The Art of Locking Up
Door locks and security mechanisms have actually been around for a long time, and you might be surprised to learn that the technology really hasn’t changed much in all that time. Someone with something very precious to keep safe, came up with a basic wooden pin-lock cylinder mechanism in Mesopotamia some 6000 years ago. It was opened with a wooden key. What most homes in the US now use is a metal pin-lock cylinder mechanism opened with a metal key. If you are like most homeowners, you likely have a key for your front door.
New Technology on the Horizon
- 1x per year: You want to keep your door lock working smoothly, so keep the screws tight and apply an occasional lubrication with a special lock lubricant that won’t gum up the works.