Locksmith Canberra facts
Most of us would take for granted that when you get locked out of your home or car, a locksmith Canberra or elsewhere is just a call away. But not many of us would have stopped to think about the interesting profession of locksmithing. So here is a quick look at some facts you might not have known about this trade.
Locks have been around for nearly as long as people have had things worth securing. Well, not quite, but locks have still been around for a very long time. The ancient Egyptians used a wooden door lock, and wealthy ancient Romans were known to lock their valuables in boxes, keeping the keys as rings on their fingers.
With the industrial revolution modernising lock technology, there came a rise in the need for locksmiths. Traditionally, locksmiths were required to build and repair entire locks. While nowadays with mass production, the modern locksmith is more involved in the installation and maintenance of high-tech security systems.
Joseph Bramah invented the ‘unpickable’ lock in 1784 – which was considered as such until 67 years later. In 1926 William Banham came up with the first automatic latch bolt lock after his wife’s dress shop was burgled. Finally, the famous Houdini was a trained locksmith, which gave him his prowess with escaping locks.
As you can see, there’s much more to locksmiths than just letting you back into your home. The Team at Night and Day Locksmiths have a range of services and are ready to help.