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The most current and comprehensive resource available on locksmithing - fully updated to reflect the latest technologies
The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys--from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in most general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today's cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors. You will also find an all-new chapter on frequently asked questions and a complete registered professional locksmith examination.
Written by a master locksmith and experienced author, the Seventh Edition offers detailed coverage of the latest techniques for lockpicking and fixing, safe opening and servicing, auto lock releasing, and electronic and high-security mechanical lock maintenance. You will also learn how to conduct a home security survey, get hired as a professional locksmith--even start up and run your own locksmithing business.
If you want an engagingly written, well-illustrated, cutting-edge guide to the fascinating field of locksmithing, your search ends here.
Bill Phillips (Erie, PA) is the leading author of locksmithing books, including all previous editions of this best-selling classic. He also wrote McGraw-Hill's Locksmithing, a part of the Craftmaster series, and the Complete Book of Electronic Security, also from McGraw-Hill. Mr. Phillips has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals. He is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals.