For the modern technology developing gradually, electronic locks develop into a new period. The new technologies come out in succession, cellphone induction unlocking, identity card unlocking, fingerprint identification unlocking, cellphone or SMS alarm for remote unlocking. Those new technologies add wing to the development of electronic locks, improving the intelligence of electronic locks further, greatly enriching modern people’s lives and reducing the distance between people’s pursuit and yearning and quality of intelligent life.
The application of new technologies of electronic locks also brings benefits to traditional door locks, door industry, real estate, hotel, intelligent builds, door stores and other relative lock industries or enterprises. Electronic locks can be widely applied in security door, armored door, log door and copper door, making great contribution to the development of door industry and differentiation of products. Meanwhile, the locks also add higher additional value and new selling points to door products, more and more accepted by market and welcomed by customers.
With Chinese economy vigorously developing and real estate and hotel as pillar industries of national economy, the high quality houses begin to use electronic locks largely, further enhancing intelligence of houses, constantly improving the quality of house and attracting interests and favorable impressions of customers. Electronic locks also enhance comprehensive competitiveness and promote sales. In Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Changsha, Nanchang, Wuhan and other cities, intelligent hotels come out in succession.
For economy developing and living standard constantly improving, the pursuit for high quality lives and demands for security are growing gradually. High quality electronic locks have already begun to successively enter into high grade private properties and office buildings. People will not be bothered by key any longer, enjoying the harmony of intelligent world and quality lives.
Chinese locks have come out for thousands of years. Wood locks were discovered at Yangshao cultural sites. Bronze locks were invented in the Western Zhou Dynasty. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, metal locks had been widely utilized. Until now, Chinese locks not only still have practical value, but also become precious historic proof, which also reflects the developing history of carpentry and hardware technology sideways.
At present, annual sales of Chinese lock industry are about 40 billion RMB and output is 1.9 billion. Based on statistics of customs, the annual growth rate of lock industry in period of the 12th Five Year Plan was 31%, which was 2 times of average growth rate of hardware industry. In the first year of 2015, the export value of locks was 2.082 billion dollars, growing by 15.9% on year to year. According to the calculation, the export value of the whole year was about 4.6 billion dollars. Import value of locks was 273 million dollars, growing by 16.2% on year to year.
With the development of technology, the demands on market gradually transfer from metal locks to intelligent locks and electronic locks. Electronic coded lock is an electronic product that controls circuit or chip (access control system) through code, controlling the switch of mechanical lock and realizing locking and unlocking. Intelligent lock refers to that the lock is more intelligent in user identification, security and manageability. Access control system is actuating parts in doors.
Although in daily life, we commonly consider that intelligent locks and electronic locks are mostly used in public places such as office, school, hotel and bank, people still feel that those high-tech products are difficult to combine with their own lives. However, in developed countries, electronic locks have already been commonly used, having definite market share on civilian market.
In China, the level of coded lock is only equivalent to the international level in 1970’s. The cost of electronic coded lock is still high and the market is mainly keypad electronic locks. Keypad and card key electronic locks have already reached international advanced level. However, for self-developed electronic locks, market structure is still not formed and has less application. Although on Chinese market, electronic locks account for less than 2% of civil locks, when people are familiar with swiping card into office area, financial keyboard lock in bank and biometric lock, electronic locks will develop deeply into business, meanwhile, causing huge impact on civil market.