Americans with Disabilities Act
a US federal law dealing with minimum standards of building accessibility, as well as other issues concerning individuals with disabilities.
ANSI 117.1
the section of the American National Standards Institute document pertaining to handicap access.
Assembly occupancy
buildings or areas which are designated as places of assembly according to life safety and building codes.
Basic Building Code
former name for BOCA National Building Code.
Bitting list
a listing of all the key combinations used within a system. The combinations are usually arranged in order of the blind code, direct code, and/or key symbol.
Blind code
a designation, unrelated to the bitting, assigned to a particular key combination for future reference when additional keys or cylinders may be needed.
BOCA National Building Code
the model building code developed and published by BOCA.
Certificate of occupancy
a document granted by an authority having jurisdiction, permitting occupancy or use.
a designation assigned to a particular key combination for reference when additional keys or cylinders may be needed.
Duress code
a special combination or operation sequence which conveys an alarm or other signal to a remote location while allowing access.
Educational occupancy
those buildings or areas which are designated as places for education purposes according to life safety or building codes.
Handicapped code
any building code designed to ease access for handicapped persons.
Horizontal exit
an exit to the outside of an area of refuge on the same or nearly the same level.
NFPA 101
National Fire Protection Association life safety code.
National Fire Protection Association standards for doors and windows.
Occupancy type
the use to which an area of a building is put with reference to the prevailing life safely or building code.
to decode a lock combination visually without disassembly of the lock or cylinder.
Standard key coding system
an industry standard and uniform method of designating all keys and/or cylinders in a master key system. The designation automatically indicates the exact function and keying level of each key and/or cylinder in the system, usually without further explanation.
Standard progression format
a systematic method of listing and relating all change key combinations to all master key combinations in a master key system. The listing is divided into segments known as blocks, horizontal groups, vertical groups, rows, and pages for levels of control.
Substitution code
a code whose individual characters are converted to individual key cuts or combination numbers by means of a reference table.
UL listed
listed in a directory as having passed specific Underwriters Laboratories testing.