One of the elements that can be quickly seen approaching the future are doors and locks. Today, for various reasons, primarily for safety and security reasons, locks are increasingly being used to open them – a key is not necessary. Seeing that keys are wacky, often lost or stolen, designers as well as lock and door manufacturers have started thinking of alternatives to keys. So today there are door locks that can be opened with a code that we type on a small keyboard, remote controls with a smartphone or, even, with a fingerprint.
Some of these modern locks have a mechanical system with a dial, such as those seen on suitcases, bicycle chains and lockers. The dial is usually located on a small board above the handle itself. The good thing is that the vast majority of these locks often come with a lifetime warranty, which means the build quality is excellent. However, what is more interesting for the doors of the future are the doors and locks with the electrical system. In this domain, manufacturers are very inventive and creative, in every way possible. In addition to the great design these locks have, there are also ways to unlock and lock them, use them, and connect them to technology over the internet. Special software and applications are created by which people use their locks and their doors. First, to unlock a door with an electrical system, a card can be used instead of a key that is read by a sensor as it exists, e.g. in payment actions. This system is widespread in public institutions and facilities such as schools, hospitals or hotels and is most commonly combined with other locking and unlocking methods. They are state-of-the-art locks that contain a special biometric sensor so you can unlock them with your fingerprint! Imagine returning home dead-tired and only needing a gentle touch to get into your home. Really handy, isn’t it? With these models, you first need to “register” your own fingerprint so that the system knows that it recognizes you and then you can use the lock.