The construction of some of the old dwellings included as a last step the mounting of doors and windows. The door itself had both a utilitarian role and a protective one, defending against robbery.
The closing of the door was done in a very simple manner, either by drawing a rope, or using a wooden handle. Yet, there are many closing systems used for assurance.
One category of assurance systems inside the house include: the wooden bolt, latch, hook, stick in the door, assurance methods during the night time. Another category refers to closing from the outside and its specific methods: the stick in the door, when the owner is somewhere in the neighborhood, as well as the locks which were assured by switching the key in the door.
The traditional closing systems were gradually replaced by ironmongery items. Wooden locks could still be encountered nowadays in auxiliary structures of the farmyard or in temporary shelters.