Did you know that the most basic and handy security system – the lock and key – go back 2500 years! The first mechanism was invented in ancient Assyria in 600 BCE, and interestingly, the mechanism of a key moving pin tumblers into vacant slots is used even today. In fact, even the iconic Yale lock, one of the best-known international brands in the world, traces its origin back to 1865!
Read more about technological breakthroughs in locks and keys over the centuries, in this infographic; each advancement tells a story of man’s capacity for innovation!
The Evolution of Locks & Keys Through the Ages:
Infographic by – HalfPrice.com.au