A lock and security equipment contractor evaluates, sets-up, installs, maintains and repairs all doors and door assemblies, gates, locks and locking devices, panic and fire rated exit devices, manual and automatic operated gate and door closures and releases, jail and prison locking devices and permanently installed or built in safes and vaults. This classification includes but is not limited to master key systems, metal window guards, security doors, card activated and electronic access control systems for control equipment, motion and other types of detectors and computer systems for control and audit of control systems and other associated equipment. Fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Lock and Security Equipment (C-28) Examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:
1. Layout and Planning (18%)
Plans and specifications
2. Doors and Gate Assemblies (23%)
Locks, hardware, and closing devices
Doors and frames
3. Keying and Origination (18%)
4. Access Control Systems and CCTV (26%)
Locking and operating hardware
Controls, surveillance, and accessories
5. Safes and Vaults (6%)
Safe deposit locks
6. Job Site Safety (9%)
Power tools and equipment
Working at elevated areas
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. What item would prevent an exit device from being fire-rated?
Plastic end caps
Surface mounted vertical rods
2. What type of drill bit should be used to penetrate standard hard plate?
3. When issuing a change key using a 2-step, 5-pin chamber progression system, with a top master key of 47382, which key would be an acceptable change key?
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*