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How Technology Has Evolved the Locksmith Industry

Over the years, technology has continuously evolved and given us different products and services borne out of innovation. From the ever-changing models of electronics to gadgets and appliances, we can say that technology has made life stress free and convenient.

The locksmith industry is not left out of this technological wave and advancement. New ideas are developed to make systems and products in the locksmith industry more efficient. Also, locksmiths are adapting to these innovations to enable us to improve ways of rendering services to secure people and properties. In this article, we will be discussing how technology has evolved this industry and the different innovations that exist in this space.

Card Access Control Systems

Access control systems are designed to manage access to a building or specific areas. The card access control system is configured to use access cards for all operations. These cards are made of plastics using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology. It transmits signals to the card reader through an embedded smart chip. Users gain access when they swipe the card through the card reader.

Smart Locks

Smart door locks are keyless locks that allow you to open your door without a physical key. They can be controlled via a smartphone app. Most models come standard with a numeric keypad designed to enable users to enter a unique access code. A smart lock connects to your home's WiFi network and allows you to send encrypted commands for locking and unlocking the door. Apart from homeowners that are up to date with upgrades in the security industry, many businesses and companies use smart locks as it eliminates the need to copy keys for employees.

Locks with Biometric Sensors

A biometric sensor is a transducer that changes a person's biometric trait into an electronic signal. Biometric traits include fingerprint, face, eyes, voice, etc. Every biometric device or system requires one type of sensor. Biometric applications mainly include a microphone for voice capture and high definition camera for eye or face capture. At this point, you're probably thinking about a few action movies you've seen where doors or safes were opened using face or eye capture. Yes, they are all examples of biometric sensors. And the good news is that you can replicate those things in the Sci-Fi movies in your home or office.

Biometric installations like face recognition systems are popularly used for high-security rooms and vaults. They are effective because of their ability to identify a person by comparing and analyzing patterns in digital images.

CCTV Systems

CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. It is a video system that combines video cameras strategically placed around an area to record footage and transmit it to display on a monitor(s) for viewing. A CCTV system is made up of components including

  • Camera
  • Wires
  • Video footage storage
  • Monitors

Most businesses that experience high traffic use CCTV systems to monitor the activities of employees and customers in case a theft or crime occurs. Apart from viewing, you also get timestamps to let you know what happens when.

There are 2 kinds of CCTV systems

  • Wired: Cameras and every other component are wired
  • Wireless: The system works via an internet connection and wires are not needed.


All these are seamless systems that you can get for your household to increase security and all you need do is contact the Birmingham Locksmith Pro to install whichever system you've chosen.