Advanced Door Locks for the 21st Century Homeowners

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 22, 2018 - Digital door locks are revolutionizing the security industry since they are an undeniable part of smart home technology. They have been a big hit among the tech-savvy urban, progressive populations of the world!

    Smart locks have been able to win both, those who are always curious about trying out new things and those who are believers in traditional technologies. This has only been possible since there have been some pretty impressive benefits from using them!

    Before we move further into any discussion about smart locks, let’s first take a look at a brief history of locks.

    Emerging trends in smart security

    The earliest proof of the existence of locks was found out by archeologists in the mid-19th century at the Palace of Khorsabad in today’s Iraq.

    The rudimental lock and key system can be dated back to around 4000 B.C. in the Mesopotamian Kingdom of Assyria. They were wooden locks made on the same underlying principle that we use today to make the locks! These locks were known as pin locks.

    Then came the Egyptians who improved on this lock and popularized the use of a key in this lock system!

    This simple key and pin design prevailed in the world over the century. This concept spread from Egypt to Greece and also the Roman Empire!

    Then came the age of skeleton key where the locks and keys were made of metal instead of wood and there would be keyhole in the lock that consisted of concentric plates that would open the lock if the correct key is used.

    The beginning of a modern locksmithing started when Robert Barron in 1778 produced the first double acting lever lock based on the Egyptian principles.

    This was followed by the invention of a bunch of other types of locks like Joseph Bramah’s ‘unpickable’ safety lock.

    In 1848. Linus Yale Sr. invented a pin-tumbler lock and the world’s first combination lock came from James Sargent in 1857.

    Later, Yale’s son Linus Yale Jr. improvised on his father’s idea and created a modern-day combination lock in 1862. The modern door lock still in use today was invented by American Linus Yale Sr. in 1848.

    In 1920, Walter Schlage, who is a German engineer and inventor with a company that bears his name called Schlage Lock Co., introduced a cylindrical pin-tumbler lock with a push-button locking mechanism. This was a big achievement in the lock-industry!

    The locks started being associated with the word ‘smart’ once James Sargent created the world’s first time-lock (in 1873) that would open at a set time and time-delay locks (in 1880) that would only open after a certain time interval.

    All these different technologies in locks accelerated the evolution of locks further and pushed it into the electronic phase wherein 1975 Tor Sørnes patented the first electronic keycard lock!

    This opened a new market for programmable locks! Now we have loads of different technologies in electronic locks too! Electronic locks today use a variety of authentication methods from password to biometric data like retina scan or fingerprint scan, etc. Now doors have been designed to open by scanning face!

    Locks like Yale, Schlage, August, KeyNIE are taking over the market and taking digital security to the next level.

    Latest trends in smart locks

    In the 21st century, digital locks make a lot of sense. This is because:

    • Easy to Install.

    Wireless locks cut down the installation requirements drastically! These locks are low maintenance and don’t require much. You are just required to make sure that these locks are kept clean and keep tabs on their proper functioning.

    • Time efficient and convenient.

    In this day and time, people are looking to buy products that reduce their efforts and save a lot of their time! Digital locks do the same!

    They totally eliminate the use of keys and those difficult combinations! This is a major factor contributing to the fact that these digital locks save a lot of time and are convenient.

    • Compatibility with other security services.

    These smart locks can be compatible with security services like automated security systems, triggering alarms in cases of break-ins, etc.

    Smart homes use a lot of devices that are interconnected. These smart locks are very useful and compatible in smart homes! This proves to be a big factor in their increasing popularity.

    • Digital Locks provide more security features.

    There are a lot of security features and options that these digital locks provide. This is because they are provided with software solutions as well.

    These locks provide special customizable security features like scheduling the access, recording the video footage of the door, etc. With smart locks like August and KeyNIE, you can also monitor and assess the security of your house by looking into the history of transactions on your lock, sharing and scheduling the accesses, etc.

    • Most digital locks today provide the function of real-time monitoring that can be done remotely.

    Digital locks like Noke, KeyNIE, etc. allow the user to monitor the activities on the lock in real-time from anywhere in the world, right on your smartphone!

    In today’s world, this feature is very valuable since it allows the users to manage and monitor the security of their house remotely.

    What does the future say?

    Various factors affect the market for smart locks. Increasing crime rates and an accelerated growth in the number of smart homes and related gadgets worldwide, has contributed to the growth of smart lock-market.

    Transparency Market Research states that by 2025, the global digital door lock system market will reach a valuation of about US$ 15,065 million. The market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 33.6% during the period from 2017 to 2025.

    North America has the biggest market for electronic locks. The US is the largest market within the continent. The revenue form the US market was estimated to be approximately US$305 million by 2017 and is expected to rise to US$ 766 million by 2025!

    This shows that the global digital lock scenario is booming and shows a lot of promise. The technology may change in 10 years but the market will only increase.

    With smart home devices like Alexa and Echo, you can only hope that smart locks are the only way to go for the modern, progressive population of the world.

    With increasing digitization of life, the smart home is not a new concept anymore. In such a scenario, smart security is the way to go! These digital locks provide an efficient and convenient way of security.

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