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The History of the Key

Keys are used on a daily basis, but whoever puts much thought into them? They are the gate pass to many things in our lives such as vehicles, houses and even electronics such as a phone. In this case the password is the key of some sort, it allows you access to your device. The concept of a key is very broad and has developed over the years. The question now is, where did the key or the concept of the key come from? Key history The first key was seen 6000 years ago the same time locks were discovered too. This was in ancient Babylon, Egypt. It was made of wood and the key looked like a brush. It was heavy and not very durable therefore not the best material it could have been made from. It was easily broken too. 700 BC, the world experienced the next major development of the key as first noticed in ancient Rome. The wooden material was replaced with iron and bronze. The locks were therefore stronger and smaller and the keys lighter as well. The shape of the key also changed to that which resembled a skeleton. It also had a cylindrical shaft with the end being rectangular. This shape and design of the lock and key remained so for over 17 centauries even after the fall of the Roman Empire and has spread all over the world. In the 1800s, a modernized flat key was introduced by one Mr. Linus Yale. The design changed too as well as how the key lifted the lock pins. Key cutting was also invented...

Are Electronic Door Locks Safe for Your Business or House

Electronic Door Locks This is the era of technology. Every industry and every aspect of the average person’s life is being affected by technology, and if recent happenings are any cursor, technology has now also gotten to the mediums a person uses to move in and out of and secure their home – locks. Until not too long ago, the only locks the typical person knew of were geometric shapes in their doors which they had to put a key through in order for them to get into their house. However, technology has changed locks, and it has done so radically. The following are some of the latest types of electronic door locks: • Biometric door locks- Locks that scan the fingerprints of the user in order to authorize their entry. • Key fob locks- Key fob locks, also known as proximity locks, require the user to carry around a key fob which, when detected by the lock in its immediate vicinity, signals it to open the door. • Smartphone-controlled locks- These locks use either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity to allow users to control their door locks via their Smartphones. • Surveillance locks- Surveillance locks require users to enter codes in order to open them, and also take pictures of anyone who manages to open them and get in. Are Electronic Door Locks Safe? Technology has changed the keyed locks the world knew and loved until recently into the electronic door locks of tomorrow. Well the question is, is this change good or bad? Are electronic door locks actually safe? Electronic door locks are safe, but only as much...