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Locksmith And Security Professionals’ Exam Study Guide

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Locksmith Exam Study Guide provides locksmith and security information, and it includes samples of several security-related exams.

If you’re a locksmith, alarm system installer, or security officer who wants to get ahead in your current position, you need to be certified—and this article provides you with all the information you need. It includes sample questions from the Certified Protection Professional exam, the Certified Protection Officer exam, the Registered Professional Locksmith exam, the Registered Security Professional exam, and the General Locksmith Certification exam. The answers to the exam questions are scattered all over the internet and in locksmithing journals.

Even if you don’t plan to take a security-related exam, you can still learn a lot from this article. Locksmith Exam Study Guide contains comprehensive information on locks, safes, alarms, closed-circuit television systems, fire safety, securing doors and windows, and safety and security lighting. Here are some questions you should study beforehand;

  1. Who is credited with inventing the same pin tumbler principle used by many of today’s most popular locks?
    1. The Romans
    2. The Egyptians
    3. The Chinese
    4. The Africans
  2. Who patented a barrel-shaped lock in 1798?
    1. Joseph Bramah
    2. Joe Master
    3. Linus Yale
    4. John Kwikset
  3. Whose lock consisted of three basic parts: a wood crossbeam, a vertical beam with tumblers, and a large wood key?
    1. The Romans
    2. The Chinese
    3. The Egyptians
    4. The Africans
  4. Who wrote A Dissertation on the Construction of Locks?
    1. Joseph Bramah
    2. Linus Yale
    3. Joe Master
    4. John Kwikset
  5. The first major improvement over warded locks was patented in England in 1778 by Robert Barron.
    1. True False
  6. Two of the most important innovations of the Roman locks were the spring-loaded bolt and the use of wards on the case.
    1. True False
  7. Jeremiah Chubb’s detector lock was a four-lever tumbler rim lock that used a barrel key.
    1. True False
  8. In 1844, Linus Yale, Sr., of Middletown, Connecticut, patented his “Quadruplex” bank lock, which incorporated a combination of ancient Egyptian design features and mechanical principles of the Bramah and Stansbury locks.
    1. True False
  9. Like the Greeks, the Romans used notched bolt work. But the Romans improved on the lock design in many ways, such as putting the bolt work in an iron case and using keys of iron or bronze.
    1. True False
  10. To impression a lock, you need to choose the right blank.
    1. True False
  11. Hobbs patented what he called “Protector” locks.
    1. True False
  12. In 1916, Samuel Segal, a former New York City police officer, invented the jimmy-proof rim lock (or interlocking deadbolt).
    1. True False
  13. The Vehicle Antitheft System (VATS) was introduced by General Motors on the 1998 Corvette.
    1. True False
  14. The Passive Antitheft System (PATS), a radio frequency identification system, was introduced on the 2008 Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable.
    1. True False
  15. In 2008, General Motors introduced the Mechanical Antitheft System (MATS) in its full-sized rear-wheel-drive cars—Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon, Buick Headmaster, and Chevrolet Caprice.
    1. True False
  16. In 2007, General Motors began using steering column–mounted ignition locks and introduced two new key blanks—P1098E and S1098H.
    1. True False
  17. Who is credited with reforming the criminal law by limiting its scope and abolishing the death penalty for more than 100 crimes?
    1. Templeton
    2. Robert Pinkerton Sir Robert Peel
  18. In 1850, after becoming Chicago’s first police detective, who started a detective agency?
    1. Sir Robert Peel
    2. Allan Pinkerton
    3. George Wackenhut
  19. Brink’s Home Security was founded in 1983, as an affiliate of Brink’s, Inc.
    1. True False
  20. The growth of labor unions during the nineteenth century resulted in an increased need for strikebreakers for large businesses.
    1. True False
  21. The Homestead disaster and anti-Pinkertonism laws were passed to restrict private security.
    1. True False
  22. In 1850, Allan Pinkerton opened a detective agency in the United States.
    1. True False
  23. The history of private security in the United States is largely related to the growth of railroads and labor unions.
    1. True False
  24. On September 11, 2003, terrorists hijacked airplanes and attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, resulting in about 3000 deaths.
    1. True False
  25. Since 1874, ADT Security Services, Inc., has been a leader in electronic alarm services.
    1. True False
  26. What company was founded in 1954 by George Wackenhut, a former FBI agent, and today, has operations throughout the 50 U.S. states?

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  1. The Metropolitan Police Act, which was the birth of modern policing, came about through the efforts of Sir Robert Peel in 1829.
    1. True False
  2. Pinkerton is now a subsidiary of Securitas, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
    1. True False
  3. Wells Fargo is now a division of Burns International Services Corporation, a subsidiary of Securitas.
    1. True False
  4. World Wars I and II brought about an increased need for protection in the United States. Sabotage and espionage were big threats.
    1. True False
  5. Since 1874, ADT Security Services, Inc. has been a leader in electronic alarm services. The company was known originally as American District Telegraph.
    1. True False
  6. In a typical CCTV installation, you first need to decide where to mount the camera and the monitor units.
    1. True False
  7. A CCTV system can allow numerous areas—such as elevators, entrances, and exits; parking lots; lobbies; and cash-handling areas—to be monitored constantly.
    1. True False
  8. A color CCTV camera requires maximum and constant light to be able to view a scene properly.
    1. True False
  9. In most cases, black-and-white CCTV transmission is more cost-effective and much less troublesome than color.
    1. True False
  10. A pan-and-tilt unit gives a camera the capability to tilt up and down and to rotate up to 360 degrees left to right or right to left.
    1. True False
  11. A 120-V lighting system can provide brighter light than a low-voltage system.
    1. True False
  12. The most convenient way to use lighting indoors is to tie all (or most) of the switches into an easily accessible master control panel.
    1. True False
  13. Lighting not only improves security, but it also helps to prevent accidents, create moods, and enhance the beauty of a home.
    1. True False
  14. “Well lighted” means having bright lights.
    1. True False

Goodluck! I’m very sure you’ll not even be scared of failing your locksmith exam, so go ahead and sit for your exam. Should in case you have one or two questions, please feel free to ask in the comment box below.

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