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Analysis of the development trend of the hardware lock industry
Dec 12, 2018

Analysis of the development trend of the hardware lock industry


In recent years, the homogenization of products in China's hardware lock industry is serious. There are a large number of small and micro enterprises, and the sales channels of various enterprises are similar. The brands that can be well known by consumers are rare, even in the home building materials industry, well-known hardware. There are not many lock brands. So what is the current development trend of China's hardware lock industry?


Economists believe that the development of each industry or industry has to go through a process, the industrial life cycle. This process generally consists of four phases: the start-up phase, the growth phase, the maturity phase, and the recession phase. At present, China's hardware lock industry is in the stage of maturity and decline. Why do you say that in recent years, the state has been advocating the transformation of economic growth mode, and governments at all levels have also invested heavily in promoting industrial upgrading. Many local governments are implementing industrial transfer, eliminating backward production capacity, reducing the number of enterprises, avoiding redundant construction, and improving the overall quality of enterprises.


The homogenization of products in China's hardware lock industry is serious. There are a large number of small and micro enterprises, and the sales channels of various enterprises are similar. The brands that can be well known by consumers are rare. Even in the home building materials industry, the number of well-known hardware lock brands Not much. Therefore, after the end of the current economic cycle, many small and micro enterprises will be eliminated.


There will be two major trends in the development of the hardware lock industry.


Trend 1: Digital fingerprint locks are expected to make up for shortcomings. As far as the lock products themselves are concerned, most of the locks in China are mechanical mortise locks and ball locks. These two kinds of locks are simple in production technology. As long as they are real materials and strictly control the various manufacturing processes, quality problems will not occur. But these two kinds of locks are not high-tech products, the technical content is low, and it is difficult to upgrade. Therefore, after nearly 20 years of development, the domestic lock industry has still not made breakthrough progress, and product functions have always been positioned on practical and security anti-theft functions. The biggest effort that companies can make is to control the quality of the products and to make new appearances. It is no exaggeration to say that the low technical content causes the congenital deficiency of the mortise lock and the ball lock, which has become a short board for the development of the lock industry.


However, the advent of electronic fingerprint locks has made the hardware lock industry a certain change. With the development of intelligent security technology and the widespread use of chips, electronic fingerprint locks have developed rapidly. To survive, a company must walk on two legs in terms of products. First, it must have high value-added products, which can bring more profits to the enterprise. Second, it must have a lot of products. This product only needs Earn a small amount of profit, the purpose is to attract the attention of consumers, improve the brand and the influence of the company. Both are indispensable. For lock companies, the ball lock can be used for the volume, while the mortise lock and the electronic lock can get more profit.


Trend 2: Locking enterprises and door enterprises cooperate to emphasize personalization


As we all know, although the scale development of the lock industry is earlier than that of the door industry, after the high-speed development of the door industry for more than a decade, its industrial scale is far beyond the lock industry. Today, the development of the door industry has become the vane of the lock industry. It is often the case that after a new door is introduced, the lock company will design and produce matching locks according to that door product. Many European style locks on the market are produced according to the design concept of high-end European wooden doors. For more industry information, please refer to the market research and analysis report of the hardware lock industry.