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C28 – Lock and Security Equipment Contractor

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
  • Site survey
  • System design

2. Doors and Gate Assemblies (23%)

  • Locks, hardware, and closing devices
  • Exit devices
  • Doors and frames

3. Keying and Origination (18%)

  • Lock cylinders
  • Key generation
  • Lock bypass

4. Access Control Systems and CCTV (26%)

  • Wiring
  • Locking and operating hardware
  • Controls, surveillance, and accessories

5. Safes and Vaults (6%)

  • Safe installation
  • Safe repair
  • Safe deposit locks

6. Job Site Safety (9%)

  • Protective gear
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Working at elevated areas

*Percentages are approximate*


Test Site Policy
This is a closed-book examination. No reference materials may be used during the examination. All materials brought to the examination site must be left in an unmonitored area at your own risk.

Test Strategy
This is a multiple choice examination with four choices per question. Some questions require mathematical computation. Examination questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and are NOT written as trick questions.

All correct answers have equal value and there are no score reductions for wrong answers. Therefore, all examination questions should be answered.

Ample time is provided to answer all examination questions, so be sure to read each question and its four choices completely and carefully before selecting the BEST possible answer to the question.



Sample Questions

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?

  1. Plastic end caps
  2. Dogging assembly
  3. Surface mounted vertical rods
  4. Rim cylinder

2. What type of drill bit should be used to penetrate standard hard plate?

  1. Boron
  2. Cobalt
  3. Carbide
  4. Titanium

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?

  1. 23840
  2. 25172
  3. 77340
  4. 27740

*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*


Resources
NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code.
National Fire Protection Association,
1 Batterymarch Park,
P.O. Box 9101,
Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
(800) 344-3555
FAX: (617) 770-0700.
INTERNET: www.nfpa.org

NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows.
National Fire Protection Association,
1 Batterymarch Park,
P.O. Box 9101,
Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
(800) 344-3555
FAX: (617) 770-0700.
INTERNET: www.nfpa.org

Basic Architectural Hardware.
Door and Hardware Institute,
14150 Newbrook Drive,
Chantilly, VA 20151-2232.
(703) 222-2010
FAX: (703)-222-2410.
INTERNET: www.dhi.org/tech/techord.htm

Keying Systems and Nomenclature.
Door and Hardware Institute,
14150 Newbrook Drive,
Chantilly, VA 20151-2232.
(703) 222-2010
FAX: (703)-222-2410.
INTERNET: www.dhi.org/tech/techord.htm

ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
International Code Council,
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 708,
Fall Church, VA 22041
ISBN 1-58001-029-6.
(703) 931-4533
FAX: (703) 379-1546
INTERNET: www.intlcode.org/a117/order.htm (go to end of page for ordering information)

California Building Code.
International Conference of Building Officials,
5360 Workman Mill Road,
Whittier, CA 90601-2298.
(800) 284-4406
FAX: (888) 329-4226.
INTERNET: www.icbo.org

*Publisher information is current as of 01/03*

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