devoted to a particular occupation or branch of study or research.

Specific - of a special or particular kind.

Stylish - characterized by or conforming to style or the fashionable standard; fashionably elegant.

Technician - a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject.

Testimonial - something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.

Thorough - executed without negligence or omissions.

Transponder - a radio, radar, or sonar transceiver that automatically transmits a signal upon reception of a designated incoming signal.

Tumbler - (in a lock) any locking or checking part that when lifted or released by the action of a key or the like, allows the bolt to move.

Unrivaled - having no rival or competitor; having no equal; incomparable.

Value - elative worth, merit, or importance.

VAT System - vehicle anti theft security system that certain models of GM cars are occupied with.

Vendor - a person or agency that sells.

Window - an opening in the wall of a building, the side of a vehicle, etc., for the admission of air or light, or both, commonly fitted with a frame in which are set movable sashes containing panes of glass.

Workmanship - the art or skill of a workman or workwoman.