You have probably been in a situation when you have been out in a restaurant with your friends or to the movie theater with your partner and questioned yourself whether you have locked the door from your home. You have also likely experienced a situation of waking up in the middle of the night and wondered whether the door is locked. Many people have also gone through negative experiences of losing their home keys or them being stolen. All of these and many more other situations point out how much home locks and home security are important.
Many of people still believe that locks are just mechanical devices that can only be opened by inserting a key inside them. This was the case since the invention of locks and still is today, but times are changing at a rapid rate and today we also have many electronic smart locks. The future is also promising as there are many new technologies that are being developed and will become available in short period of time.
The main purpose of locks will always be to protect homes and people living inside, but automated locks will become even more popular in the upcoming years and smartphone lock applications will also take their place on the market. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to locks in the near future.
Locks in the future may be quite different than the locks we have today. Times will come when we will be approaching front doors that do not have any type of lock at all. Those modern doors will unlock with a simple smartphone command, voice recognition, fingerprints reader, or even by scanning of your eye. At the same time when the door opens, lights will turn on and maybe even the air conditioner or the audio and video system will also come on.
Most of these things will become a reality in very near future. Many government buildings and commercial properties are already using the mentioned types of security locks. The only thing that still prevents this technology from reaching the wider masses is the high price for having such technology installed in your home. The first thing we should expect in the near future is the home builders starting to incorporate the automated home locks into their home designs. As soon as this happens and becomes acceptable by the public, automated home locking systems will become an integral part of our everyday lives.
Regardless of how the locking systems and high-tech locking technology will eventually become, there will always be some kind of mechanical component in the locks of the future. The locking bolt and locking latch will always be mechanical parts, but the difference will be that they will be made of some ultra quality new materials. Anyhow, in order to keep your doors locked, you will always need the lock bolt. Smart locking systems of the future will also allow you more control over your home and will make you feel more comfortable, knowing that these systems will be almost impossible to break.