From ancient kings using wooden locks to safeguard their riches to modern survivalists erecting panic rooms, humans realized long ago that they had things worth protecting — and they’ve been devising ways to keep others from stealing them ever since. And as long as there have been locks, there have been people who — for sinister reasons or simply for fun — are intent on defeating them. The war betwee n locks and pickers has waged for millennia, resulting in a long history of improvements and innovations in the security industry. For example, the first Bluetooth-supported locking system, Kwikset Kevo, arrived on t he market in 2013, and it may change the way we think about locks and keys forever.

From Status Symbol to Safeguard: A Visual History of Lock and Key: http://lifehacker.com/from-status-symbol-to-safeguard-a-visual-history-of-lo-1556905254

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