Learn More about the Different Types of Locks
In this day and age, the crime rates of each countries in every parts of the globe are definitely increasing, and the most common crimes includes burglary, robbery and theft. And because of those crimes, the people are producing and practicing or using various methods that can help in promoting protection, security and safety to themselves, to their families and to their properties or belongings, as well. The people are using and purchasing the various types of locks that are manufactured and designed as devices that can help in preventing these common criminal activities from happening.
A fastening device called as a lock, can be released with the use of a secret information such as a password or keyword supplied by the owner, a physical object such as a security token, key, keycard fingerprint, and an RFID or radio-frequency identification card; and a combination provided by the manufacturer or the owner. Locks are being divided into two various categories, namely the locks with electronic keys and the locks with physical keys. The five examples of the locks with physical keys are the Abloy lock or disc tumbler lock, which is composed and designed with slotted rotating detainer discs; the lever tumbler lock, which is composed of a set of levers that can prevent the bolt from moving in the lock; the warded lock, which is composed of a set of obstructions or wards that can stop or prevent the lock from opening unless the right manufactured key is used and inserted; the wafer tumbler lock, which is quite similar to the pin tumbler lock; and the pin tumbler lock, which is composed and designed with a set of pins that can prevent the lock to open unless the correct key is used and inserted. The common examples of the locks with electronic keys includes the electronic lock, which is connected to an access control system and can operate via an electronic current; are the keycard lock, which can be operated with the use of flat card like a driver’s license and credit card; the smart lock, which is recognized as an electromechanical lock that can open or close the door with the use of an authorized device through a wireless protocol and cryptographic key; and the sidebar lock, which can operate through the use of fins on a radial key that can activate the sidebars by aligning a cylindrical code bar found within the lock. The other types of locks are cam lock, bicycle lock, child safety lock, chamber lock, time lock, rim lock, padlock, magnetic keyed lock, luggage lock, protector lock, police lock, Chubb detector lock, lock screen, mortise lock, magnetic lock, combination lock, cylinder lock, deadbolt, and electric strike.