High-Security Mechanical Locks An Encyclopedic Reference
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High-Security Mechanical Lockscomprehensively surveys and explains the highly technical area of high security locks in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Well over 100 different locks are presented, organized into 6 basic types. Each chapter introduces the necessary concepts in a historical perspective and further categorizes the locks. This is followed by detailed "how it works" descriptions with many pictures, diagrams and references. The descriptions are based on actual dissections of the real locks. The scope is limited to key operated mechanical locks, thus keyless combination locks and digital locks are not covered. The book does not deal with routine locksmithing topics…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/22/2007
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
|Permutations and Combinations|
|Lock Permutations and Fractals|
|Translations of Lock Vocabulary|
|Terminology and Abbreviations|
|Brief History of the Bramah Lock|
|Key Code Computations|
|Security Gradings for Cylinder Locks|