Laptop alarm.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bloodycape, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    I recently purchase a lock for my mbp and now I am looking for a non-software alarm to go with it so I can make fully sure it will not be stolen. I did a search but all I came upon was software alarm and such. Thank you.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Uh.. what does this mean?

    There's no such product in the world..

    I mean, even if you hand-cuffed it to your wrist, it COULD be stolen. Somehow. Probably messily and painfully with a hacksaw, but we won't delve into that one.

    How much money do you want to spend? How could you possibly assure that it won't get stolen when you aren't at home? Considered hired goons as protection?
     
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I know you said you aren't interested in software alarms or anything but this is a great piece of software I just bought and it's only $30.

    It's called Undercover, by Orbicule. You should check it out, it's really worth it if you're serious about security.
     
  4. bloodycape thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I know about that and will most likely get it but I am also looking for an external based alarm also.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    So, you're looking for a fiber optic cable that an alarm will sound if cut, blah blah blah? What if they simply rip the cable out of the computer (completely possible)?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hehe.. with armholes so you can stick your hands in and use it.
     
  7. Willis macrumors 68020

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    this has to be the most far out questions ive heard..... fitting an alarm to your computer. come on.... what do you expect to happen to it?
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Get a G5 PowerMac and chain the handles to a fridge...
     
  9. bloodycape thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I've seen a few like these but they are few and far between.

    Have you ever thought about getting insurance? I'm gonna get some... You put in the dollar amount for a computer and it will generate the yearly fee.

    I put in like 5000 for Laptop and extras and it was 250 a year I think.
     

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