Did you know the history of locks can be traced back to Ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago?
Made entirely from wood, the lock was designed to be huge and it featured a heavy wooden key heavy wooden key that had pegs that corresponded to the holes and pins in the lock.
While the basic function of the lock remains, the designs of locks have gone through many rounds of transformation through the years.
In 1784, one of the most sophisticated lock of the 18th century was created by a man named Joseph Bramah. The lock held the reputation of the hardest lock to pick for 50 years until the invention of Yale Lock in 1844 by Linus Yale Sr.. The design of the Yale lock is adopted from the Egyptian Pin and Tumblr lock, with the addition of pins to enhance security.
A significant milestone for lock was in 1975 when Tor Sørnes patented the first electronic keycard lock. Since then, various form of authentication methods such as fingerprints and passcode have been explored to increase the convenience of digital locks.
In fact, in 2008, three students from Hongik University in Seoul invented the Storykeeper—a system whereby, instead of remembering a PIN-code, users just have to remember a story prompted by a selection of icons on the keyboard where the numbers would normally be.
There has been a huge adoption of the digital lock technology in recent years for both residential and commercial properties.
Is digital lock really better than conventional lock?
This function of the digital lock also bring great convenience to users who are either physically impaired or seniors as they can unlock the lock with just a few taps on their smartphone.
Technology has allowed a new level of convenience in our homes and embracing technology is one way we can improve the quality of our lives
Talk to us today to find out how you can adopt the digital lock technology! With more than 100 models across 15 brands, Zansan Singapore has the digital lock for all needs and budget. Our team of engineers went through rigorous training to equip them with the skillsets needed for lock installation and also supporting the customers with their queries.
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