Best lock/security cable for 15" uMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shred, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. shred macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I've got a new 15" uMBP and would like to find what you guys would recommend in terms of a lock/security cable?

    Thanks!
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Any one that has a fairly thick cable will work. The thicker the cable, the harder it is to cut though.

    I also recommend a combination lock over a key lock. You can change the combination, but you can't change a key.
     
  3. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Why would I need to change the key? You mean if someone stole your key but hasn't stolen your MBP yet?

    Though I think the combo lock is a nice idea in that I'm afraid I'll lose the key and leave my MBP locked up to something, lol
     
  4. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    I was also wondering the same thing regarding security, but I heard the kensington locks are quite easy to pick.
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You can't pick a combination lock, but given enough time, a thief can guess it. A lock could be picked faster than a combination guessed. Also, it is very easy for a thief to make a copy of a key.

    Don't forget that locks work as theft deterrent, not prevention.
     
  6. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    And from my perspective with a combination you don't need to carry around a key as well. A key is just another thing to lose. With a combination you don't have to worry about carrying and keeping track of a key, just have to make sure you remember the combination.

    I would say get a combo lock rather than a key lock.
     
  7. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    I saw a video on youtube where a guy picked a kensington key lock using a toilet roll tube in 1 minute. I'll try to find it, otherwise just search it.
     
  8. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's actually what I was talking about
     

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