The Importance of Technology on the Lock Industry

November 28, 2023

Locks and keys are among the oldest pieces of technology we still routinely use. However, lock technology is still constantly changing and improving.

Many outside the locksmith industry remain unaware of these developments. Thus, when your goal is to improve the security of your home or business, it’s wise to consult with a professional locksmith. Their familiarity with new technologies can help you choose the ideal lock system for your needs.

Technology continues to play a significant role in the lock industry in the following major ways:


Improving Access

A traditional key system may be sufficient for a suburban home. However, for an office, apartment building, or other such property, it may be more convenient to rely on an electronic key card system.

Electronic key cards offer a range of benefits that traditional locks don’t offer. For example, they’re easier to carry and reissue, making electronic keys a smart option for employers.

In addition, tech advances now allow those who use these systems to monitor who accesses their properties and at what times they do. Therefore, if someone who has a key attempts to commit a crime (such as burglarizing their employer’s office), identifying the guilty individual may be much easier.


Deterring Wrongdoers

The FBI reports there were approximately 1,117,696 burglaries in the U.S. in 2019. Although you’d like to imagine you’ll never have to worry about being the victim of burglars, the potential for such an occurrence is one you can’t ignore if you own or manage any type of property.

Luckily, improvements in lock technology have resulted in high security locks and deadbolts that are much more difficult to tamper with than locks of the past may have been. If a would-be burglar finds that breaking into your property is unreasonably difficult because you’ve installed high-security locks, they may abandon their plans instead of taking a chance on getting caught.


Saving Money

Improvements in lock and key technology often lead to locks that are particularly durable. While they may offer the same basic features as all other locks, they are less prone to wear-and-tear.

Even such “minor” technological improvements are actually worthy of attention. By upgrading to a durable lock system, you can save money in the long run, as you’ll have less need to schedule lock repair service over the years.

A lock system that stays in good condition for a long time is also one that will remain difficult to break into or open. However, for optimal security, it’s still important to schedule regular lock maintenance. A professional offering locksmith services can explain the essentials of maintenance during the installation or repair processes.


Lock Technology is Always Improving

Locks have been around a long time. Nevertheless, the technology behind them is constantly developing. If you enlist the help of individuals familiar with this technology, you and anyone else on your property could benefit.


Contact a Residential and Commercial Locksmith

Do you own a home, vehicle, or business? Whether you wish to repair your current lock system, or you want to learn about upgrades, our team at Armor Security can help. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 815-469-0606.