Electronic locks: how they work and why they are safe

Electronic locks: an advanced support

Thanks to the advent of electronic locks, it is possible to replace traditional keys by taking advantage of all the important developments in automation functions.

In particular, of course, with regard to the possibility of locking and unlocking a lock remotely, but not only solid door.

Electronic locks, now mostly associated with cars, represent a novelty for private and commercial buildings. In fact, on the market there are more and more people who choose them for homes and businesses, due to a series of reasons that we will see in this article.

But what exactly do electronic locks consist of and why do they represent a fundamental support for keeping your spaces safe?

How a security lock works

To understand this, you need to know how the “classic” cylinder locks work .

The reason why it is the most effective system to protect and control the environments of your home lies in its functioning. The mechanism consists of a latch used to block the gap between the side of the door and its frame.

At a mechanical level and in the choice of materials, the options are different: from the simple bolt that is held in position by special springs, to the deadbolt, traditionally considered safer since it is able to remain in position until the manual release is carried out. For both types of system, locking and unlocking take place by turning an element, generally a knob or key.

Keyed padlocks use a mechanism in which the lock cylinder is held in place by small metal pins, each of which is made up of an upper and a lower half.

As a key is inserted and subsequently turned, the serrated edge acts so that each pin is moved exactly a certain distance.