Lesson 1 - Commonly Used Doors and Locks


Terminology of locks and doors; Levels of building security; Mortise, auxiliary, tubular bolt, key-in-knob, unit, and narrow-stile locks

Learning Objectives:
– Use standard lock and door terminology.
– Differentiate between right-hand and left-hand doors, and between hollow-core and solid-core doors.
– List four different types of hinges.
– Explain installation procedures for full-mortise, half-mortise, full-surface , and half-surface hinges.
– Identify the mortise lock, auxiliary lock, tubular bolt lock, key-in-knob lock, unit lock, and narrow-stile lock

Lesson 2 - How Locks Operate


Mortise lock mechanisms and installation; Rim spring-bolt locks; Jimmy-resistant locks; Tubular-bolt and key-in-knob lock installation

Learning Objectives:
– Describe how a mortise lock mechanism works.
– Tell what operations are involved in installing a mortise lock.
– Compare the functions of rim spring-bolt locks, rim bolt locks, and jimmy-resistant locks.
– Diagram the constuction of a tubular bolt lock.
– Explain how key-in-knob locks, unit locks, and narrow-stile locks operate.

Lesson 3 - Installing Locks


Installing the mortise, auxiliary, tubular bolt, key-in-knob, unit, and narrow-stile lock; Lock tools

Learning Objectives:
– Explain how to position a mortise lock with the proper setback for installation.
– Describe installation procedures for an auxiliary lock, tubular bolt lock, key-in-knob lock, unit lock, and narrow-stile.
– List the tools needed to install locks.

Lesson 4 - Maintaining and Adjusting Locks


Lock problems, disassembly; Opening a cylinder with and without a key; Cleaning lock mechanisms; Lubrication; Misalignment; Settling

Learning Objectives:
– Describe how lock problems can develop.
– List preventive maintenance practices that promote good -function.
– Describe the process of opening a cylinder both with and without a key.
– Tell how to clean and lubricate lock mechanisms.
– List common problems with bolts and latches and their remedies.

Lesson 5 - Key Control and Master Key Systems


Advantages and disadvantages of master keying; Alternatives; Key control; Record keeping; Key storage and tagging; Other access control systems

Learning Objectives:
– Describe how a master key system operates.
– List the advantages and disadvantages of master keying.
– Differentiate between the maison system, keyed-alike system, and sectional system.
– List the information that must be included in the security survey plan, key progression chart, and key issuance files.
– Identify other access control systems, such as card-key systems, electronic systems, and push-button locks.