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October 27, 2017

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Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds


From 600BC, the evolution of the lock and key through millennia

The humble mechanical lock and key has been with us since 600BC, with their first incarnation found in the ruins of Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria.

Evolution of the technology has been slow and steady since then. Notable innovations through millennia are documented in the graphic below, which charts the lock and key’s history.

Thanks to HalfPrice.com.AU, which retails home improvement products, for letting us publish this fascinating infographic.


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I am not sure the keypad is the evolution of the lock, I think Aperio would be better placed at the end!


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