Q&A: Locksmith Chuck Dixon

One reason that I conduct interviews with industry professionals in this column is to hopefully inspire readers to change something about the way they conduct their business, with the result being more profit and a business that runs more...


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Do you the day when mechanical solutions won't exist any more?

I see it occurring now. The 2006 and 2007 Corvette uses a proximity card that opens the car when you get close and allows you to start the car with the push of a button. The technology does exist and will spread to more models of cars over the next few years. Many homeowners already have push button electro-mechanical locks and there are biometric readers available for residential locks and new homes are being built with smart-home technology.

What new and exciting technology is out there?

I see more biometrics and iris identification to make sure of whom you are and that you're authenticated to enter. Some laptop computers have biometric security that won't allow you to use it without proper authentication.

No matter how high tech things get, are they are still just different ways to actuate a series of events that results in an opening?

Pretty much, these different readers just authenticate who you are so you can access something and they're triggering a relay or series of relays to either send power to a device to tell it to unlock, or taking power away and telling it to unlock.

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