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Useful Locksmith Terms, Explained

Edgar Morales

Locksmithing, like many professions, seems to have its own dialect. They use terms that definitely sound like English but may be unfamiliar to you. And while some of them you can probably work out yourself, some of them may be more difficult to understand. Here are a few terms, explained as to what they mean and the broader context of how they might be used.


Lockout can actually refer to two things. The first is when a person locks themselves out of their house, work, car, or what have you. But also it's often used to refer to the process of dealing with the person who's locked themselves outside. Because these situations are generally fairly easy to resolve but sometimes use different methods (drilling out the lock, or picking the lock), it's referred to with a broader term.

Drilling Out a Lock

This is more or less what it sounds like; occasionally tumbler locks are so difficult to pick that they need to be drilled out. That is, the locksmith will use a drill to remove the tumbler from the door in a pretty straightforward, if brute force, manner. Doors that have been drilled out generally no longer have a locking mechanism and need to be replaced.

Picking a Lock

There are specialty tools your locksmith can get that will let them carefully manipulate the tumblers inside of your lock, opening the door. But you may not know that lock picking is the ideal way of unlocking doors if you don't have a key. Properly done, lockpicking does no damage to the door's internal mechanism.

Key Security

This is generally used when talking about the number of people who have your key, that you're aware of. If, for example, you have recently broken up with someone and they had a key and so did their mom and sister and their best friend, then you have poor key security and may need to think about rekeying or replacing your locks.


The spelling on this one can vary (re-keying or rekeying) but it's all in reference to the same thing. It's a removal of the internal locking mechanism to make it match a different key. Sometimes it's done when you don't want to replace all the locks in your house, but you don't feel comfortable with the number of people who have your key. Sometimes it's done to make all the doors in your house match the same key so you have to carry fewer keys on your person.

For more information, reach out to a locksmith in your area.