Laptop Locks?

pdxappl

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I am taking my powerbook 1.67 GHZ to college, and am concerned about security. Does anyone have reccomendations or advice on securing a laptop? I am thinking about buying a Kensington lock, but it seems like it could be cut pretty easily. Any other ideas?
 

wako

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pdxappl said:
I am taking my powerbook 1.67 GHZ to college, and am concerned about security. Does anyone have reccomendations or advice on securing a laptop? I am thinking about buying a Kensington lock, but it seems like it could be cut pretty easily. Any other ideas?


Are you talking about the Kensington lock that is black and has a combination lock? Because underneath all that is metal wiring.
 

me_94501

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pdxappl said:
I am taking my powerbook 1.67 GHZ to college, and am concerned about security. Does anyone have reccomendations or advice on securing a laptop? I am thinking about buying a Kensington lock, but it seems like it could be cut pretty easily. Any other ideas?
Any lock you buy is but a deterrent; none is fail-safe. With that in mind, Kensington offers a lock where if it is broken and someone steals your laptop, you may be reimbursed up to $1500 to replace the laptop. There are some stipulations, however. I would suggest going to Kensington's site to learn more about it. Where I work, we recommend that customers not buy the combination locks. Users often mess up when setting the combination and bring them back, thinking they're defective. Each time, we manage to find the combination and it works.
 

stridey

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Honestly, I wouldn't bother with a lock. When it's in your room, lock the room, and when it's not in the room keep an eye on it. It's the only way to really be sure you won't get stolen from.
 

20rogersc

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Jun 28, 2005
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I wouldn't bother with a lock. Just make sure you know where it is and just be sensible really - never leave a room without it etc...

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jdechko

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Jul 1, 2004
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pdxappl, I honestly wouldnt waste your money, it was one of the first things i bought with my laptop, and i never used it.
 
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