history of car locks is as old as the history of the car itself. In the beginning of the
20th century the first cars used a simple ignition switch operated by a small variety of
non-interchangeable keys to guard against unauthorized use of the car. Later, as car bodies
were developed with completely enclosed cabins, door locks were produced to prevent
unauthorized entry into the car and to protect personal belongings stored inside the car.
Today the multitude of motor vehicles driving on the
streets of the world requires improved security systems. Security offered by the
mechanical car locks has been improved by a wide variety of key profiles used in combination with
with an increasing number of possible key cut combinations.
With the addition of high tech elements such as microchips and transponders integrated
into the head of the key, the number of different non-interchangeable keys available to
the car industry is now practically unlimited.