Access Control – A system that enables an authority to control access to areas and resources in a given physical facility.
Barrel – A cylindrical portion of the cylinder that rotates when the correct key is used
Credential – A physical object with a piece of knowledge that enables an individual access to a given physical facility. Examples - an access badge, key fob. Many card or tag technologies include a contact smart cards and non contact smart cards and can be attached to key rings
Controllers – These act as “building blocks” for small up to large situations. Components often consist of expansion boards, photo id and email software
Cylinder – The assembly incorporating the key operated mechanism
Deadbolt – A bolt which is not activated by a spring. When locked the bolt cannot be returned by end pressure
Dead Latch – A lock containing dead latch bolt
Dead Latch Bolt – A spring actuated bevelled latch bolt which operates in conjunction with an auxiliary bolt which automatically locks the latch bolt against return by end pressure
Drop-Bolts Locks – Also referred as jimmy–proof locks. Are normally used as auxiliary locks similar to dead-bolts. Both the dead-bolt body and the strike have interlocking leaves similar to a door hinge. When closed, locking pins in the lock body drop down into the holes provided in the strike and secure the locking system. Since the lock body and strike are interconnected with the locking pins when closed , the lock essentially becomes a single unit and is extremely difficult to separate
Intercom System – A hard wired electronic device used to communicate between two areas usually by audio alone or video and audio.
||Keyed Alike – Indicates identical key for 2 or more locks
Keyed to Differ – A different key is needed to activate each lock
Lockset – A lock, complete with strike and door furniture, such as knobs, levers or handles
Mechanical Free Egress – Involves exiting a door without having to electrically unlock the door
Mortice Lock – A lock designed to be recessed into the edge of a door, rather than being mounted to its surface
Passage Set – A term commonly used to describe a latch set with handles on both sides of a door but no locking function.
Privacy Set – A term used to describe locks used on bathroom and bedroom doors having an inside button or turn knob to lock the outside handle and usually an emergency function which will unlock the set from the outside.
Prox Reader – Another name for a proximity carder reader. Example is where a card is passed across a “reader” which assesses the defined access level embedded within the card and permits access
Rebated Door – A door where the leading edge is stepped
Request to Exit (REX) – Push button or a motion detector devices the allows exit from an area when activated .
Snib – A device used to either lock or unlock the lockset
Strike – A device fixed in or on a door jamb into which the lock or latch engages when the door is closed
Transponder Key – Keys which have the ability to secure a vehicle remotely without having to insert the key to open the door and /or disengage the security system in the car