There are many types of electronic locks, such as digital locks, fingerprint locks, card locks, Bio locks and so on. Among them, one of the most practical and popular ones are the push-button electronic code locks.
This is an electronic lock that operates in a manner similar to a push-button telephone. A set of passwords is sequentially input through the digital keys on the keyboard. If the password is the same as the internally agreed password, an electrical signal is output to drive the electromagnet or the small motor to open the latch and complete an unlocking process. According to relevant information, the study of such locks began in the 1930s and has been applied in some special places for a long time. The original intention of studying such a lock is to improve the safety of the lock, because the key combination of the electronic lock is extremely large, and it can be matched with the mechanical lock to avoid the problem that the key is copied.
Under the premise of high security, another feature of it - without the need for a key - is appreciated by more and more people. Because carrying a lot of keys has become cumbersome, and the electronic lock only needs to remember a set of passwords, without carrying keys. This is also the motivation for many inventors to research popular electronic locks.
After the 1980s, with the advent of electronic lock ASICs, the size of electronic locks was reduced. Reliability was improved and cheap products began to appear. So there are already conditions for impacting the mechanical lock market. However, contrary to expectations, the market is still the world of mechanical locks. The use of intelligent electronic locks is limited to a certain extent, and there is no obvious progress.
However, its large number of combination and the advantages of not using keys have great attraction, which attracts many inventors to work hard for it. We believe that with the progress of technology, electronic locks will become more and more perfect and gradually occupy the market.