looking for physical security

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paulsdub, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. paulsdub macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, the youth room at my church recently got a new 21.5' imac (so excited) and we aren't going to set it up until we can have some form of really secure way on bolted it to the desk without a laptop lock.

    I think i found something called a security shoe last week but it was only made for previous imac models.

    Help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you were really serious about it, there's nothing stopping you from drilling a hole into the footrest and bolting it down that way.
     
  3. paulsdub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, i don't think either of those would be an option we could hit up. we want it to be nicely secured but not drill a hole in the computer or its base itself.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    That big round hole is already in there.

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  5. paulsdub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sweet, any ideas what i could do with that hole.

    thanks btw that hole looks promising!
     
  6. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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  7. danistyping macrumors regular

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    too easy haha....


    Anyway, my band tours regularly and when we bring our iMac on the tour bus we have three holes drilled in the base and secure a lock through the hole. Good luck!
     
  8. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    one solution to make use of the already existing hole is a vesa mount adapter
    then you can fix the iMac to a wall or with a arm to the desk /wall , if you use these security bolds which have heads that break of after you tightend them up a pretty safe thing
    http://www.imacmount.com/imac-vesa-adapter.html

    other option would be to bold this casing on the wall and place the iMac inside
    its used for outside tv's to protect them against theft weather and vandalism
    (fan inside for cooling )


    http://www.armagard.co.uk/lcd-enclosure/lcd-monitor-enclosure.html

    maybe not pretty , but you could always use a kensington lock with alarm during the time people to protect it are about and during nighttime lock it into the armagard case
     

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