Locksmith Glossary

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ignition key release
n. a button or other actuator which must be pushed before a vehicle's ignition key may be turned to the withdrawal position
ignition lock
n. the lock assembly associated with a vehicle's engine on-off switch and starter
ignition puller
n. a tool for removing an ignition cylinder by pulling outward on it
n. 1. the mark made by a tumbler on its key cut 2. v. to fit a key by the impression technique
impression technique
n. a means of fitting a key directly to a locked cylinder by manipulating a blank in the keyway and cutting the blank where the tumblers have made marks
impressioning tool
n. 1. a tool designed to hold a key blank while making a key by the impression method, 2. a tool which fits into a keyway and holds a material that accepts impression marks easily
inactive case
n. the exit device case mounted on the stile opposite the lock stile
inactive door
n. the door of a pair, which is secondary in usage and is normally locked by surface or flush bolts
incidental master key
n. a key cut to an unplanned shear line created when the cylinder is combinated to the top master key and a change key
n. a usually uniform increase or decrease in the successive depths of a key cut which must be matched by a corresponding change in the tumblers
index (of a combination lock dial)
n. the mark outside the dial ring of a combination lock used as a reference point
n. a device which provides visual evidence that a deadbolt is extended or that a lock is in the shut out mode
individual key
n. an operating key for a lock or cylinder which is not part of a keying system, see also "change key" #1
integral lockset
n. a lockset that combines two or more different mounting or operational methods, typically key-in-knob and mortise
interchangeable core
n. a key removable core which can be used in all or most of the core manufacturer's product line. No tools (other than the control key) are required for removal of the core.
interconnected lockset
n. a lockset whose trim provides a means of simultaneous retraction of two or more bolts which may also be operated independently
interlocking bolt
n. a bolt which interlocks with its strike when fully engaged
interlocking pin tumbler
n. a type of pin tumbler which is designed to be linked together with all other tumblers in its chamber when the cylinder plug is in the locked position
intermittent duty
adj. of or pertaining to an electric strike or lock not designed to be energized for extended periods of time
internal relocking device
n. a device inside a safe lock case that prevents the lock bolt from being retracted after attack
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